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At first Katie Lynn is excited when people start buying the walnut chocolate chunk oatmeal cookies she is baking with her grandmother's secret recipe, but then things get terribly complicated.

At first Katie Lynn is excited when people start buying the walnut chocolate chunk oatmeal cookies she is baking with her grandmother's secret recipe, but then things get terribly complicated.

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Overview

At first Katie Lynn is excited when people start buying the walnut chocolate chunk oatmeal cookies she is baking with her grandmother's secret recipe, but then things get terribly complicated.

At first Katie Lynn is excited when people start buying the walnut chocolate chunk oatmeal cookies she is baking with her grandmother's secret recipe, but then things get terribly complicated.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
It will be no secret to readers that there are multiple ingredients missing from this bland debut volume of the Katie Lynn Cookie Company series. After Katie Lynn Cooke's father informs her they can't afford a trip to Florida to visit Grandma, Katie Lynn and her best friend, Tina, bake a batch of cookies using Grandma's recipe, plus her "secret ingredient"--mayonnaise. Tina gives samples to a local restaurant owner who hires the girls to supply the dessert. After baking incessantly all summer, the two pals raise enough money to visit Katie Lynn's grandmother together. Yet when Katie Lynn and her friend tell Mrs. Cooke that they have earned enough for "us" to make the trip, the clueless woman assumes that "us" means Katie Lynn and her rather than Tina. With another leap of credibility, the young heroine solves the problem in a snap: "I used the money to fly Grandma here to see us!" Grandma suddenly appears on the doorstep and announces she's staying on permanently to help the girls bake and sell cookies. Katie Lynn gushes, "Oh, Grandma! That would be so incredible!" Readers may be inclined to agree. This title serves up little to satisfy youngsters' appetites; they may not stick around for seconds--Sandwiched!, the next installment. Ages 7-10. (Sept.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
In the first book in The Katie Lynn Cookie Company series, Katie Lynn's decision to bake her grandmother's oatmeal walnut chocolate chunk cookies becomes a test of skill as she struggles to remember the secret ingredient. Katie Lynn rules out suggestions from her cooking-impaired mother, such as pickle juice and ketchup, eventually deciding upon mayonnaise. The cookies are so moist and delicious that Katie Lynn sets up a small home-based business with her friend Tina. What begins as a simple way to earn money to visit her grandmother in Florida becomes a full-fledged business; soon, Grandma is flown in for a visit, and ends up assisting Katie Lynn in her new endeavor. Despite the clueless, ineffectual parents whose behavior consistently strains credibility, the book will leave readers hungry for fresh baked cookies, and the recipe is included. A light, happy read, to be used with Wendy Anderson Halperin's Once Upon a Company (1998), about other child entrepreneurs. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 7-9)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307817044
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 5/29/2013
  • Series: A Stepping Stone Book(TM)
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 80
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • File size: 4 MB

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