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The cookie fiasco, by [Mo Willems and] Dan Santat

Label
The cookie fiasco
Title
The cookie fiasco
Statement of responsibility
by [Mo Willems and] Dan Santat
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Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"There are only three cookies and four hungry friends to share them with. This is not good. This is not equal!"--
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Review
  • K-Gr 2—In this book within a book, readers are greeted by Elephant and Piggie, who are ready to share "some of their favorite books" with readers. Santat tackles the subject of division in a way that young kids will relate to—figuring out how to split up cookies fairly. The characters include a nervous purple hippo, a crocodile, a squirrel with pigtails, and a blue squirrel with glasses. They have a problem. There are four of them and only three cookies. How will they divide them up equally? Maybe the two squirrels should share one. Hippo suggests they share by size, but the crocodile protests, "WAIT! You are HUGE! You would get all the cookies!" Finally, a happy accident presents the solution. Those looking for "Elephant & Piggie" read-alikes will not be disappointed. The story is similarly told entirely in speech bubbles. The emotions of the characters are effectively conveyed through these speech bubbles, which change in size to express excitement and frustration, and the comic-style illustrations, which add dramatic appeal and humor. The language is more complex than most beginning reader texts, but kids won't mind. VERDICT With fun new characters and cameo appearances by Elephant and Piggie, this title is sure to be a hit with beginning readers. Libraries should be prepared for this one to fly off the shelves.—Kimberly Tolson, Medfield Public Library, MA --Kimberly Tolson (Reviewed 08/01/2016) (School Library Journal, vol 62, issue 8, p84)
  • Three cookies + four friends = a big problem in Caldecott Medalist Santat's (The Adventures of Beekle) entertaining contribution to the new Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! series of beginning readers. "Hey, guys! Cookie time!" booms an enormous purple hippo, setting in motion a real-time story problem when his friends, a crocodile and a pair of squirrels, realize that there aren't enough cookies to go around. As the animals argue, Hippo starts nervously breaking the cookies into pieces, ushering in a fresh round of outrage ("Hippo! What are you doing?" screams one of the squirrels in shocked disbelief) but also leading to a fractions-based solution that ensures that everyone gets his or her fair share of chocolate chip goodness. Angular speech balloons and all-caps exclamations work neatly with Santat's ever-energetic artwork to amplify the fraught emotions at play; in a nifty visual touch, the characters' imagined solutions to their dilemma are pictured using sculpted figurines that appear in thought bubbles. Creating an introduction to the concepts of factors, fractions—and sharing—that's this much fun isn't easy, but Santat is more than up to the task. Ages 6–8. (Sept.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 09/12/2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 37, p)
  • Elephant and Piggie introduce a beginning reader that's a math lesson: how can three cookies be divided equally among four friends? A hippo, a crocodile, and two squirrels really want to share, fairly, but getting there isn't easy. Eventually, the hippo nervously breaks the cookies into six, and then 12 pieces—making the math work perfectly. Dividing three glasses of milk will be a whole different problem. The art looks little like Santat's Caldecott-winning The Adventures of Beekle (2014). It is lighter, cartoonish, and more cheerful than most of his work, matching the silliness of the slight story. The crocodile is endearing rather than threatening, and the hippo is a big, friendly purple one. The blue squirrel wears glasses, and the orange squirrel wears pigtails, denoting gender. Speech bubbles outlined in the same color as the character speaking make following the dialogue fairly easy, though side comments that will go over the heads of most beginning readers are distracting. The story relies on variations in font sizes to communicate excitement and drama. Over 100 words, mostly sight words, are used, with very few repeated more than once or twice, gearing this for readers with some practice behind them. Commentary from Elephant and Piggie that frames the story may sell the book to teachers or parents hungry for more from the popular brand. In the end it's a morality tale that may not be worth raiding the cookie jar for. (Early reader. 6-8)(Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2016)
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Awards note
Georgetown ISD Red Poppy Book, 2017-2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10526698
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Willems, Mo
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
  • LG
  • LG
LC call number
PZ7.W65535
LC item number
Co 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 2
Reading level
  • 1.4
  • 1.4
  • 1.4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Santat, Dan
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True
Series statement
Mo Willems' Elephant & Piggie like reading!
Series volume
0001
Study program name
  • AR
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematics
  • Sharing
  • Division
  • Cookies
  • Friendship
  • Animals
  • Humorous stories
  • Picture books
  • Sharing
  • Division
  • Cookies
  • Friendship
  • Animals
  • Humorous stories
  • Mathematics
  • Animals
  • Cookies
  • Division
  • Friendship
  • Humorous stories
  • Picture books
  • Sharing
Target audience
primary
Label
The cookie fiasco, by [Mo Willems and] Dan Santat
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn934432716
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
51 pages
Isbn
9781484492857
Lccn
2015042551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)934432716
Label
The cookie fiasco, by [Mo Willems and] Dan Santat
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn934432716
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
51 pages
Isbn
9781484492857
Lccn
2015042551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)934432716

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