The Way the Cookie Crumbled

The Way the Cookie Crumbled

Illustrated by: Kelly Kennedy
For Ages: 6 - 8
C is for cookie in this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read that explores the history of cookies, part of a series about the history of fun stuff!

Did you know that Queen Elizabeth I used to have gingerbread cookies molded into the shapes of her favorite advisers? Or that Girl Scouts used to bake the cookies they sold themselves? Or that if you stacked all the Oreos ever made, they would reach to the moon and back five times? 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!

A special section at the back of the book includes Common Core–vetted extras on subjects like science, social studies, and math, and there’s even a fun quiz so readers can test themselves to see what they’ve learned! Learning history has never been so much fun!
  • Simon Spotlight | 
  • 48 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781481461801 | 
  • July 2016 | 
  • Grades 1 - 3 | 
  • Lexile ® NC930L
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Cookies Catch on in America #readalong

Learn about how the cookies you eat today helped shape our histories in Jody Jensen Shaffer's THE WAY THE COOKIE CRUMBLED. Come #readalong with us!

About the Author

Jody Jensen Shaffer
Sam Shaffer

Jody Jensen Shaffer

Jody Jensen Shaffer is the author of more than twenty-seven books of fiction and nonfiction for children. She’s written about everything from ninja warriors to hyenas to Frederick Douglass. Her picture books include Prudence, the Part-Time Cow and A Chip Off the Old Block. Jody lives in Liberty, Missouri, with her husband and children.