Friday, October 10, 2014

31 Days of NEW Kids Picture Books: Day 10

A Cookie for Santa by Stephanie Shaw. June 2014.

From Amazon: "In this clever twist on the Night Before Christmas story, a gingerbread boy cookie is carefully crafted and placed on a plate. He was made special to serve as Santa's nighttime snack, a homemade thank-you for all the presents he will deliver. The cookie wonders if he is brave enough to face up to his holiday duty. But instead of spending the evening contemplating his fate, the gingerbread boy finds himself facing two rambunctious puppies experiencing their very first Christmas. Their mischief includes a tug-of-war with presents, leaving a big mess. And it's up to the gingerbread boy to save the day…and Christmas!"

My thoughts: Christmas will be here before we know it, and this is a cute little book to add to your collection. I like how it tells things from the cookie's point of view! Will Santa eat his arm first, or his head?! (spoiler alert: don't worry, no cookies are harmed in the reading of this book) FYI, the opening line of the book and the style of rhyming are really the only similarities to the Night Before Christmas story.

Age: Preschool and up


  1. This is such a great idea for your series, Carrie! I'm passing it along to my daughter-in-law, whose boys are 7, 5 and 1. I envy you working in a library. I would love to be surrounded by books at my job! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my post.

    1. Oh thank you! It really is an awesome job. I used to work at a bookstore, and it was so hard to not spend my entire paycheck there. Now I can get books every day for free! :)

  2. Love this! It makes my Reading Specialist heart very happy!