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Christmas Cookies: Bite-Size Holiday Lessons

by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Jane Dyer
     
 

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This scrumptious follow-up to the bestselling Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons captures the spirit of the holiday season. From making the same kind of cookies at the same time each year (tradition) to decorating them with lots of sprinkles (celebrate), youngsters will gobble up vocabulary words and holiday lessons in this charming dictionary

Overview

This scrumptious follow-up to the bestselling Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons captures the spirit of the holiday season. From making the same kind of cookies at the same time each year (tradition) to decorating them with lots of sprinkles (celebrate), youngsters will gobble up vocabulary words and holiday lessons in this charming dictionary of sorts.

Amy Krouse Rosenthal's timeless morsels of wisdom paired with Jane Dyer's cozy illustrations are as irresistible as the aroma of cookies fresh from the oven. Go ahead, take another bite!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 1-4

An unusual mix of rosy-cheeked children and animals acting as humans engage in activities that define holiday words as they relate to cookies and cookie making-"Celebrate means/time to get out the sprinkles!" "Moderation means/at the party not having twenty cookies, and not having zero cookies, but having just enough cookies." "Charitable," "prosperity," "perseverance," and "reciprocate" are also defined. Stylized, stiff-looking illustrations bordered with white do little to rescue this underbaked offering.-Lisa Falk, Los Angeles Public Library

Kirkus Reviews
Rosenthal and Dyer follow up their popular collaboration, Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons (2006), with this delightful sequel, which uses the same format to introduce concepts and feelings set in kitchen vignettes, this time during the Christmas season. In Dyer's charming watercolor illustrations, several children and anthropomorphic animals are shown baking cookies with each other or their parents, and the young bakers and their cookies are cleverly used to illustrate concepts set in capital letters, such as TRADITION (wearing the same aprons each year), FRUSTRATED (burned cookies) or THOUGHTFUL (sharing with neighbors). Many of the concepts are ones that are often difficult to get across to younger children: PERSEVERANCE, GRATITUDE and GRACIOUS. The text, while conveying little lessons in etiquette, is never preachy, using a light touch and the sweetener of the cookies to get the points across. The last few pages gracefully include many of the best concepts of the season, BELIEVE, JOY, PEACE and HOPE, with thoughtful but concise definitions that young readers will understand. A simple recipe for Christmas cookies concludes this sweet but fulfilling holiday treat. (Picture book. 3-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060580247
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/30/2008
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
624,468
Product dimensions:
9.22(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a New York Times bestselling author of books for children and grown-ups. Her children's books include Plant a Kiss (illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds); Little Pea and This Plus That (Jen Corace); Cookies: Bit-Size Life Lessons (Jane Dyer); Duck! Rabbit!, The OK Book, Yes Day!, and Exclamation Mark (Tom Lichtenheld); Spoon and Chopsticks (Scott Magoon); The Wonder Book (Paul Schmid); Uni the Unicorn (Brigette Barrager); and Awake Beautiful Child (Gracia Lam). Her work for grown-ups includes the memoir Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life and the film project The Beckoning of Lovely. Amy lives online at www.whoisamy.com and for real in Chicago.

Jane Dyer is the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Cookies series by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, as well as numerous other award-winning picture books. She lives and works in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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