Friday, October 23, 2015

Special Christmas Giveaway on November 23, 2015 - The Legend of the Christmas Cookie

It is hard to believe, but Christmas is just two months and two days away! It will be here before we know it. It is so easy to become distracted with all the glitz and glimmer and gifts of Christmas and miss the reason we celebrate in the first place . . . Jesus' birth! So, when Zonderkidz invited me to review one of their new books which focuses on, "Sharing the True Meaning of Christmas", I was very happy to say, "Yes!".

The Legend of the Christmas Cookie
Author - Dandi Daley Mackall
Illustrator - Richard Cowdrey
Publisher - Zonderkidz
Ages 4-8

Favorite Features -
  • I love the illustrations . . . full of color and detail!
  • Story shares history and challenges children - and entire families - to focus on why we celebrate Christmas.
  • Includes two cookie recipes in the back . . . look tasty!
Zonderkidz says; "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 account of Jesus' birth. A delicious recipe is included on the jacket flap so readers can make their own Christmas sugar cookies."

I found the story to be one which is likely to engage children and will encourage them to tell others about the real reason for celebrating Christmas! It would be fun to use Angel and Manger cookie cutters to make cookies with our grandchildren /children and then let them decorate and package some to share with neighbors, local police/fire fighters, teachers and friends, so they can carry on this tradition of sharing Christmas Cookies which tell of Jesus at Christmas!

I'm very happy to say not only did Zonderkidz send me one copy of The Legend of the Christmas Cookie for me to review, but they are making another available for me to give away (USA only)! If you live in the USA, are over the age of 18 and would like to be included in this giveaway, which will be on November 23, 2015, please comment below to tell me your favorite Christmas cookies . . . I love . . . and have always loved, spritz cookies!

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  1. I'm famous for my rolled sugar cookies but rarely meet a cookie I don't like. I follow on Facebook and email.

  2. I love when my mama makes her M&M cookies at Christmas

  3. My favorite Christmas cookies are Ginger Snaps.

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  9. I love Christmas sugar cookies!

  10. I unfortunately did not grow up in a house that made cookies or lived near a grandmother that did but I am making it a tradition to make cookies for Christmas with my daughter and would love a story about it. This will be our first year and we are starting out easy with sugar cookies since she is still so little but we will find our favorite cookie some day!