Have you seen the New Cookie Monster book~The Joy of Cookies? Did you even know that Cookie Monster wrote a new book? He’s been on all the morning talk shows. “The Joy of Cookies.”
Of course I had to buy it!
I pre-ordered it from Amazon, and it was $13. A bit more than I typically spend on a book, but we wanted it. I shop at a local used book store and we get most of our Sesame Street books for $0.25. I reminded myself that over the years I’ve saved enough money on books to justify a small splurge. (frugalista at heart!)
So I hid it.
Kevin has an in-home behavior person 4 days a week after school. We decided that this book would be used as a motivator for him. Oh boy, is it motivating!
Of course, right away, he flipped through the pages until he found his favorite Sesame Street character.
New Cookie Monster book~The Joy of Cookies
We love this book. I was listening in as Kevin’s aide read it to him. It is just delightful. I have since read it to him myself, and by myself, several times. It is a really fun book.
Both adults and kids will love this book. Of course it has all the silly things you’d expect from Cookie Monster. It also has lots of adult inferences and statements and jokes, to make it enjoyable for adults. But nothing dirty!
I particularly love his crumbs of wisdom.
Cookie Monster on the Rachael Ray Show
This book is for everyone. It’s a really easy read. You can read it cover to cover, or you can just skip around and pick a page here and there. It works both ways. I think this will also be a good book for struggling readers and those who struggle with things like inferences. There are many teaching opportunities with this book. Plus, parents can make it a multi-sensory experience by adding in the videos with the reading.
At first I thought that this book was being over-hyped. Now that I have it and have read it multiple times, that is definitely not the case. Every Sesame Street fan needs to have this book in their collection. But even the casual fan will enjoy the wisdom of Cookie Monster.
PS- When we went to Sesame Street Live, we got to meet Cookie Monster!