Excellent, Preschool, Laura Dockrill, Maria Karipidou, Preschool, Emotions, Anger, Friendship, Listening
The cookie in this picture book is, just as you would expect, very, very angry. He spends the first part of the story trying to get the reader to leave him alone, even as the book follows him through his daily routine. Finally, the cookie realizes that you, as the reader, are not leaving, and decides to tell you why he is in such a terrible mood. A botched haircut, an annoying roommate, running out of toothpaste, and more all make the cookie upset and angry; but most of all, he realizes, he’s mad because no one ever listens to him. That’s when he realizes that you, the reader, are still listening, that he has a friend, and maybe he doesn’t need to be so angry anymore.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 40:
3, Article 137.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol40/iss3/137