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Summary: Each page in this picture book offers an example of a feeling or emotion. The examples are set in the context of making, baking, and sharing cookies. This picture book illustrates feelings in a way young children can understand them.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, anytime reading, playtime reading, read aloud book.
Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 8; read yourself: 7 to 9
Interest Level: 3 to 9
Reading Level: 2
Young Reader Reaction: Review pending.
Adult Reader Reaction: This is a lovely little book. It reminds me of a gift book, but its designed for kids. I loved that the recipe is at the back, so you can share the story in "real life." The illustrations are very nice, and the young children just adorable.
Pros: Brief text and full-page illustrations combine to create a book where love jumps from every page.
Cons: None, really. This would be fun to share with very young children, though some of the concepts (e.g., unrequited love) will be beyond them.
Borrow or Buy: Buy. In fact, buy two. One for you and one for your child's best friend. This is a book that you'll see at Valentine's Day but it's wonderful all year 'round.
Educational Themes: This is a book you can read in one sitting or take one page at a time and talk about other examples of the concept.
Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.