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The Great Cookie Kerfuffle
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The Great Cookie Kerfuffle

9781681527536
Jessica Shaw / Pauline Gregory

A friendly little farm breaks into chaos as increasing numbers of farm animals fight over a dropped cookie, until there’s trouble overhead! United against a common enemy, the animals learn that friendship and taking care of each other is more important than winning a fight.

Written by debut picture book author Jessica Shaw and illustrated by Pauline Gregory, this book counts groups of animals from 1 to 10 and back down again and makes a great read-aloud for friendship-themed story times.



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The Great Cookie Kerfuffle
9781681527536

The Great Cookie Kerfuffle

A friendly little farm breaks into chaos as increasing numbers of farm animals fight over a dropped cookie, until there’s trouble overhead! United against a common enemy, the animals learn that friendship and taking care of each other is more important than winning a fight.

Written by debut picture book author Jessica Shaw and illustrated by Pauline Gregory, this book counts groups of animals from 1 to 10 and back down again and makes a great read-aloud for friendship-themed story times.

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  • Reinforced Library Binding

  • Pages: 32

  • Trim Size: 9" x 9"

Wall Street Journal,
August 5, 2022

“Animal friends have a lot less fun, at least temporarily, in “The Great Cookie Kefuffle,” a lively Aesopian counting book written by Jessica Shaw and illustrated by Pauline Gregory. The pairing here of bright, zany pictures and bouncy text gives 3- to 7-year-olds the chance to go through various types of animals (sheep, pigs, hens, et al.) and play with alliteration (roosters raise a ruckus, cats cause a commotion) while practicing their numbers. There’s a moral dimension too, as the tranquility of a “friendly, little” farm is shattered by an apple of discord—in this case, a cookie—that falls from a child’s lunch bag. Suddenly the peaceable kingdom is fraught with envy and greed: “There was a flurry of snouts, wings, and beaks, as every one of the animals fought for the cookie.” Only with the arrival of a feared common enemy do the farm animals remember to make common cause, putting an end to the great cookie kerfuffle. ”—Meghan Cox Gurdon

Children's Literature,
August 29, 2022

“When a cookie is dropped in the farmyard, all of the animals are alert with desire. Two mice begin the tussle as three roosters rush to stake their claim. Four hens join the fray as five cats create a commotion. Six dogs and seven sheep battle with eight turkeys and nine pigs. The screeching and squabbling is enormous, until ten hawks begin circling overhead. The farm animals quickly reverse order. The nine pigs protect the eight turkeys; the turkeys tend the sheep; and so it continues as the animals unite in their single cause. The mice use a slingshot to catapult the cookie into the air and the hawks fly away. The farm animals are one big pile of friends. This innovative counting book will be intriguing to youngsters who are beginning to learn their numbers. The cartoonlike illustrations add to the humor and provide objects for the children to count as the story progresses. ”