Local food: Tiny’s Bermuda Cookbook for Kids. *Photo supplied
Local food: Tiny’s Bermuda Cookbook for Kids. *Photo supplied

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18: Tiny the Tree Frog has been busy in the kitchen brewing up eleven special recipes for a new children’s cookbook.

The children’s book character, created by author Elizabeth Mulderig, is the star of the new book Tiny the Tree Frog’s Bermuda Cookbook for Kids.

Tiny is honouring Bermuda by not only producing the first 30 limited editions on the island but also by using re-cycled, environmentally friendly paper.

“Tiny Bermuda dishes include; kooky kite day cookies, cup match pizzas and ho ho ho (boxing day) French toast,” says author Elizabeth Mulderig.

“All of the recipes are island recipes supplied by Bermudians.”

Mulderig is very thankful to be surrounded by talented chefs as her talents do not extend into the kitchen. Elaine Murray, owner of The Irish Linen Shop, not only helped with a few of the recipes but came up with the idea of producing thirty limited edition copies.

 “The limited edition copies will be hand coloured and signed by the author,” says Murray. “Thus, making this a collectors item and a very special Christmas gift.”

There will be an opening tea party and book signing at the Irish Linen Shop for Tiny’s new book on December 3 from 3pm to 4pm.

“In these times of ‘Buy Bda’ it is great to see a locally produced product that both celebrates the island’s heritage and pays attention to its future environmental health,” said Mulderig.

“"eny has always been a popular little fella. However, his popularity has soared since the Corporation of Hamilton placed the book, Tiny the Tree Frog Tours Bermuda in Par-La-Ville and Victoria parks. Tiny has received so much attention because of this Story Walk in the park. Both locals and visitors alike seem to relish the idea of encouraging reading in a fun way while strolling through the park. This delights me since the reason I produce the books in the first place is to encourage reading.”

This book was the first one Elizabeth ever wrote in 1992. It has since won the Lily award, been chosen to be placed in the parks and sold more copies than any other children’s book in Bermuda. The book has just gone into its sixth edition and the CD featuring the story with a background chorus of tree frogs will be available for the holiday season.

If you who miss out on getting a limited edition copy do not worry as the commercial books will be out in the spring at; Bermuda Book Store, Brown and Co., Daisy Mac, The Irish Linen Shop, Cooper’s and Craft Market.