Fortune Cookies

Fortune Cookies Cover

Fortune Cookies

By Albert Bitterman; Chris Raschka (Illustrator)

Beach Lane Books, Hardcover, 9781416968146, 28pp.

Publication Date: January 4, 2011


A box arrives for Fortune from her Uncle Albert with seven fortune cookies. How wonderful! A cookie and a fortune for each day of the week! Best of all, each fortune comes true...but not in ways that Fortune expects.

About the Author
A. Bitterman is the pen name of Pete Cowdin, owner of the beloved

independent children's bookstore Reading Reptile. He lives with his family is Kansas City, MO. This is his first book.

Chris Raschka, when not creating award-winning children's books such as Another Important Book, Caldecott Honor Book Yo! Yes, and Caldecott Medal Winner The Hello, Goodbye Window, expands his mind with the poetry of Shelley, Bishop, and Biz Markie.

Praise For Fortune Cookies

"A tidy, perfectly paced story with subtle grace and a kernel of wisdom."--Publishers Weekly

* "Seven fortune cookies guide a young child through an eventful week in this elegantly spare collaboration between a debut author and a Caldecott Medal–winning illustrator.... A buoyant celebration of pure, unalloyed joy."

--Kirkus Reviews, November 1, 2011, *STAR