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.
A World of Cookies for Santa is a multicultural celebration that families will return to year after year. Winner of the American Book Fest Best Book Award and the Moonbeam Book Award!
About the Author
M.E. Furman lives with her family in the northern Rockies, where there's always a white Christmas. As a child, her two grandmothers made the same Christmas cookie with two names--one called them snowballs, and the other called them Russian teacakes. Now her family enjoys sharing their favorite Scottish shortbread with friends and family (and Santa!). A World of Cookies for Santa is her first book for children. Find out more at www.worldofcookiesforsanta.com.
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, including Night Lights, Please Take Me for a Walk, and Bella's Fall Coat among others. She lives in California.
"Each page will leave readers hungry for cookies and curious to try new confections. An author’s note and nine recipes are appended. A mouthwatering choice for classrooms and libraries." –School Library Journal
"Vibrant, glowing illustrations show children of different ethnic groups along with cultural traditions and decorations. The Christmas-cookie traditions of 32 countries (or sometimes a city or a state) are each described in a short paragraph, including the type of cookie, local name for Santa, and fun, related Christmas customs that will interest children . . . A delightful introduction to a popular Christmas treat and traditions around the world." —Kirkus
"Furman’s first children’s book takes readers on an appetizing world tour of Christmas traditions, highlighting the treats children leave for Santa and his regional counterparts..." —Publishers Weekly
"Charmingly illustrated throughout by Susan Gal, 'A World of Cookies for Santa' is a truly multicultural celebration that families will return to year after year."--Midwest Book Review