The Legend of the Christmas Cookie: Sharing the True Meaning of Christmas

The Legend of the Christmas Cookie: Sharing the True Meaning of Christmas


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310747673
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Publication date: 10/28/2015
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD610L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Dandi Daley Mackall loves God, children, words, and animals. Her nearly 500 books for children and grown-ups have sold more than four million copies worldwide. She won the ECPA Christian Book Award for Best Children’s Book 2015 and multiple Mom’s Choice Awards, as well as ALA Best Book, NY Public Library Top Pick, Children’s Book Council Award of Excellence, and the Helen Keating Ott Award for Contributions to Children’s Literature. Her novel My Boyfriends’ Dogs is now a Hallmark Movie. Dandi writes from rural Ohio, where she lives with her family, including horses, dogs, cats, and an occasional squirrel, deer, or raccoon.

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.

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The Legend of the Christmas Cookie: Sharing the True Meaning of Christmas 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Fitzysmom More than 1 year ago
Did you know there was a Christmas Cookie legend? I certainly didn't but after reading The Legend of the Christmas Cookie I am anxious to incorporate this tradition into our yearly festivities. Christmas can be such a difficult time for children. With all the commercials for the perfect toy it can be especially hard on a child from an impoverished home or one where a parent is absent. That's just the situation that Jack is in. The story seems to be set during the depression era and Jack's father has gone away to find work to provide for his family. Due to limited finances he will be unable to return home for the holidays. One day close to Christmas Jack comes home to find his mother baking some very special cookies. At first Jack is happy because they have not had any cookies in the house all year. When he learns they are not for him but rather needy people in the church he is disappointed. But Jack is a blessed boy because he has a momma that is more concerned with his spiritual well being than his temporary wants. I loved the beautiful story behind the Christmas cookies. Such a perfect way to teach our children that it truly is better to give than to receive. Just as Christ sacrificed and gave us the ultimate gift of eternal life it is important that we celebrate that act by giving to others and sharing the life giving message of Christ. If you are looking for another way to have your holidays center around Christ this is the perfect gift. In our homes we read a different Christmas story each night leading up to Christmas and this new addition will be cherished for years to come. I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
LivingaFitandFulllife More than 1 year ago
This is an amazingly cute book with an important message! I absolutely love books that share important messages with children because they really seem to stick with kids. When important messages and life lessons are shared though a book kids seem to remember them much better than just being told why or why we don't do things by mom and dad. The Legend of the Christmas Cookie is a story about a boy named Jack who's family is barely scraping by. One day Jack sees his mom making cookies but is only disappointed when he learns they are for the poor people at church and he cannot have any. His mother saves one cookie and gives it to the little boy on Christmas morning. Suddenly there's a knock at the door and it's someone needing some food and so Jack takes this opportunity to give them his only cookie. It is through that cookie that he is able to share about Jesus and tell about the Christmas story. The Legend of the Christmas Cookie is beautifully written and the illustrations throughout the book are equally beautiful. My kids enjoyed reading this book and I highly recommend it! Disclosure: I received product(s) for free, in exchange for my honest review. I only recommend products I've used personally, and believe will be good fit for consumers.
Treenz More than 1 year ago
Another fantastic legend of Christmas book! I have previously read the Candy Cane and enjoyed that so was full of expectation when this new book arrived and I was not disappointed. I love traditions at christmas time as they fill us with great memories of family fun together and this book introduces yet another great tradition to add to our repertoire. The illustrations by Richard Cowdrey are absolutely gorgeous! The book is like a work of art and a real visual treat. The story is about a young boy who is living in hard times financially and his father had to leave town for work. He discovered his mother making cookies one day and to his disappointment discovered he couldn't have one as they were for poor people at church. On christmas morning his mother presented him with one cookie she had saved for him and then they had a knock on the door. It was someone needing some food, they gave him some food and then the little boy realized that this was his opportunity to share about Jesus and so he gave the man his cookie and told him the christmas story. I love the concept of cookies to share the story of Jesus! I have not heard of that before and since seeing it and so inspired. The cookie mold designs in the story are absolutely exquisite and I have been trawling the internet for hours since reading this book to see if I can find anything like them. I haven't found anything however I have written to the author directly to ask if they don't exist maybe the possibility of having a set made to go with the book as it would make an amazing christmas gift. I definitely recommend this book - it is fantastic to have books that encourage children to look to others and help them, and share and also to tell about Jesus as that's what the season is all about in the end. And if they put out the molds - make sure you get a set of them too - they will be heirlooms to pass on for sure. Please note: Booklook sent me a copy of this book for review but the opinions expressed are entirely my own.
ntp77 More than 1 year ago
What a great book to get you in the mood for Christmas. The Legend of the Christmas Cookies is just that book. Christmas is a time of give and a time to think of others before yourself. That is what this books talks about. Jack comes home one day to find his home smelling of fresh baked cookies. Something that was not an often smell in his home. Jack's father was away for work and send what little money he had home. His mom put what little money that had into a cookie jar, which never held many cookies. Jack comes to find out that the cookies where not his but for a needy church function. Jacks couldn't believe is mom would make cookies for a people at a needy church when he himself felt needy. But the lesson that Jack is about to learn is one that we need to be reminded of each year. I love this book and one that will be add to a library full of Christmas stories. Already plan on buying this book as Christmas gifts. Book was giving to me from the Thomas Nelson Booklook blogger program. This book was giving to me free of charge for an honest review. The review is my opinion and my alone.