Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Book Review :: The Legend of the Christmas Cookie (Sharing the True Meaning of Christmas) by Dandi Daley Mackall, illustrated by Richard Cowdrey

The Legend of the Christmas Cookie is another book in a long line of "The Legend of..." books by Zondervan/ZonderkidzThe Legend of the Christmas Cookie is written by Dandi Daley Mackall and illustrated by Richard Cowdrey. Dandi Daley Mackall has authored over 450 books and Richard Cowdrey has illustrated a large number of books, the Marley series being the most popular.
The Legend of the Christmas Cookie is a hardcover book with a dust jacket (the window frost on the dust jacket is embellished with glitter), and is written with the 4-8 age group in mind. (On the back flap of the dust jacket there are recipes for "The Original Christmas Cookie" and "Chocolate Crinkles".)

Like other "The Legend of..." books that I have read, The Legend of the Christmas Cookie is a story within a story. This story follows a boy (Jack) as he learns about the origin of Christmas cookies and how the original Christmas cookies were used to both feed hungry people and tell them about the Christmas story. Through the story of the Christmas cookies, the boy (Jack) learns about the importance of helping those less fortunate and of telling the story of Jesus to others. The illustrations in The Legend of the Christmas Cookie are big, colorful, and beautiful to look at.

What I love about The Legend of the Christmas Cookie is that a child is prompted to share the good news of Jesus' birth with a stranger. I think this is a great example for children.
FTC Declaration: The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy. This does not change the fact that I will give my honest opinion in my reviews.

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