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Tough cookie : a Christmas story, Edward Hemingway

Label
Tough cookie : a Christmas story
Title
Tough cookie
Title remainder
a Christmas story
Statement of responsibility
Edward Hemingway
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this twist on The Gingerbread Boy, Cookie teams up with Fox to try to become sweeter and faster, before learning that there is a reason he is different. Includes recipes for Christmas cookies and Christmas ornaments
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Review
  • Hemingway (Field Guide to the Grumpasaurus) bakes up a clever case of mistaken identity in this holiday treat–inspired tale. Fox can’t resist giving chase when a little cookie, still warm from the Christmastown Bakery’s oven, jogs in front of him, shouting, “Run, run, as fast as you can! You can’t catch me—I’m the Sugar Cookie Man!” But just as readers think they’re in for a certain gingerbread-flavored story, Hemingway flips the script. Cookie turns out to be both a slowpoke and a terrible-tasting tooth-breaker, according to Fox. After several attempts to sweeten up, Cookie learns that he was created to decorate, not be dined upon, and he takes his rightful place on the town tree, relishing that he is “one tough cookie.” The smiling, anthropomorphic goodies that populate the streets of Christmastown demand a close look, and the author’s snappy pacing and silly scenarios keep the giggles coming. Includes recipes for sugar and ornament cookies. Ages 4–8. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed 09/24/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 39, p)
  • A modern twist on "The Gingerbread Man," with Fox chasing the Sugar Cookie Man through Christmastown. The Land of Holiday Treats is peopled with smiling cupcakes, cookies, and other sweets that bustle through the festive town. The action begins when out of the Christmastown bakery flies a very cute cookie past Fox, saying "Run, run, as fast as you can! / You can't catch me—I'm the Sugar Cookie Man!" Fox gives chase and catches up to him quickly only to discover, to the surprise of them both, that the Sugar Cookie Man isn't sweet at all—instead, he's a terrible-tasting, tough cookie. Fox tries to cheer the distraught baked good up with "sugary sweet Christmas carols" and by sprinkling him with sugar, to no avail. It turns out that the Sugar Cookie Man is actually a tree ornament and not meant for eating. In tone and style, this book is reminiscent of Lane Smith and Jon Scieszka's fairy-tale retellings, though with less wisecracking. The fun is in the size of the round-eyed characters, the icinglike pastel colors, the layout and pacing of the storyline on the page, and the variety of candy and cookie characters, all smiling away. The author, a grandson of Ernest Hemingway, provides recipes for tough cookies (edible) and tough cookie ornaments (nonedible). This sweet and silly story is about friendship and making the best of what you've got. (Picture book. 4-7) (Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2018)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10734466
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hemingway, Edward
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.H377436
LC item number
Tou 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cookies
  • Foxes
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • Christmas stories
  • Cookies
  • Foxes
  • Identity
  • Christmas
  • Christmas stories
  • Cookies
  • Foxes
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
Target audience
primary
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a Christmas story
Label
Tough cookie : a Christmas story, Edward Hemingway
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Publication
Copyright
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
on1011680901
Dimensions
30 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781627794411
Lccn
2018004252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1011680901
Label
Tough cookie : a Christmas story, Edward Hemingway
Publication
Copyright
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
on1011680901
Dimensions
30 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781627794411
Lccn
2018004252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1011680901

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