Saturday, January 27, 2007

Review: Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

COOKIES: Bite-Size Life Lessons by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
illustrated by Jane Dyer
2006, HarperCollins Publishers, 33 pages, hardcover

Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons is an outstanding new addition to our family library! This book is a very clever mixture of gorgeous children, lovely pets, and scrumptious cookies combined with important ideas for all ages. I think that this is one of the most memorable "virtues" books that I have seen for young children. Difficult concepts are described both through subtle clues in the illustrations and through little stories related to cookies in the text. For example, "Cooperate" is defined as "How about you add the chips while I stir?" on a page with the animals in aprons helping a young child to stir the cookie dough. The book is probably best as a read-aloud as some of the typefaces that vary from page to page may be difficult for beginners to read. A delight to browse. A delight to hear. Over and over again.

Preschoolers and up, in the non-fiction section.

Reviewed by Susan Kalis (1-27-07)

1 comment:

Ana Braga-Henebry said...

Thanks! Just put it on hold at my library branch!