Tough Cookie: A Christmas Story (Hardcover)

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I loved this remix on The Gingerbread Man classic. Turns out Sugar Cookie Man is not quite as fast or as tasty as his predecessor. When fast Fox gets ahold of him and takes a bite, he finds him rather disgusting and puts him back down. What's a cookie to do??? His whole identity is shaken down to his crumbs! Sugar Cookie Man will not be defined by others, though as he forges forward with a whole new outlook on being true to himself and making a life as the best Sugar Cookie Man he can be! Wonderful book to read along with a baking project with the kiddies.

— Kelly

Description


When a cookie discovers he does NOT taste delicious, he has to find a new identity in this clever picture book twist on a holiday classic.

Once upon a time, while Fox was visiting the land of Holiday Treats, a little cookie—still warm from the bakery oven—burst out the front door looking sweet and ready to be devoured. But, as it turns out, Cookie is not as fast as he thinks and when Fox finally catches him, they’re both in for a big surprise: Sugar Cookie does not taste delicious—and he’s certainly not fit to be eaten. What’s an unsavory cookie to do? Is there another option for this not-so-sweet treat?

This inventive story celebrates the joy of being accepted for who we are.

Christy Ottaviano Books

About the Author


Edward Hemingway is the creator of Field Guide to the Grumpasaurus, Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship, and Bad Apple’s Perfect Day, as well as the illustrator of My Miserable Life by F.L. Block. He has written features in GQ magazine and comics for Nickelodeon, and his artwork has been published in The New York Times and Nickelodeon Magazine. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Edward Hemingway is the creator of Field Guide to the Grumpasaurus, Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship, and Bad Apple’s Perfect Day, as well as the illustrator of My Miserable Life by F.L. Block. He has written features in GQ magazine and comics for Nickelodeon, and his artwork has been published in The New York Times and Nickelodeon Magazine. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Praise For…


"What if the candy-studded cookie in the classic 'Gingerbread Man' tale actually tasted terrible...that's the clever premise of this entertaining story." The New York Times

"Hemingway bakes up a clever case of mistaken identity in this holiday treat–inspired tale. . . The author’s snappy pacing and silly scenarios keep the giggles coming."--Publishers Weekly

"Reminiscent of Lane Smith and Jon Scieszka's fairy-tale retellings . . . The fun is in the layout and pacing of the storyline on the page, and the variety of candy and cookie characters, all smiling away. This sweet and silly story is about friendship and making the best of what you've got."--Kirkus Reviews



Product Details
ISBN: 9781627794411
ISBN-10: 1627794417
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication Date: September 11th, 2018
Pages: 40
Language: English