Gus and Grandpa and the Christmas Cookies
Kindergarten-Grade 2. A warm story that's true to the holiday spirit. Gus and Grandpa enjoy baking cookies together for Christmas. They love to yell at the dough when it sticks, eat it raw from the bowl, and cut out holiday shapes with their cookie cutters. While shopping for ingredients, they see a man in a Santa suit ringing a bell, and Grandpa explains to Gus that he is collecting money for poor children. Gus puts his two quarters in the kettle, and they return home. After three neighbors stop by, each with two dozen cookies for Grandpa, the two bakers suddenly have too many goodies, and Gus asks if the same children who needed his quarters could use the extra cookies. Off they go to take them to the Santa with the kettle, who offers to take them to the Christmas party at the homeless shelter. The sentences in this beginning reader may be simple, but they say a great deal, e.g., "Gus felt warm inside, even though it was still snowing." The watercolor illustrations effectively portray a kindly, slightly stooped, but spry Grandpa and an eager little Gus, a perfect team whether they are baking cookies, standing outside surrounded by soft white snow, or just thinking together.Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. "In this gently humorous chapter book, a boy and his cookie-baking grandfather are inundated with holiday goodies from neighbors-and discover a way to share with homeless kids. The expressive watercolors are a lovely accompaniment to the simple, lyrical text."-The Washington Post"Gus and Grandpa make Christmas cookies for themselves, but several neighbor ladies don't realize that men can bake, too, and bombard the duo with cookies. What to do with all the dozens of baked goods? Gus, who has experienced the joy of giving when he contributes to a street-corner Santa's coffers, comes up with the idea of donating the cookies to children less fortunate than himself." - Booklist"A warm story that's true to the holiday spirit...The sentences in this beginning reader may be simple, but they say a great deal...The watercolor illustrations effectively portray a kindly, slightly stooped, but spry Grandpa and an eager little Gus, a perfect team." - School Library Journal
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- Farrar Straus & Giroux; 1st edition (October 1, 1997)
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