Level 2. Puppy, Turtle, and Cat want to find out who stole the cookies from the cookie jar. This is a very basic mystery story for beginning readers.

Each in a series of animals denies taking the cookies, but the true thief turns up in a cave.

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Level 2. Puppy, Turtle, and Cat want to find out who stole the cookies from the cookie jar. This is a very basic mystery story for beginning readers.

Each in a series of animals denies taking the cookies, but the true thief turns up in a cave.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
This beautifully illustrated book is a rendition of a game children may already know. Cookies have been stolen. Numerous suspects are questioned before the culprit is found-but there is a happy ending. Word repetition, simple vocabulary and pictures as visual cues make this book a good choice for early readers. Level 1 Preschool-Grade One selection in the "All Aboard Reading" series.
School Library Journal
An appealing offering based on the rhyme/game, "Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar?" Cat, Puppy, and Mouse deny stealing the goodies, and each suggests another likely suspect. The text is bouncy and repetitive, so children who have played the game will be able to read it on their own. The illustrationstextured cut-paper collages, layered to provide depthmake the story complete. Readers can use the pictures for clues to the text and follow the cookie crumbs to find the real culprit, who says, "I'm a very sorry bear. But it's so hard to share." An enjoyable story that will work as a read aloud or read alone. Preschool - grade 1. --Sharon R. Pearce, San Antonio Public Library, TX
Ilene Cooper
Based on the children's chant of the title, this book extends the rhyme by introducing a cast of animal characters. "Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar?" Cat? Puppy? Mouse? Squirrel? No, it's Bear, who feels pretty bad about his thievery. But the little girl looking for the culprit makes it all right when she leads the animal menagerie to the kitchen to bake more cookies. The bouncy rhyme is fun, but the excellent cut-paper collages are what really catch the eye. An enticement to reading.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101640968
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 2/21/1996
  • Series: Penguin Young Readers Level 2 Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 716,902
  • Age range: 4 - 6 Years
  • File size: 15 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Judith Moffatt is the illustrator of numerous popular children's books, including ABC Slide and Elephant's Picnic (Playskool?). She lives in Massachusetts.

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