Catch That Cookie! by Hallie Durand and pictures by David Small – “Marshall knows one thing for sure, despite what all the stories say: Gingerbread men cannot run. Cookies are for eating, and he can’t wait to eat his after spending all morning baking them with his class. But when it’s time to take the gingerbread men out of the oven . . . they’re gone! Now, to find those rogue cookies, Marshall and his class have to solve a series of rhyming clues. And Marshall just might have to rethink his stance on magic.”
Why should you read it?
It’s a clever, treasure hunt of a story. Perfect for this cookie baking time of year.
ML is rarely able to attend programs at the library where I work. However, one afternoon I was able to take a late lunch. I picked her and two friends up from school to enjoy building and decorating cookie houses. Unfortunately, I waited until the last minute to pick out a book to read to the crowd. My first choice, Catch That Cookie!, was checked out.
Trust me and take my advice. I’ve been there. Don’t buy a gingerbread house kit. Instead, grab a milk carton, graham crackers, frosting, pretzels, candy, cereal and sprinkles. It’s an easier and more enjoyable experience for parents and kids alike to decorate a milk carton “gingerbread house.” ML’s creation is pictured below.