I could only rate this 4 stars. Since this is a gift, I have not personally tried the recipes. I based my rating from observing my grandsons (ages 6 and 3) and their father's reactions. This was a Christmas gift and once they opened it, the boys forgot about the remaining gifts to be opened. The delicious illustrations gave them an appetite for most of the recipes. They love their Star Wars and enjoyed seeing their favorite characters become edible sources from another galaxy!