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The Quokka Logic and Baking Book
Duckling Publishing, Available in Spiral Bound Paperback

A baking book for children with a twist: family recipes and Mrs Quokka’s quirky logic all in one fun volume.

From the bestselling Elastic Island Adventures series comes a fun baking book for children, with recipes by Mrs Quokka and her son Jase the Quokka. By popular demand, Mrs Quokka also shares some of her quirky quokka logic – fun sayings that will bring a smile due to being so illogical.

In real life, most recipes come from two treasured, handwritten recipe books handed down to Karen McMillan from her mother and grandmother.

Enjoy these easy-to-make, tried and true family recipes that are perfect for children and will encourage kids to have fun creating these yummy baking treats.

A little bit retro and a little bit modern, have fun making these delicious cakes, loaves, muffins, biscuits, slices, small treats and desserts! Baking has never been easier!


The Quokka Logic and Baking Book was the prestigious third place winner in the Baking Books Category in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2023. 


'This cookbook is the perfect way to entertain kinds on the next rainy weekend. With lots of easy and delicious recipes to choose from, as well as quirky quokka sayings, young cooks are guaranteed to learn lots and have fun creating these yummy baking treats!'  Woman's Day

'Here’s something for the budding baker in your life and it’s just delightful. Karen McMillan is the author of the popular Elastic Island Adventures series for children. What a brilliant idea to add a cookbook to the collection. It’s fun, and full of yummy recipes that children will just love making. The illustrations are colourful and eye-catching.' NZME Newspapers

'‘The perfect book to introduce or rediscover the delights of home baking, as well as a fun excuse to spend time with children (or grandchildren) in the kitchen. Accompanied by retro-styled photographs (cute enough to frame), this offering of more than 40 easy-to-follow recipes includes cakes, loaves, muffins, biscuits, slices, small treats, and desserts…It’s a wonderful selection of recipes, packed with personality to enjoy across the generations.’ Motorhomes, Caravans and Destinations Magazine

'Just a few pantry staples are needed to make many of these recipes. The clearly written, step-by-step instructions are easy for young bakers to follow. For each recipe, Karen McMillan has created and photographed an enchanting still life. The recipe is prettily plated and is surrounded by an artful arrangement of objects, including tiny plastic creatures, sprigs of leaves and flowers, and loveable soft toys. It’s been fun to bake these easily doable and yummy recipes from The Quokka Logic and Baking Book and have a laugh at Mrs Quokka’s illogical quotes.' NZ Booklovers

'When I gave this to my daughter, it took longer for her to choose something to make than it did for her to actually make it! There are some great staples, like chocolate chip cookies, lemon cake, and chocolate fudge. Most recipes use pantry staples, hence the delay in choosing something to make. I really liked the fact that it had pictures as it gives you a really good idea of what it should look like. This is a great recipe book for kids and adults! The recipes are all things you would want to bake with kids and most of the recipes are 'old school' and come from the author's mum and nana. I can honestly say there is not one recipe I wouldn't be happy to make.'

'We have been baking from your Quokka Logic Cookbook (chocolate cookies, lemon and coconut cupcakes, hundreds and thousands biscuits) so thank you - It’s been keeping us busy these school holidays and all were delicious.' Isabelle

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