Mr. Cookie Baker
As sweet and satisfying as holiday baking, here is a beautiful update of Monica Wellington's Mr. Cookie Baker. In this book, youngsters can follow the process of measuring, mixing, baking, decorating, and eating cookies. With six new full-color pages, a handsome new jacket, educational tie-ins, and more recipes, this is the perfect supplement to early math units on sequenc...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 21st 2006 by Dutton Juvenile
(first published 1993)
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If it wasn't for the fact that my 3 year old son loves this book I would probably only give it 3 stars, but this is the 2nd time in a month that he has chosen this book from the library. I call him "Mr. Cookie Baker" since he has taken a recent interest in baking cookies, which is adorable. Reading this book really sparked that interest for him. I like the recipes at the end--we made the oatmeal raisin and they were good. The illustrations are just ok, but the colors are bright and there are lot...more
This "process book" shows the day in a life of a cookie baker and his wife. It has great text and lovely, creative illustrations. The words appear on the left page with a border that gives extra details or fun pictures into the process--cookie cutters, ingredients, and of course, the cookies themselves. The right page features the main illustration as we follow Mr. Cookie Baker. My daughter absolutely loved this book, and it was one I still enjoyed reading after dozens and dozens of times.
Cute story that would be best read during a lesson on measurement. It shows students how measurement is directly related to baking (something that may draw on student's prior knowledge). The teacher could model objects that would be found in a baker's kitchen such as a measuring cup and measuring spoons.
May 15, 2012 jacky rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Natalie likes cookies, and making them, so I thought she'd like this book. She did, but not enough for a repeat reading. It has very simple info on baking cookies and lots of cool cookie cutter shapes in the illustrations.
Apr 13, 2012 Lucero Hernandez rated it 3 of 5 stars
A fun and tasty way to explore measurement and counting. The book mentions different measuring tools that the students can identify. Students can engage in counting the cookies. This story can be accompanied by actual cookies, a recipe, or actually baking cookies (depending on resources).
Sep 26, 2007 Jackie "the Librarian" rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: cookie lovers everywhere
Mr. Cookie Baker gets up early, pets his cat, and then gets to work making lots of yummy cookies in fun shapes like giraffes, dinosaurs, and airplanes. The cheerful candy colors and simple pictures may inspire you to try the cookie recipe in the back of the book. This is a wonderful book for young children.
Monica Wellington was born in London and lived in Europe until she moved to the United States at age seven. As a child she always loved to draw and paint, but it wasn't until she went to college that she realized she wanted to be an artist for her profession. She went to the University of Michigan's School of Art to earn her BFA and studied pottery, painting and printmaking. After art school, whil...moreMore about Monica Wellington...