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The Way the Cookie Crumbled

Written by Jody Jensen Shaffer & illustrated by Kelly Kennedy
Published by Simon Spotlight
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“Become a History of Fun Stuff Expert on the super-sweet history of cookies and amaze your friends with all you’ve learned in this fun, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read!”–Provided by publisher.

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Quotes from This Book

  • “But do you know how the cookie was first created?”
  • “For centuries people have celebrated special occasions with cookies.”
  • “And speaking of smart cookies, the Girls Scouts of the USA know a thing or two about these sweet treats.”

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • Cookies have a long history. What is your favorite cookie?

  • Do you like to bake? What new ingredient could you add to a cookie to make it delicious?

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Who Wrote The Way the Cookie Crumbled

Jody Jensen Shaffer
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Jody Jensen Shaffer is an award-winning poet and the author of more than 30 books of fiction and nonfiction for children, including THE WAY THE COOKIE CRUMBLED, A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK, IT’S YOUR FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, BUSY BUS! and PRUDENCE THE PART-TIME COW, Missouri’s pick for the National Book Festival in Washington D.C. September 2, 2017. PRUDENCE is also a nominee for Missouri’s 2019-2020 Show Me Award! Jody’s poetry has been published in magazines like Highlights, Ladybug, and Clubhouse Jr. Jody lives with her husband and kids in Liberty, Missouri, and is a member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. When she’s not writing, Jody can be found watching baseball or walking her rescue dog, Sophie. Visit Jody at or on Twitter @jodywrites4kids.

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Who Illustrated The Way the Cookie Crumbled

Kelly Kennedy

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Kelly Kennedy got his start in the animation business doing designs and storyboards at Nickelodeon and even created and directed an award-winning short, The Baseball Card Shop, while there. Since then he’s drawn and illustrated for a variety of children’s books and magazines and is currently working on some of his own stories. When not drawing he can be found working on his old cars or playing guitar in a bluegrass band.

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