I am a self-proclaimed book fiend. Children's literature holds a special place in my heart - I think it is because my mother is an avid book lover herself and taught me from very early on to love classic, well-written children's literature.
Beautiful, enriching illustrations are just a part of the draw of a wonderful children's story, and so most of the books we review here will have gorgeous drawings.
You will not find any lackluster books on this blog. No vulgar Dora, Spongebob or Disney.
We believe in books that beautify the experience of growing up and learning.


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Illustrated by Jane Dyer

Cookies is a book that every children's shelf should posses. The gorgeous illustrations (done by one of my favorite illustrators, Jane Dyer) and child-friendly, life-applicable lessons are a combo made in book heaven.



With lessons like...
COOPERATE means,
How about you add the chips while I stir?

and...

FAIR means,
You get a bite, I get a bite.
You get a big bite, I get a big bite.

UNFAIR means,
You get a bite, and now I get the rest.

It is a perfect way to get the point across without seeming like you're...well...getting the point across.

Cookies is geared toward the younger set. Think ages 3-5.

There are a few other Cookies books (Christmas Cookies and Sugar Cookies) and One Smart Cookie, which is another we have on our shelves. I haven't gotten into that one much yet, it's for children just a bit older than my piggies. Maybe 6 years and beyond. But I've peeked at it and it's just as adorable as the others.


If you desire to raise courteous, thinking children that have a perspective outside of themselves, I would encourage you to pick up one (or all) of these books. Invaluable in your little home library.