Welcome to Snoutz Adventures
and “Pipper’s Secret Ingredient”

The 1st Snoutz Adventure chapter book for kids 7 and up

Snoutz Adventures is about engaging kids in reading, cooking, healthy eating, friendship, learning life skills, travel, and much more.

We’re excited to introduce you to Pipper—food blogger, world traveler, and best friend to a tight group of canine companions. You’ve come to the right place to preview this book about her BowWOW action-packed exploits across the globe.

People are saying good things about Pipper's Secret Ingredient!

Pipper in the Press

Kirkus Reviews

“An educational tool that’s well-disguised as as a compelling, fun read, excellent for kids interested in dogs, food and travel.”


This is a keeper on the nightstand to read out loud to young children or have them read alone, especially at bedtime. With the fun canine friendships, unique places visited, the occasional foreign words, and clever blogging, any child will learn and enjoy its story of love being the most important ingredient.


“I recommend Pipper’s Secret Ingredient for ages 8 and up. The layout is perfect for reluctant readers (especially of chapter books). The exciting adventures and loyal friendships are sure to appeal.”

What kids are saying about Pipper's Secret Ingredient

What Kids Are Saying

“…My favorite is Bumbles. He is funny how he tries to disguise himself. This is a great book! Funny! Creative! Everyone should read it!”
Carly, Age 9 New York City

“I loved the book and the secret ingredient!”
Holliday, Age 7 New Jersey

“Pipper goes so many cool places. I want to go there too. And she gets to eats lots of food.”
Cameron, Age 7 Georgia

A Real BowWOW

“There’s nothing like a good chase to get your blood flowing,“ exclaims Boris Borzoi. Boris is one of the many unusual characters our globe-trotting, food-blogging heroine, Pipper, meets on her search for the secret ingredient to the perfect treat. And a chase it is, with dastardly Bumbles Brug hot on her tail, hoping to get the secret ingredient from Pipper and deliver it to his scheming boss, Bull Bogus. This Snoutz adventure gets tails spinning with laughter, antic mayhem, and sheer fun.

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If you’re a parent, relative or friend of kids 8 and older, go to the About the Book page to read an excerpt, more testimonials, and meet the book’s authors and illustrator.

If you’re a teacher, librarian or after-school director, also visit our Activity Guide page to sample some of the during-and-after reading experiences full of life skills and multi-disciplinary learning that expand on the book’s rich content. You can even download the complete Guide.

Snoutz Food and Travel Adventures: Ben & Jerry’s Factory Tour

travel adventureAre you looking for a travel adventure? If you didn’t know it already, this famous ice cream and frozen yogurt maker offers tours of their factory just outside Waterbury, Vermont. The tour includes information about its all-natural ingredients, many of which come from local family farms. Giant tanks of chocolate are part of the machinery, production equipment, and storage units on view. The best is the Flavor Room where visitors can taste the flavor of the day. The summer is a great time to visit with outdoor activities, cows in the pasture, the Flavor Graveyard, picnic areas, and more. Pipper and her pals are considering a visit during their vacation week next August. It’s Sidney’s sweet tooth suggestion. For help planning your travel adventure, check out Ben & Jerry’s website.

Pipper’s Recipe Recommendations: Putting the Egg Back Together Again

recipe recommendationHere is a recipe recommendation for you with an awesome, creative story to it! Pipper’s pal Archibald, design expert extraordinaire, was confounded when he read about an omelet recipe printed on an egg. An artist named Dan Newman used what he called the “Egg-Bot,” a 3-D printer that works on spherical objects, to print the recipe right on the eggshell. But Archibald said that once you break the egg, the recipe is broken in pieces too. Time to memorize! Here’s Pipper’s recipe recommendation for that famous Italian omelet, the frittata. You can break all the eggs it calls for and still have the recipe!

Market Frittata with Green Tomato Salsa

Serves 6
7 eggs 1 tablespoon water
1 teaspon each basil, thyme, rosemary
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
roasted potato wedges (approximately 6 small Yukon gold or creamer variety) quartered roasted cherry tomatoes (approximately a dozen)
1 medium red onion, slivered and pan fried in a little olive oil until caramelized
8 baby artichokes quartered or sliced and pan cooked in olive oil – or – 4 canned
artichoke hearts drained and sliced lengthwise into 4 slices each

With a pastry brush or paper towel, coat a 1/2 sheet tray or roasting pan with olive oil

Preheat oven to 350°F

1.    Whisk eggs with water, cheese, herbs, salt and pepper, until frothy.
2.    Empty mixture into prepared pan.
3.    Evenly arrange all the precooked ingredients.
4.    Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, turning pan midway.
5.    Serve with salsa, using a slotted spoon for the salsa.

Green Tomato Salsa (or use your favorite store-bought salsa)

6 small to medium green tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup (30 grams) chopped jalapenos (if from a jar, drained first)
1 medium red onion, chopped small
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped small
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1/2 cup capers, drained of brine
1/4 cup olive oil
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper

In a medium mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Season to taste.
Yield: 4 cups

Sophie’s Children’s Book Selections: Kids Ultimate Road Trip Atlas

children's bookPipper and her pals often pile in the car and head out on adventures when the BowWOW Bakery closes for vacation or special holidays. Sophie always brings along this children’s book to keep everyone excited and involved in where they’re going and busy playing games to speed the time until they arrive. The information below comes from Amazon.

Release Date: March 13, 2012
Age Level: 8 and up
Grade Level: 3 and up
Series: National Geographic Kids

Keeping kids entertained while on a long drive can be a challenge, but the National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Atlas can help. This book includes easy-to-read, simple road maps of each state and Washington, D.C., and a map of the United States. State symbols, cool things to do, boredom busters, fun facts, wacky roadside attractions, and games accompany the maps and provide engaging information with stunning photographs that will keep kids engaged for hours. In the back matter, a comprehensive index makes it easy for kids to look up names and places. To top it all off, everything is presented in colorful NG Kids style, allowing kids to learn as they ride and have a blast doing it!