Oct 8, 2015

Early Reader Review: The Legend of the Christmas Cookie by Dandi Daley Mackall

Disclaimer: I received this book from Zonderkidz and BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review. This in no way alters my opinion or review.

26263606The Legend of the Christmas Cookie by Dandi Daley Mackall

Publisher: Zonderkidz
Publication Date:  October 6, 2015


Format: Hardback


Goodreads Synopsis: 
The Legend of the Christmas Cookie tells the story of a young boy named Jack who learns from his generous mother the story behind the Christmas cookie. The family who began the tradition of baking the special cookies gave them to the needy and shared the story of the very first Christmas. This sweet holiday book offers inspiration for readers to become cheerful givers themselves and encourages them to share the true tale of Jesus birth. A delicious recipe is included on the jacket flap so readers can make their own Christmas sugar cookies." 
I was curious about this book when I saw it available for review. I come from a large family where Christmas traditions are important and baking cookies is one of them, however I came to find that I did not know this tale.
The Legend of the Christmas Cookie is a religious children's book about a boy named Jack and his mother making Christmas Cookies and her explaining why doing so was important in older times. I did not know going into the book that it was going to be religious, although I found this book very informational and it also comes with some cookie recipes. The book begins by Jack thinking about his father being away and the book continues to touch on that point then leads into the cookies and the spreading of the story. I think that I would have enjoyed this book more had it either gone further with the information about the father OR not included it. I think that Jack wanting to pass on a cookie and message did not need to be based on the fact that his father was gone.


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