This third book in the “cookie” series once again takes words children may or may not know and defines them in ways that make sure listeners taste the sugar inside them. Keeping true to the cookie metaphor throughout, the book explains words like tenderness (“lifting the fresh cookies from the tray with care and gentleness”) and heartbroken (“my heart feels sad and hurt, like a crumbling cookie”). The words here seem more sophisticated than in previous books, but the Dyers’ fabulous artwork, where children and animals mingle in the real world, extend the definitions. Sugar cookie recipe appended. Preschool-Grade 1. --Ilene Cooper
About the Author
Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a New York Times bestselling author of books for children and grown-ups. Her children’s books include the Cookies series, illustrated by Jane Dyer and Brooke Dyer; Duck! Rabbit!, The OK Book, Yes Day!, and It’s Not Fair!, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld; Spoon, illustrated by Scott Magoon; The Wonder Book, illustrated by Paul Schmid; and This Plus That, Little Pea, Little Hoot, and Little Oink, illustrated by Jen Corace. Her work for grown-ups includes the memoir Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life and the film project The Beckoning of Lovely. Amy lives online at www.whoisamy.com and for real 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 a hundred-year-old brick house in Northampton, Massachusetts. You can visit Jane online at www.janedyerbooks.com.
Brooke Dyer is the illustrator of Sleep, Black Bear, Sleep by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple and Mama Always Comes Home by Karma Wilson. Brooke lives in Lincoln, Massachusetts, with her husband, three young children, and their dog, Sophie.