Heidi Heckelbeck and the Cookie Contest (Heidi Heckelbeck Series #3)

Heidi Heckelbeck and the Cookie Contest (Heidi Heckelbeck Series #3)

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by Wanda Coven, Priscilla Burris
     
 

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Heidi Heckelbeck mixes up a magical cookie concoction in a new whimsically witchy adventure that’s perfect for beginning readers.

Heidi can’t wait to enter the famous Heckelbeck Chocolate Chunk Cookies in the annual cookie contest at Brewster Elementary. But when Melanie Maplethorpe laughs and says that Heidi’s cookies are “blah,…  See more details below

Overview

Heidi Heckelbeck mixes up a magical cookie concoction in a new whimsically witchy adventure that’s perfect for beginning readers.

Heidi can’t wait to enter the famous Heckelbeck Chocolate Chunk Cookies in the annual cookie contest at Brewster Elementary. But when Melanie Maplethorpe laughs and says that Heidi’s cookies are “blah,” Heidi decides they could use a little magic. The result of Heidi’s revised recipe is sure to steal the show…but wait—what’s that strange smell?
     The Heidi Heckelbeck series is perfect for readers who want a “grown-up” format but are not quite ready for lengthy chapter books. With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Heidi Heckelbeck chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

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Kirkus Reviews
A touch of magic changes boring cookies into something "special" in this early chapter book about cooking and following one's own heart. Heidi Heckelbeck excitedly enters her elementary-school cookie contest, wanting to share her family's Chocolate Chunk Cookies with her friends. Super-competitive Melanie Maplethorpe mocks her recipe, saying it's boring. Even when Heidi's best friend Lucy gives her excellent advice--"Stick with what you do best and you'll come out on top"--Heidi is unconvinced. She consults her hidden Book of Spells, gathers her ingredients, adds a special dash and waits for the spell to work. While the cookies look beautiful, the smell and taste are surprising--and not in a good way. When Lucy's plain cookie wins the competition, Heidi learns that Lucy's original advice was solid. With black line drawings reminiscent of the Jetsons on each page, this slim volume will speak to young readers who have been listening in on television cooking shows with their families. While the plot about magic and spells feels strangely out of place, the rest of this basic school and family story is easy to follow. A recipe for the winning cookies would have been a natural extension for hungry readers. While somewhat pedestrian fare, this easy-to-read series installment goes down easy enough. (Fiction. 5-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442441675
Publisher:
Little Simon
Publication date:
05/08/2012
Series:
Heidi Heckelbeck Series , #3
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
259,725
File size:
28 MB
Note:
This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

Read an Excerpt


ME WANT COO-KIE!

Yum!

Yummy!

Yummers!

Heidi Heckelbeck had cookies on her mind. She had just signed up for the Brewster Elementary cookie contest. Heidi had never entered a contest before. She wondered if she would win. She had won a raffle one time, but that had been super-easy. All she’d had to do was write her name on a strip of paper and stick it in a box with some other names. The prize had been a silver turtle necklace. Winning had been fun, and now, more than anything, Heidi wanted to win the school cookie contest.

What kind of cookies should I make? wondered Heidi. She could make oatmeal raisin, but raisins were kind of squishy and gross. Peanut butter cookies were good, but not her favorite. How about chocolate chunk? Chocolate chunk would be a winner, thought Heidi. They were also her favorite.

Heidi hopped onto a step stool and grabbed the family recipe box from the cupboard. She found the tab marked “Desserts” and thumbed through the recipes.

“Aha!” said Heidi out loud.

“Aha, what?” asked Heidi’s mom as she walked into the kitchen.

“I found our famous chocolate chunk cookie recipe,” said Heidi. “I entered a cookie contest at school. It’s this Saturday.”

Meet the Author

Wanda Coven has always loved magic. When she was little, she used to make secret potions from smooshed shells and acorns. Then she would pretend to transport herself and her friends to enchanted places. Now she visits other worlds through writing. Wanda lives with her husband and son in San Jose, California. They have three cats: Hilda, Agnes, and Claw-dia.
Priscilla Burris has illustrated numerous books and materials for children, parents, and teachers. She enjoys cake painting and creating art for products that include murals, greeting cards, and rubber stamps. Priscilla lives with her family in Southern California.

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Heidi Heckelbeck and the Cookie Contest 4.8 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 8 reviews.
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