Children - Preschool
28 Pages
Reviewed on 09/03/2009
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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

Cookie is the story of a little girl that will eat nothing but cookies.  She has cookies for breakfast, cookies, for lunch, cookies for dinner and for snack.  Her parents tell her that someday she’ll turn into a cookie.  That fateful day comes.  She notices a trail of crumbs behind her.  A dog nibbles on her leg.  Mom comes to the rescue with broccoli.  If Cookie will eat healthy food and save the cookies for dessert maybe she’ll turn into a little girl again.

I have a grandson that would eat chicken nuggets, for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack.  I’ve often teased him that some day he will turn into a chicken nugget.  He giggles and I pretend to take a bit.  I can hardly wait for his next visit so we can read this story together.

Cookie is a delightful book that will entice the most finicky eater into munching their broccoli.  The illustrations compliment the text.  I love this story.  Children will relate to the theme and the message.

Betsy NJ

My 5 year old really enjoyed reading Cookie. It is a fun book that teaches children about the value of healthy eating. It reminds us that we all need to have a treat sometimes, just not ALL the time. Kids of all ages (including grown up ones) will enjoy this cute book.

Christine J. Zegelis

cookieCookie by Lisa Woomer is a cute children's book written as an inspiration for children to eat healthier. Catherine Isabella Marie Jenkins loves cookies (which is why everyone calls her Cookie). She eats them for breakfast, lunch, dinner and yes, dessert! Her parents have made many attempts to persuade her to eat other tasty dishes such as broccoli, spaghetti and fish (trying to disguise the broccoli with pink frosting and purple sprinkles). They warned Cookie that she would turn into a cookie but Cookie was not worried and continued to inhale her cookies. One day, Cookie notices something is terribly wrong. You will have to take a peek at the this little tale to find out what caused Cookie to break her cookie addiction.
The writing is age appropriate and the pictures are charming. Author Lisa Woomer, former teacher and mom of two, has created a story with a character kids can relate to (who doesn't like cookies) and parents can keep in their arsenal when the broccoli refusals start flying at dinner.Cookie

Matha Ramirez

Have you ever wondered what could happen if you ate too many cookies? Not only is Cookie a great story for children to share, but it's an excellent reminder for children of all ages, to choose their foods carefully.

Catherine is a young girl who earned her nickname "Cookie" not by accident, but because that is all she eats. Her parents try to persuade her to choose healthier foods, but nothing gets Cookie to stop eating cookies.

Cookies in the morning, cookies for lunch, cookies at dinnertime, it isn't until she eats too many cookies she realizes something isn't right.

One day she notices something a little strange. The people around her notice it too. But is it enough to get her to stop eating so many cookies? Come and join Cookie on a delicious adventure and discover what eating too many cookies can do.

Lisa Woomer, a former schoolteacher, was inspired to write Cookie after her first child turned out to be a picky eater. She studied fitness and nutrition for many years, and hopes this story will motivate children to choose a healthier diet. She resides in Southern California with her two children, husband, and two dogs. Lisa enjoys preparing healthy food, but she also welcomes an occasional cookie.

M. Lapus

"Once upon a time, not so long ago, there was a girl named Cookie. Well, actually, her name was Catherine Isabelle Marie Jenkins, but everyone just called her Cookie."

So begins this children's book about a little girl who only ate cookies. She ate them for every meal and refused to try anything else. Broccoli, spaghetti, or fish were definitely out. Her parents warned her that if she didn't stop with the cookies, she'd turn into one. She laughed. Until one day, she did.

Cookie is a fun book that I'm sure that kids and their parents will enjoy. The illustrations are very well done and fun, and the narrative is even better. Inside the playfulness of the book is a message of nutrition and the book opens the door to talk about nutrition with kids.

B. Davis

Cookie is an impossible little girl. Even though her parents encourage her to eat healthy food, Cookie only wants to eat cookies!

One day Cookie actually turns into a cookie and faces some unpleasant side effects. It reminded me of the old saying, "You are what you eat."

This is a cute, very well-written children's book, that is sure to get the healthy food point across to its young readers, without frightening the child.

Marci Twain

Better than OK, but I didn't love it. The overall message was good, but the story had flaws as far as I was concerned. If Cathy (aka Cookie) only had to eat one dinner of good food to get back to normal, then the message I got was it's easy to cheat on a poor diet and still stay healthy. I also was disappointed in the message that parents are helpless to curb THEIR child's sweet tooth.

I found the text of the book to be gramatically correct and interesting to follow. I found the illustrations to be adequate - but nothing special. In my humble opinion there were too many pictures focusing on Cathy rather than the story. However, the pictures did not detract from the story.

It's not a masterpiece nor is it a hardcover book. So for what you get I thought the book was priced a little high. 4 stars!

PS. The Amazon listing for this book says it is recommended for kids age 9-12. I disagree. It's a kiddy book for ages 4-8.

Sandra K. Stiles

Cookie, whose real name is Catherine Isabella Marie Jenkins likes cookies. She won't eat anything but cookies. She eats them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Her parents try to get her to eat food by disguising it, but she refuses. Something happens to her to change her mind and make her decide cookies should be saved for dessert. I loved this book. The pictures were simple, the message was simple and not preachy. Any kid who reads this or has the book read to them will understand the message about eating a healthy and balanced diet. This is a book that parents will enjoy reading to their children.

Lynne Gassel

My 5 year old asks me to read "Cookie" EVERY night...not once but TWICE! He loves it as much as I love reading it to him. We both enjoy the humor and I enjoy the indirect approach to encouraging good nutrition; and, boy, does he need that!

Nn Teramana Vandyke

With its whimsical sense of humor, this is a delightful book for children and adults. Great illustrations too. I highly recommend it....especially if you have kids that are poor eaters.

Laurel Johnson

A wonderful book. My two daughters (6 and 8-years old) loved reading it. They especially like the illustrations.