Go to http://recipecards.net/cgi-bin/free/free46.cgn
Click on "Recipe Card Maker"
Under number one, choose 4" by 6"
Choose decoration for card. You don’t need two unless you want them.
Under "Enter name of Recipe" you write Recipe for ______(title of book).
Under "Sign your recipe card", you write By ____(your name).
Under Ingredients on the left, you write:
- Title –
- Author –
- Publisher -
- _____ Pages
- Genre - ___________
Under ingredients on the right, you write the name of each character with a few character traits following
the name in parentheses. Separate traits with a comma. Example:
Milo (bored, curious)
Tock (protective, punctual)
Humbug (dopey, indecisive)
Under "Type your recipe instructions", you will write Plot- Here, you will describe the plot. Summarize
the whole book including a little detail. Remember to say something about the beginning, middle, and end
in only 4-6 (or so) sentences. You don’t have to tell the ending. Your plot needs to be in your own
Then Write "Excitement". Describe one exciting scene.
Last, write "Opinion/Recommendation". Write what you thought of the book (not just "good" or "bad").
Example: I felt that this book was full of excitement and suspense. I couldn’t wait to see who Milo was
going to meet next.
Skip the second recipe section (unless you want to do a fun one for someone). Example:
Recipe for a Good Friend
Half a Cup of trust
2 T of laughter
Click on "Preview and Print"
Highlight or underline the words Plot, Excitement, and Opinion/Recommendation.
Cut out recipe.
I will grade.
Recipe Book Report
- 1 cup of plot
Tell briefly what the story is about, but don’t give away the ending.
- 2 teaspoons of characters
Who are the main characters? Describe them briefly.
- 2 tablespoons of excitement
Select a short passage from the book that describes something exciting that happened. Try to find a
passage that has the main character in it.
- Mix thoroughly and bake. When cool, frost with this special icing:
- 1/2 Cup of opinion
What did you like about the book? What didn’t you like?
- 1 teaspoon of recommendation
Whom do you think would enjoy this book? Why?
- Finally sprinkle on the following information:
- Title of book
- Name of Author
- Name of Publisher
- Number of pages
- Literary Genre
Recipe for Phantom Tollbooth
By <student name>
Title – The Phantom Tollbooth Milo (bored, curious, friendly)
Author – Norton Juster Tock (protective, punctual)
Publisher – Bullseye Books, Inc. Humbug (silly, indecisive)
Genre – Fantasy
Plot: This story is about Milo, a young boy who is bored. He finds a toy car in his room,
which takes him to a magical land. There he must rescue two princesses. He becomes good
friends with Tock, a dog, and the Humbug, a goofy bug. He meets many strange people on his
journey, and discovers that life is not so boring after all.
Excitement: One morning Milo tried to direct the orchestra that started the sunrise all by
himself. He kept messing up and the sky turned purple and the grass yellow! He kept trying
to fix it, but it kept getting worse!
Opinion/Recommendation: I find that this book was full of excitement and suspense. I
couldn’t wait to see who he was going to meet next. I strongly recommend this book to anyone
who loves humor, excitement, and fantasy.
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