The Legend of the Christmas Cookie
Sharing the True Meaning of Christmas
By Dandi Daley Mackall, illustrated by Richard Cowdrey
Published by Zondervan
New artwork by New York Times bestselling illustrator Richard Cowdrey, this Christmas book tells the story behind the meaning of the Christmas cookie.
The Legend of the Christmas Cookie tells the story of a young boy named Jack who learns from his generous mother the story behind the Christmas cookie. The family who began the tradition of baking the special cookies gave them to the needy and shared the story of the very first Christmas. This sweet holiday book offers inspiration for readers to become cheerful givers themselves and encourages them to share the true tale of Jesus' birth. A delicious recipe is included on the jacket flap so readers can make their own Christmas sugar cookies.
About the Author
Dandi Daley Mackall is the author of over 450 books. She still can't believe she gets to write for a living, helping children of all ages grow spiritually. Dandi and her husband, Joe, both write from rural Ohio, where they're blessed with three children and a variety of horses, dogs, and cats.
About the Illustrator
Richard Cowdrey's favorite things to draw and paint are the things that reflect the awesomeness of God and His creation. From vast landscapes to the littlest bug on a leaf, Richard marvels at the beauty in the details. Richard's bestselling children's books include Legend of the Candy Cane, Bad Dog, Marley and A Very Marley Christmas.
This is an amazingly cute book with an important message! I absolutely love books that share important messages with children because they really seem to stick with kids. When important messages and life lessons are shared though a book kids seem to remember them much better than just being told why or why we don't do things by mom and dad.
The Legend of the Christmas Cookie is a story about a boy named Jack who's family is barely scraping by. One day Jack sees his mom making cookies but is only disappointed when he learns they are for the poor people at church and he cannot have any. His mother saves one cookie and gives it to the little boy on Christmas morning. Suddenly there's a knock at the door and it's someone needing some food and so Jack takes this opportunity to give them his only cookie. It is through that cookie that he is able to share about Jesus and tell about the Christmas story.
The Legend of the Christmas Cookie is beautifully written and the illustrations throughout the book are equally beautiful. My kids enjoyed reading this book and I highly recommend it!
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