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Tough Cookie: A Christmas Story

Tough Cookie: A Christmas Story

Current price: $8.99
Publication Date: September 12th, 2023
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
ISBN:
9781250895059
Pages:
30
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Description

When a cookie discovers he does NOT taste delicious, he has to find a new identity in Edward Hemingway's Tough Cookie, a clever picture book twist on a holiday classic now available as a board book.

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.

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 Tough Cookie: A Christmas Story

Praise for Tough Cookie:

"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

Praise for Field Guide to the Grumpasaurus:

"Grumpasaurus’s transformation from prickly to huggable is totally toddlerlike and satisfying." School Library Journal

"An effervescent how-to for the wrangling of fearsome, tantrum-prone beasties. . . . Kids will sympathize, parents will recognize, siblings will familiarize." Kirkus Reviews

"The book’s knowing sense of humor, entertaining oil paintings, and pseudoscientific conceit give the term grumpasaurus a good chance of making its way into many families’ lexicons."Publishers Weekly

Praise for Bad Apple:

"Charming. . . . Social norms force Mac and Will apart; surprisingly effective, fruit-related pathos ensues before the two friends decide to buck convention and like whom they like. Who cares what anyone thinks?"—The New York Times

“The story works very nicely as a gentle celebration of friendship.”—Publishers Weekly

"Hemingway's story of friendship against the odds is sweet."—Kirkus Reviews

"Hemingway's oil illustrations are rich with autumn colors, and clever bits of action and humor conjure up a world children will want to return to. Meanwhile, the message about peer pressure comes through subtly but strongly."—Booklist