This Cookie has had a terrible day. From bad haircuts to sold-out ice cream this grumpy lump doesn't want to talk. But if you stick with him he just might start to share why he is so angry. Complete with adorable illustrations by Maria Karipidou, Dockrill's misunderstood baked good shows that good friends listen and maybe that's reason enough to soften this cookie.— From Amelia
Famed spoken-word poet Laura Dockrill's hilarious read-aloud about an outraged baked good!
Oooohhh . . . not you again!
AGGGHH It’s so bright! . . . Close this book this very second, you nosy noodle!
Cookie has woken up on the wrong side of the bed and is very angry. You want to know why? Well, you’d have to keep reading to find out, but now Cookie’s calling you annoying and telling you to mind your own business. If by chance you do stick around, you might hear about a certain roommate’s terrible musical skills, why you should never let your barber try out a “new look,” how it’s impossible to find a hat that fits a cookie, and why an ice-cream parlor that’s out of your favorite treat can be a source of desolation. Then there’s the matter of a hungry bird who tries to snack on you. . . . Propelled by quirky humor and woes that every young child can relate to, Angry Cookie suggests that sometimes the best way to cheer up a grumpy lump is simply by being there — and lending your ears.
About the Author
Laura Dockrill is a performance poet, illustrator, and author of the Darcy Burdock series as well as the young adult novels Lorali and Big Bones. She is a graduate of the British School for the Performing Arts. Angry Cookie is her first picture book. She lives in England.
Maria Karipidou is the illustrator of numerous books for children. She lives in Germany.
Energetic, expressive, childlike art (with one shot of a gratuitous, giggle-inducing cookie butt) pairs well with the goofy-but-sincere plot, and it's sure to keep young audiences engaged...An entertaining approach to helping children work through their emotions.
The exhortations from the grumpy lump that is Angry Cookie beg for overly dramatic readings and will have any youngster in stitches; the illustrations by Maria Karipidou are a giggle-worthy complement. Taken together, it’s the recipe for an entertaining story with a wonderful message about fidelity and friendship.
Dockrill's laugh-out-loud book about a cookie that really just needs to vent a little, talk out their frustrations, is a brilliant lesson on the power of recognizing and releasing your feelings. Also very tasty-looking.