Cookies Week

Cindy Ward, Author, Tomie dePaola, Illustrator, Tomie DePaola, Photographer Putnam Publishing Group $13.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-399-21498-1
On Monday, Cookiea catfalls into the toilet. ""There was water everywhere!'' On Tuesday, she knocks a plant off the windowsill. ``There was water everywhere!'' And so Cookie undergoes a week of disasters that dePaola illustrates with his usual skill, so that even the garbage Cookie strews over the floor looks great. Four scrapes later, the text ends with ``Tomorrow is Sunday. Maybe Cookie will rest.'' But Cookie, half-asleep on the rug, already has one eye on a bumblebee. This is a perfect choice for very young children, and extra-large print makes it even more accessible. Part of the fun of the illustrations is what is barely glimpsed: a tail extending from behind a curtain, very wet haunches exiting the bathroom or the same tail drifting over muddy footprints through the flower pots. Cookie appears in only three full-body shots throughout the book; the rest of the time she is almost out of the frame of her most recent disaster. Lively pastels with plenty of white offset the black cat's mischief. Ages 1-6. (April)
Reviewed on: 03/01/1988
Release date: 03/01/1988
Genre: Children's
Prebound-Glued - 1 pages - 978-0-8335-9162-3
Paperback - 32 pages - 978-0-698-11435-7
Prebound-Sewn - 32 pages - 978-0-606-05214-6
Paperback - 32 pages - 978-0-399-22406-5
Board Books - 34 pages - 978-0-399-24325-7
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