Christmas Cookies: Bite-Size Holiday Lessons

Christmas Cookies: Bite-Size Holiday Lessons

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Overview

From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of I Wish You More, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, this scrumptious follow-up to the bestselling Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons captures the real spirit of the Christmas season. Makes a thoughtful gift, especially accompanied with some home-baked cookies.

From making the same kind of cookies at the same time each year (tradition) to decorating them with lots of sprinkles (celebrate), emergent readers will gobble up gentle holiday lessons in this charming book.

Amy Krouse Rosenthal's timeless morsels of wisdom paired with Jane Dyer's cozy illustrations are as irresistible as the aroma of cookies fresh from the oven. Perfect for learning concept words as well as for readers of all ages as they celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060580254
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/30/2008
Edition description: Library Edition
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Amy Krouse Rosenthal wrote more than thirty picture books, including the New York Times bestsellers I Wish You More, Uni the Unicorn, Plant a Kiss, and Exclamation Mark. A contributor to National Public Radio, a TED collaborator and speaker, a filmmaker, and the author of two groundbreaking adult memoirs, Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life and Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Amy raised her three children with her husband on a tree-lined street in Chicago.


Jane Dyer is the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Cookies series by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, as well as numerous other award-winning picture books. She lives and works in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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Christmas Cookies: Bite-Size Holiday Lessons 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
GrandmaLynn48 More than 1 year ago
This book combines an interest in cooking and baking with learning new vocabulary in a "sweet" way. Each page begins with a challenging new vocabulary word that children can relate to cooking and baking. The illustrations are gorgeous. The richness of sharing the joy of baking cookies, talking about the new words, observing the illustrations, and creating a moment of togetherness with your favorite child is priceless.
cmesa1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The author uses words that are not common to students but that teaches them how to use in a context like christmas when they are trying to make cookies. It teaches responsability , moderation,gracious, believe, joy and the book ends with peace means that none is worried about anyone else's cookies. and then Hope. measn I am filled with good feelings about what will be.
mahallett on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
i liked the pictures and the vocal lessons and the recipe.
Doxie13285 More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for kids. I love the message and it is perfect for those of us who love to bake!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy reading this book to my daughter. I love the illustrations. She really enjoys it. We love the 1st "Cookies" book too. That's still our favorite and this comes in 2nd.
beacher More than 1 year ago
Wonderful holiday story for children and adults.
Prairiegirl More than 1 year ago
Along with the title Cookies by the same author, this book teaches about values, manners, and feelings by using cookie baking, decorating, eating, and sharing. Vocabulary words are transformed into being cookie related such as appreciative - Thank you so so much for taking the time to bake with me. . . . . . and thoughtful - Let's give some cookies to our neighbor. As a preschool teacher, I really liked the whole concept of teaching some "bigger" words with something as universal as a cookie. The illustrations incorporate a charming mix of animals and children. I actually gave 12 copies of this book to friends - both mothers and grandmothers - especially the ones who love to bake cookies.
noniereads More than 1 year ago
Using colorful paintings of children and animals, Dyer illustrates in endearing manner Rosenthal's words for how we express some of our own emotions - frustration, disappointment, loneliness, joy and peace - and community values - prosperity, perseverance, responsibilty, moderation and appreciation. In a reading circle, parents, grandparents or teachers can engage children in talking about the single emboldened word on a page and the illustration that so successfully clarifies the word. I have found in sharing this book with grandchildren we can move from exploring our own feelings to considering the needs of our neighborhood community.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have young children or grandchildren I highly recommend this book.
The children that I gave it to absolutely enjoyed reading the story. I
could not put the book down once I started to read it. Not only is for the young but also for the young at heart.
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FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Christmas Cookies: Bite-Size Holiday Lessons is exactly what the title implies: one or two sentence lessons children can learn from baking cookies. Each page of this book has one word in large, bold letters followed by an explanation of that word. By using the traditions surrounding the holidays and the process of baking cookies to illustrate each lesson, the book attempts to explain these words at a level young children should understand.

Most of the words and lessons that are taught are well-chosen and the concepts presented are ones all kids should be introduced to. Examples include: ¿Gracious means putting out a plate for our special guest,¿ with a picture of a child getting a plate of cookies ready for Santa, and ¿Family means enjoying our cookies together.¿ However, some of the words such as `Reciprocate,¿ `Moderation,¿ and `Perseverance,¿ are pretty big words for such young readers and I suspect they may lose interest on these pages. Still, the pictures are charming and may be enough to carry the book through the more difficult word pages.

Quill says: a nice book although it may not hold your child¿s attention until the end.
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