Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Book Review: "The Legend of the Christmas Cookie" by Dandi Daley Mackall

"The Legend of the Christmas Cookie: Sharing the True Meaning of Christmas" tells the story of how Jack helps his mother make cookies for the needy. As they work, Jack's mother tells him about the first Christmas cookies and how they were used to tell the gospel message to people who could not read.

This is a lovely book. The pictures are bright and colorful and fill almost the entire two-page spread. With it's large size, this book is perfect for cuddling up on the couch and reading together with the special little person in your life. I enjoyed the story and learning about the origin of the Christmas cookie. There was also a more subtle message to the story of looking out for those less fortunate than you and sharing what you have. This story (according to the description) takes place during the Depression, but other than one picture where Jack's mom's dress for church is "old fashioned", I didn't feel like it had a specific era and could easily be contemporary and would be relevant to today's children. This book appears to possibly a republication of a book called "The Gift of the Christmas Cookie: Sharing the True Meaning of Jesus' Birth" as the description sounds exactly like this book (Same author and illustrator as well).

"The Legend of the Christmas Cookie" is available in hardcover:
  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: AD720L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz (October 6, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310747678
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310747673
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches

and in Kindle edition:
  • File Size: 7012 KB
  • Print Length: 18 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz (October 6, 2015)
  • Publication Date: October 6, 2015
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01DX3BH7K

I got a free copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own and voluntarily given. No compensation was received.

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