Friday, January 21, 2011

Cookies: Bite Size Life Lessons by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

This is a charming little book that is a
delicious collection of defined and illustrated vocabulary words that focus on teaching manners, and other life lessons, to young children. By using chocolate chip cookies as the unifying theme, Rosenthal teaches lessons about concepts such as greed and generosity (i.e., Greedy means taking all the cookies for myself. Generous means offering some to others) and proud and modest (i.e., Proud means, my chin is high, and I sure do like the way my cookies turned out; Modest means you don't run around telling everyone you make the best cookies, even if you know it to be true). I think that one of the most wonderful aspects of this book is that although it teaches children important lessons about how to treat other child, it also respects their ability to understand complex concepts when they are presented in a whimsical and meaningful context.

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