Four friends. Three cookies. One problem.
Hippo, Croc, and the Squirrels are determined to have equal cookies for all! But how? There are only three cookies . . . and four of them! They need to act fast before nervous Hippo breaks all the cookies into crumbs!
About the Author
Dan Santat (www.dantat.com) is the author and illustrator of the recent Caldecott winner, The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, and many other books. For Disney-Hyperion he illustrated Oh, No! and Oh, No! Not Again! by Mac Barnett, Always Lots of Heinies at the Zoo by Ayun Halliday, and Because I'm Your Dad by Ahmet Zappa. He is also the creator of Disney's animated hit The Replacements. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and two dogs.
Mo Willems (www.pigeonpresents.com), a New York Times #1 best-selling author and illustrator, has been awarded a Caldecott Honor on three occasions, for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity. The celebrated Elephant & Piggie early-reader series has been awarded the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal on two occasions (for There Is a Bird on Your Head! and Are You Ready to Play Outside?) as well as garnering five Geisel Honors (for We Are in a Book!, I Broke My Trunk!, Let's Go for a Drive!, A Big Guy Took My Ball! and Waiting Is Not Easy!).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
So, I have only read a couple Elephant and Piggie books. I can understand why kids love them. When The Thank You Book came out, I was sad for kids because there would be no new Elephant and Piggie. Well, that isn't exactly true now. Piggie and Elephant want to share with us, the books they are reading. Book 1 of "Elephant & Piggie Like Reading" is called The Cookie Fiasco by which is written by Dan Santat. Fantastic illustrations in this story of 4 friends with only 3 cookies to share...friendship, math, cookies...what more could you want in a fun new story!! This is a great read and those Elephant and Piggie readers will greatly enjoy this!
This book completely captures the spirit of the Elephant & Piggie series. The large dialog to show emotions is the same. The characters are just as endearing, and the serious problem needing to be solved is so fun. There are four friends and only three cookies. How can they divide them equally? I especially love how this issue in the story is essentially a math problem. I always loved math, and I enjoy when math is introduced in ways that aren't always noticed. Kids can learn to solve these real life "word problems" in a fun way. I know this is a book we will read over and over again. It makes a great independent read for early readers, and it would be a terrific read aloud for younger kids. The intro and closing with Elephant & Piggie is wonderful too. It really ties it to the original series for younger readers who are missing their favorite characters. http://www.momsradius.com/2016/09/kid-lit-elephant-piggie-like-reading.html