I was given the opportunity to review, The Legend Of The Christmas Cookie; written by: Dandi Daley Mackall. This is a wonderful read... a delightful book with a big heart!
New artwork by New York Times bestselling illustrator Richard Cowdrey, this Christmas book tells the story behind the meaning of the Christmas cookie.
The Legend of the Christmas Cookie tells the story of a young boy named Jack who learns from his generous mother the story behind the Christmas cookie. The family who began the tradition of baking the special cookies gave them to the needy and shared the story of the very first Christmas. This sweet holiday book offers inspiration for readers to become cheerful givers themselves and encourages them to share the true tale of Jesus' birth. A delicious recipe is included on the jacket flap so readers can make their own Christmas sugar cookies.
I have read this book myself but I am saving it to read aloud with my two sons (ages 9 & 8), closer to Christmas. I know they will love this story and I'm sure they will want to try the Christmas cookie recipe that is added to the book.
I love how the concept of the sharing cookies with Jesus is presented in this book. This is a beautiful book that tells the TRUE meaning of Christmas! I highly recommend this book for many families to share with their children. It is a fantastic read and and I know it will encourage children of all ages to help others.
About the Author
Dandi Daley Mackall is the author of over 450 books. She still can't believe she gets to write for a living, helping children of all ages grow spiritually. Dandi and her husband, Joe, both write from rural Ohio, where they're blessed with three children and a variety of horses, dogs, and cats.
About the Illustrator
Richard Cowdrey's favorite things to draw and paint are the things that reflect the awesomeness of God and His creation. From vast landscapes to the littlest bug on a leaf, Richard marvels at the beauty in the details. Richard's bestselling children's books include Legend of the Candy Cane, Bad Dog, Marley and A Very Marley Christmas.