Tough Cookie By Kate Louise, Illustrated by Grace Sandford
 
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When this gingerbread man was baked, someone forgot to put in the ginger. He’s made of eggs and cinnamon and flour and butter and sugar, but he’s missing a key ingredient! Without ginger, the gingerbread man feels like he’s not really a gingerbread man at all! He can’t be sold in the bakery, so he lives at the back of the store. And there he causes all kinds of trouble.

This gingerbread man eats the baker’s decorating candy. He throws sprinkles across the counter and squirts frosting on the walls. It’s not long before the baker has had enough of the gingerbread man’s mischief and orders him to leave. The gingerbread man realizes he’ll have to change his ways, and the baker decides to help. He teaches the gingerbread man that his ingredients don’t make him who he is—it’s his character that defines him. So the gingerbread man begins to help the baker decorate the other gingerbread men and women. He helps prepare them and makes sure they find their way on their journey from the oven to the bakery shelf. And he always makes sure to add the ginger.

This is a story about being kind and finding happiness through helping others. Sandford’s cute illustrations accompany Louise’s sweet story, and children won’t be able to resist its delightful charm.

Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
TitleTough Cookie
AuthorBy Kate Louise, Illustrated by Grace Sandford
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintSky Pony Press
Published3 November 2015
FormatHardback
ISBN-139781634501972
Pages32
Dimensions7.25 x 7.25in.
IllustrationsColor illustrations throughout.

About the author

Kate Louise is a YA and children’s book author. She recently graduated from university with a first-class BA (honors) degree in fine art painting. She is the author of the picture books The Upside-Down Fish and Pierre the French Bulldog Recycles. She lives with her family, her partner, and a cocker spaniel named Freddie in Cheshire, England.

Grace Sandford is an illustrator and designer whose clients include Palmer Hargreaves, Stew magazine, Green Android Ltd., and Paper and Apparel. She currently resides in Norwich, England.

"Sandford's illustrations, done from the cookies' perspectives, help to leaven the story's earnestness. They portray the gingerbread cookies with lots of personality and individuality. The titular tough cookie starts off with a dark cloud over his head, moving from gleeful destruction to sorrow to helpfulness and, ultimately, belonging. A didactic take on the traditional tale."—Kirkus Reviews
ISBNs: 9781634501972 978-1-63450-197-2 Title: tough cookie category:JUV ISBNs: 9781634509244 978-1-63450-924-4 Title: tough cookie category:JUV 
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