Reviews of Cookie
COOKIE will have wide appeal as a very well written book that will delight children as well as please parents or extended family members who share this cute story with youngsters. The story is that of a little girl called ‘Cookie’ because that is all she will eat, a child who despite admonition turns into a cookie with all the crumbles and nibbles that follow until she mends her ways and learns to eat properly is well outlined in the material provided on the back of the book. But the pleasure of reading this book and taking advantage of its healthy message is the manner in which Lisa Woomer writes. Her style is straight forward but with a tinge of elegance that makes reading the story aloud almost tuneful. Apparently illustrated by the author, the drawings retain a ‘I can draw like that’ flavor that will make the book even more personal to the lucky children who are given this happy volume.
Have you ever wondered what could happen if you ate too many cookies? Not only is Cookie a great story for children to share, but it’s an excellent reminder for children of all ages, to choose their foods carefully.
All parents know how hard it is to get kids even to eat what’s good for them, let alone get them to like it. This funny story, which should have youngsters laughing aloud, serves as a gentle reminder to all of us that while there’s nothing wrong with enjoying an occasional cookie, there are better things to eat than a steady diet of sweets with empty calories. Author and illustrator Lisa Woomer, a former schoolteacher and the mother of two, has studied fitness and nutrition as a hobby for many years. She wrote Cookie after the birth of her first child, who turned out to be a picky eater, in hopes that this story would motivate other children to choose a healthier diet. I give it five stars for providing an important message in such an entertaining way.