Booklist - A Cookie for Santa
Booklist (Oct 2014)
A gingerbread cookie is baked especially for Santa’s visit in this spin on “The Night before Christmas.” As he sits awaiting Santa’s arrival, the cookie has some concerns: “Later that evening, / When he’d be devoured / Would he be brave? / Or a crumbling coward?” Then two enthusiastic puppies burst into the room. The gingerbread boy attempts to divert the dogs’ attention to keep them from demolishing the tree and ornaments. The puppies’ antics keep the cookie’s mind off his troubles until the big man arrives. Bright illustrations will hold children’s attention as the gingerbread boy, reminiscent of Mr. Bill of Saturday Night Live fame, interacts with the dogs and with Santa Claus himself. Youngsters will anxiously listen to learn the cookie’s fate.