Who Put the Cookies in the Cookie Jar?
George Shannon; illustrations by Julie Paschkis
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
It's easy to take a cookie out of the cookie jar: just reach in. But how does it get in there in the first place? It's more complicated than you might think. Someone has to milk the cow, grow the wheat, harvest the sugar cane—everyone has a special job to do to make that cookie possible.
In Who Put the Cookies in the Cookie Jar?, George Shannon and Julie Paschkis take us on a delicious cookie journey, showing how many hands work together so that one hand can take the cookie out—and so that you can take a huge yummy bite!
South Carolina Children's Book Award ML, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
Praise for Who Put the Cookies in the Cookie Jar?
“Shannon and Paschkis provide a charming multicultural answer to the title question, creating in the process a confection that, while it may be most appreciated by socially conscious adults, will tempt young appetites as well.” —Kirkus Reviews
“An appealing way to introduce the globalization of our food sources for the very young.” —School Library Journal
“This simple package provides a thought-provoking and positive global concept of product development that can be explored on a variety of levels. A recipe for sugar cookies is included at the end.” —The Horn Book
“Paschkis's (Apple Cake) mural-like spreads, with their warm colors and characters who exemplify a rock-solid work ethic and optimistic outlook, bring to mind a WPA aesthetic, with a little Lois Lenski and Virginia Lee Burton for good measure.” —Publishers Weekly
“A hand dives into a cookie jar to pull out a treat. But how many hands were needed to put the cookie there in the first place? With a text as simple as the pictures are stylized, this is a charming look at the process.” —Booklist