Yes, you are probably familiar with the Christmas classics - Twas the Night Before Christmas, Frosty the Snowman, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and the like. But have you ever heard of this book? It really is the best Christmas book ever. I say this because 1) my siblings and I used to fight over this book growing up and 2) because it's about COOKIES!!
The story in a nutshell: Everyone LOVES their Christmas cookies and loves decorating them with sprinkles. But so does the Snitcher, who snitches all the sprinkles while the town's asleep. A little boy goes off in search of the missing sprinkles and shows the Snitcher the true meaning of sprinks. ;) And it's told all in rhyme, like a Dr. Seuss book. The illustrator used to work for Disney.
It's the best (did I mention that yet?)
My family had the paperback book growing up, and it has gotten a lot of wear and tear through the years. It has also been lost for more than a few years as well, only resurfacing last year when my brother was helping our parents clean out some boxes.
It was then put in the family safe (to be VERY safe). There was no way we were going to loose this book again.
Especially when the only place we could find it was on E-bay for a couple HUNDRED dollars. (It was published in 1967, I believe, and out of print)
So you can imagine my surprise and delight when I opened up a package today and found it staring at me -- hardcover and mint condition! I literally was giddy with happiness!
Turns out that the publishers recently re-printed it and now it is available for US ALL (cookiers and cookie lovers and cookie eaters) to own and cherish!
Here is Glide posing with the best Christmas book ever.
(and with my original Christmas stocking made by my mother 39 years ago -- so 70s!)
Here's Glide reading the best page in the book -- all the mothers singing and happy, rolling out their cookie dough. Ahhh - I love just thinking about it!
If you want your own copy, Amazon has it for around $12! Get it while it lasts!!!!