- Age Range: 4 - 8 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - 3
- Lexile Measure: 530 (What's this?)
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Candlewick; 6th Print edition (September 8, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0763632236
- ISBN-13: 978-0763632236
- Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 0.4 x 11.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 86 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #630,017 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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PreSchool-Grade 3–After Jim and his mother bake pirate gingerbread men for Santa's snack, toothpick-legged Captain Cookie undertakes a daring rescue of his crew from the hungry–but understanding–Santa Claus, who works a magical transformation. When Jim awakes Christmas morning, he finds under the Christmas tree not only a magnificent toy pirate ship, but also a peg-legged captain and crew onboard. An exciting story and full-page, dramatically composed paintings depicting harrowing adventures with a mouse, a cat, and the crew imprisoned in a cookie jar make this a good holiday read-aloud.–Maureen Wade, Los Angeles Public Library END
Swashbuckling gusto and a poignant finish should make this a new favorite.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Large in scale and dramatic in effect, watercolor-and-gouache paintings create believable settings, sometimes seen from unusual perspectives, and sympathetically portray the characters, especially the pirates, whose icing-sugar mouths and eyes are surprisingly expressive.
An exciting story and full-page, dramatically composed paintings depicting harrowing adventures with a mouse, a cat, and the crew imprisoned in a cookie jar make this a good holiday read-aloud.
—School Library Journal
Captain Cookie’s quest to rescue his crew from their cookie-jar imprisonment is not without peril, and humorous obstacles abound…Tavares’s vivid watercolor and gouache paintings dramatize Kladstrup’s lively text with vigor in this imaginative adventure story.
—The Horn Book
Cookie’s-eye-view illustrations and a story enlivened with dialogue make this boy’s version of the nutcracker sparkle.
Kladstrup makes the most of the adventurous possibilities, while Tavares's sumptuous full-bleed spreads and spot illustrations play with a cookie's-eye perspective.
An adventurous, hilarious story that brims with the magic of Christmas…pure delight.
—Kendal Rautzhan’s Books to Borrow, Books to Buy
An imaginative kid-pleaser.
Red and green dominate Tavares’ bold illustrations, making this one of the most festive
—St. Paul Pioneer Press
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At the request of both my boys, we made gingerbread pirate cookies this year. And they each made their own "Captain Cookie" as well as Dots and Wavy.
This book is fun and adventurous - just up my boys' alley.