The Quokka Logic and Baking Book

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 Kiwi author 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!

Written by Karen McMillan

$29.99 incl. GST

8 in stock (can be backordered)

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The Quokka Logic and Baking Book is representing New Zealand at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in November 2023. This is the Olympics of the cookbook world, so a massive honour for Kiwi author Karen McMillan!


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

Motorhomes, Caravans and Destinations Magazine ~ ‘‘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.’

NZ Booklovers ~ ‘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.’

Meet the Kiwi authorKaren McMillan

Find out more about Auckland author Karen McMillan on her author profile.

Additional information

Dimensions21.5 × 13.5 cm

Wirebound A5

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Published by

Duckling Publishing


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