We all know that kids fib, after all we have all been kids once and have been there and done that. I used to wonder how my mom stayed on top of my antics. No little lie could go past her. I can imagine my kids feeling the same way now.
The Cookie Thief is the story of a little boy who has a strange phenomenon of meeting empty cookie jars whenever he visited relatives. In no time everyone was hiding their favorite cookies from the cookie thief.
An older friend then came up with a plan to catch the cookie thief and then the elaborate plan was crafted and the thief was caught alright but the thief was certainly not who you would have expected.
My son liked the book enough to take it school for share day where his teacher read it to the class. I felt that the message and the way the message was conveyed might be a little too complex for the mind of a preschooler to grasp. A second grader would manage it better. The illustrations are bold and conveyed the message of the book. You would have to infer the end of the story from the last page’s illustration.
Reminds me very much of The Big Fat Enormous Lie, which was reviewed in Looking to Stop Fibbing in Your Kids? Talk about kids and the cookie jar! You can pick up your copy of The Cookie Thief directly from the publisher or Amazon.com.