My mom always manages to find the best books and this year at Christmas she didn’t disappoint. She gave the girls these oh-so-sweet Cookie books by Amy Krouse Rosenthal...
They are basically cookie dictionaries… a really yummy way for children to learn the meaning of big words. From the first book one of my favourite pages says… “PROUD means, My chin is high, and I sure do like the way my cookies turned out. ” And then the next page says… “MODEST means you don’t run around telling everyone you make the best cookies, even if you know it to be true.” I think the concept she uses is so simple but understandable, I love it!!
From the Sugar cookies book, “FORGIVE means, I needed some time to get over what you said about my cookies – ’cause that wasn’t very nice – but now I think I’m ready to play with you again.” And then the definition of selfless, “No, really, please, I want you to have the last cookie.”
Oh these books are just as sweet as the cookies they are about and I really enjoy reading them to the girls. And it’s such a great teaching tool too, not only the meaning of works, but also values like being trustworthy. In the cookie dictionary trustworthy means, “If you ask me to hold your cookie until you come back, when you come back, I will still be holding your cookie.” That one really spoke to Sarah and it’s neat that we can talk about it and I can refer back to the book to remind her of things like being modest and trustworthy.
I am giving these book 2 thumbs up and they are definitely books worth investing in for that special little someone in your life!