Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas Cookies Bite-Size Holiday Lessons Children's Book Review

Simple Christmas Lessons For Young Children

Beautifully put together, Christmas Cookies: Bite-Size Holiday Lessons was written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrated by Jane Dyer. It is the perfect addition to your holiday library and will allow you to introduce your young children to vocabulary words like 'tradition' and 'celebrate' and provide a basic guide to good manners in certain social situations. Savor the wisdom along with the illustrations that will have you and your children dreaming of sugarplums!

This book includes twenty-two simple lessons that are appropriate for all ages...

TRADITION means each year at the same time we make the same cookies and wear our special matching aprons. GRACIOUS means putting out a plate for our special guest.

CELEBRATE means time to get out the sprinkles!

While appropriate for all, this book is really aimed at children in preschool up to Grade 2.

Each page or two-page spread is illustrated with children demonstrating the word and/or lesson and each page features added characters for an extra touch of whimsy. I love the mice that the book opens with, the bunnies at the kitchen table, the lion in the dining room and the elves lending a helping hand. I have no doubt that you and your children will also love this book, too.

Amazon reviewer Cherry Ames says:

"If you have ever grappled with explaining an abstract concept to children, like tradition, disappointed or the all-important sharing, then Amy Rosenthal and Jane Dyer's cookie books are for you. Through the simple analogies of baking and eating cookies, which is something children can easily relate to, Rosenthal explains those sometimes difficult-to-understand ideas/values like gratitude, appreciative, gracious, and many more."

"Jane Dyer's soft, expressive child/animal illustrations complement and illustrate the concepts. The 'Christmas Cookies' book includes holiday-related words like joy, believe, celebrate and peace. Both of these titles are excellent choices for a child 3-6 years of age."

Who Is Amy Krouse Rosenthal?

Amy Krouse Rosenthal is perhaps most well known for her memoir called Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life which was very well received everywhere because of its unusual format and its wit with regard to the ordinary stuff of daily life. It was one of Amazon's top 10 memoirs in 2005. She has also published 11 children's books with plans for many more.

What Christmas lessons will you share with your children this year? Or what were the important lessons you taught your children when they were young? Do you think this book would be helpful?

See you
in the book aisle!
Brenda

Quick Links:

Order your copy of Christmas Cookies from Amazon.
See all of Amy Krouse Rosenthal's books here.

More Christmas Reading:

Rose Levy's Christmas Cookies Cookbook.
The Farm Chicks Book Reviews (in the Kitchen and Christmas).
A Very Brady Christmas Movie Review.






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7 comments:

  1. This sounds like a wonderful book to help parents teach young children a few social graces and what used to be considered basic kindness, which our world seems to be so lacking in these days.

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  2. This sounds like a delightful book for children (and their parents). I have a grandson who will be 7 come next Christmas and I think he needs to get a copy of this book on or about December 1st next year so he can 'help' mom & dad bake cookies and learn a few good values. Now that he has a baby brother to adjust to, sharing will be an ongoing lesson to learn. Thanks for this helpful review. I am adding this to my wish list on Amazon so I won't forget to buy my copy.

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  3. I love this review! I'm looking forward to having grandchildren someday and teaching them lessons like these. Very happy to see a delightful book that will help!

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  4. I love this review! I'm looking forward to having grandchildren someday and teaching them lessons like these. Very happy to see a delightful book that will help!

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  5. This book sounds great! I can see using it with my granddaughters. I too may put it on my amazon wish list so I will remember it for next year.

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  6. Thanks for your visits ladies. A beautiful book with important lessons. What more could a parent ask?

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  7. Another one to add to the Christmas gift list.

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