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Arthur's Christmas Cookies (Arthur the Chimpanzee)

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Arthur decides to make Mother and Father special Christmas cookies as a present. But when the cookies are finally finished, they are hard as rocks! Can Arthur think of a way to turn this disaster into the best Christmas present ever?
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Published May 22nd 2007 by HarperCollins (first published November 14th 1972)
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Asho
We got a big box of hand-me-down books recently, and Arthur's Christmas Cookies was one of them. It's an early-reader book, but my three-year-old enjoys it as a read-aloud bedtime story.
The story itself is cute and innocuous. For the life of me, though, I can't figure out why Arthur, Violet, Norman, and Wilma are illustrated as monkeys. Nowhere in the story is there a single reference to them being animals, and the text doesn't describe them doing anything monkey-specific. So the entire time I'
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Shawn Thrasher
Dec 23, 2013 Shawn Thrasher rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another beloved childhood favorite, which has stood the test of time. My 8 year old early reading self thought the sugar/salt mix up was hilariously funny. And chimpanzees dressed like Edwardian children is funny, regardless of how old you are. I also now have hard time imaging Christmas without hot chocolate, sugar cookies, and a good friend sticking his head through the door asking if I want to go out and have snowball fight - a tough one in southern California. Arthur's Eyes is so lame compar ...more
Christy
Arthur decides to make Mother and Father special Christmas cookies as a present. But when the cookies are finally finished, they are hard as rocks! Can Arthur think of a way to turn this disaster into the best Christmas present ever?
Liz
Dec 14, 2015 Liz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've read this book several times at Christmas in the past 13 years. The faces on the monkeys are absolutely adorable! Read again 12/14/15
David
Dec 04, 2008 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This last week I started having the kids read aloud to me at bedtime as part of our reading. It seems to be a good system. For unknown reasons, they haven't balked yet. Yesterday I gave David the option of reading a (short) chapter out of his current reader or this book. This one was easier, so he chose it. Typically he gets 20 pages or so into a book like this and wants to be done. This story must have been pretty engaging, because he read all 64 pages without a pause! We're off to get more!
Beth
May 13, 2010 Beth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Arthur is short on money so with the help of his sister, Violet, and his friend, Norman, they make cookies. The cookies turn out too hard because instead of sugar, they used salt. The problem is fixed by making them into ornaments which they paint. What seemed like a problem isn't one at all.
Sarah
One of the better options in Hoban's Arthur series. Early readers will delight in their ability to decode the simple text and identify familiar characters.
Theresa
Aug 29, 2011 Theresa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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a cute story about sharing, good early reader
Melinda
Another good one to share with a little one
Horace Mann Family Reading Challenge
This book is about problem solving. E.
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The youngest of three children, Lillian Hoban was born in Philadelphia on May 18, 1925. She attended the Philadelphia Museum School of Art, studied dance for ten years (and danced with the Martha Graham dancers), taught Modern Dance and danced professionally in the 1950s.
She learned to draw still life and began to write her own stories only after having children (Phoebe, Brom, Esme and Julia), and
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