The Chocolate-Covered-Cookie Tantrum

The Chocolate-Covered-Cookie Tantrum


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The Chocolate-Covered-Cookie Tantrum by Deborah Blumenthal, Harvey Stevenson

While in the park Sophie decides she wants a cookie and throws a tantrum when her mother will not give her what she wants.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395700280
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/28/1999
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 462,430
Product dimensions: 9.81(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.14(d)
Lexile: 450L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Deborah Blumenthal is a health-and-fitness writer living in Houston, Texas. This is her third book for Clarion.

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"Toddlers who need some behavioral reflection (and parents who need a role model in fortitude) should put this toward the top of their reading list." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"A slice-of-life picture book that acknowledges the intense emotions of a toddler. On the way home from the park, Sophie spots another child eating a chocolate-covered cookie. 'I want a cookie,' she says pointing a stubby finger, 'I want that cookie.' Despite her mother's calm and logical response, Sophie becomes more and more upset, finally launching into a tantrum that involves kicking, screaming, tears, and a face as 'hot as a pepper.' . . . The straightfoward and simply worded text uses repetition to ecpress the child's fury, frustration, and helplessness. . . . Both words and pictures capture the sudden and surprising intensity of the tantrum, and the reassuring comfort of recovery. This title can be useful as bibliotherapy for children still too young for Aliki's Feelings." School Library Journal

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Chocolate-Covered-Cookie Tantrum 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a cute book, but a little less than what I expected. The little girl got her cookie, but not until later when her mother decided it was the right time. She was also offered a more nutritious snack during her tantrum, plus her mother didn't lose her cool, so the message isn't that bad, but I hoped Sophie would apologize to her mother for causing such a fuss at the park.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book to teach my child that throwing a tantrum will NOT get her what she wants, but according to the mother in this book it does. The mother in this book kept offering the child different things to get her child to stop throwing the tantrum, like the banana. When they do get home, the child who was yelling, screaming, and kicking all the way home gets the cookie. How does that teach the child that tantrums are bad? I would NOT recomend that anyone buy this book.
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I'll see you in ten days, Gutho. Bye.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*he sighs* so i must say, i'm sorry. I hope you have a great life. Better than mine. When you come back-if you come back, don't think twice about me. Go out with xvier if you can. He can treat you better. Or don't go out with anyone. *shrugs* your choice. So. This is probably my last post here....i hoped it matters...
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Reading this book reminded me of my daughter. Everything that the little girl Sophie does and says in the book is just like Becky. Now when we read it, we replace the name in the book 'Sophie' with Becky. Now Becky picks up the book herself (she is only 2) and turns the pages while she says 'NOOOO' 'I WANT THE COOKIE'. 'NOOOOOOO BANANA'. She loves to read it over and over and over and over. We first got the book from the Library, now we have our own copy.