As a child, I loved cooking and loved hearing Little Women and Little Men. So I have many, many memories of enjoying this book. I think I read from it more than actually cooking, because the recipes definitely require help from a grown-up, at least for those toward the bottom of the target age. However, I "helped" my Mom make the Honey-Pumpkin Pie with Gingersnap Crust for Thanksgiving when I was five, and it's been a standing tradition in our family for 22 years now. I'll partially attribute my life-long love of cooking to this book, because it helped link work in the kitchen with stories I loved.