A World of Cookies for Santa
A World of Cookies for Santa takes readers across the globe to see all the treats that await Santa on Christmas Eve. Head to the Philippines, where children leave out puto seko cookies and ginger tea for Santa; jet to Russia for a honey-spice cookie; then set out for Malawi for a sweet potato cookie! When you've returned home, the journey's still not over—M. E. Furman provides recipes for children to bake some of Santa's cookies for themselves.
M.E. Furman's interest in holiday traditions around the world began in fifth grade, when her class studied how children in other places celebrated Christmas. She's been interested in treats and traditions around the world ever since. M.E. (pronounced Emmy) originally wrote A World of Cookies for Santa as a project for her son's third grade class, using the countries of origin and Christmas cookies of his classmates families.
Today, she lives with her family in the Northern Rockies where there's always a white Christmas (and often a white Valentine's day and spring break!). The one cookie they always make for Christmas is Scottish shortbread, but they enjoy trying new cookies as well
Susan Gal received a BFA from the Art Center College of Design and worked in animation before embarking on her career as an illustrator of children's books. She lives in California.
"Vibrant, glowing illustrations show children of different ethnic groups along with cultural traditions and decorations. .....A delightful introduction to a popular Christmas treat and traditions around the world". - Kirkus Reviews
"Gal’s digital collages offer kaleidoscopic tableaus for the countries, mixing images of celebrating children, the featured confections, regional Santa figures, decorations, and more. Recipes for nine of the desserts wrap up this cheery book." Publishers Weekly
"A mouthwatering choice for classrooms and libraries." –Jessica Ko, Los Angeles Public Library
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