A World of Cookies for Santa: Follow Santa's Tasty Trip Around the World

illus. by Susan Gal. 48p. HMH. Oct. 2017. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780544226203.
K-Gr 3—All around the world, children wait for Santa Claus, Papai Noel, Father Christmas, or Grandfather Frost and leave sweet treats for him to enjoy. In Malawi, children thank Father Christmas with mbatata (sweet potato cookies). In France, children leave carrots, oats, or apples inside shoes for Gui, Père Noël's donkey, and a slice of yule log with a glass of wine. And in the United States, children hang their stockings and leave a glass of milk and a cookie for Santa Claus. Each page depicts a Christmas scene and the holiday desserts in charming, brightly colored illustrations by Gal. Each page will leave readers hungry for cookies and curious to try new confections. An author's note and nine recipes are appended.
VERDICT A mouthwatering choice for classrooms and libraries.

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