Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Cookies: Bite Size Life Lessons

Everyone can relate to cookies, those bite-sized delights--and people of all ages know that cookies are best shared. This gem of a book uses cookies to define words that are hard to explain to children. Some definitions, such as "fair" and "unfair," "greedy" and "generous," are straightforward and simple; however, even hard-to-define words, such as "compassionate," "pessimistic," "optimistic, and "modest" find a place here. ("Modest means you don't run around telling everyone you make the best cookies, even if you know it to be true.") And the pictures are just yummy!
Cookies: Bite Size Life Lessons, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal; illustrated by Jane Dyer. HarperCollins, 2006; $12.99; 0-06-058081-X

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous11/28/2006

    I love this book!!! It made me laugh out aloud- thanks for sharing it!

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  2. Sarah MacLean12/11/2006

    I read this at Chapters and ordered it the next day for my library!

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