A COOKIE FOR SANTA (December 2017’s Pick PLUS a Giveaway!)


 Cookie cover Dec. 2017

Author:      Stephanie Shaw

Illustrator:    Bruno Robert

Publisher:     Sleeping Bear Press

ISBN:     978-1-58536-883-9

Release Date:  June 1, 2014

 All about it:  

As a gingerbread boy waits for Santa, two exuberant puppies get into mischief. They rip and tear and play tug of war with the Christmas tree and decorations!  But, the quick thinking Cookie knows how to distract the doggies.  When Santa arrives (and the pups hide) who will get the blame for the mess?  What’s a cookie who has been left as a snack for Santa to do?

 Opening lines:        

‘Twas the night before Christmas and there on a plate, was a Gingerbread Boy awaiting his fate.

Favorite page spread:

Cookie cover Dec. 2017

What will kids (and adults) take away after they’ve read it:    

Kids love that Santa knows how brave the little cookie is and (spoiler alert) he has just the perfect job for Cookie — and it isn’t to satisfy Santa’s hungry tummy!  Readers will also like the special gift that Santa leaves for the pups. Both Santa and the Gingerbread Boy and both pretty smart cookies!

About the author:

Stephanie Shaw

Stephanie lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband and their mini labradoodle Milo. A COOKIE FOR SANTA was her first picture book.  She has a several ‘lullaby’ board books with Little Tiger UK as well as additional picture books:  THE LEGEND OF THE BEAVER’S TAIL, SCHNITZEL: A CAUTIONARY TALE FOR LAZY LOUTS, PIECE BY PIECE (all with Sleeping Bear Press) and MOO LA LA! COW GOES SHOPPING, Simon and Schuster UK.  Her website is http://www.stephanieshawauthor.com where you can see her books as well as many contributions to Highlights and High Five magazines.