Gus and Grandpa and the Christmas Cookies (Paperback)

By Claudia Mills, Catherine Stock (Illustrator)

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374428150, 48pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2000

List Price: 5.95*
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"More Gus and Grandpa books are promised, and kids will welcome them." -Booklist

When Gus goes to Grandpa's house at Christmas, they decide to bake cookies. But then they discover that they don't have sprinkles. Off to the store they go. On the way, they pass a Santa collecting money for the poor. Gus summons the courage to contribute two quarters and is rewarded with a "God bless you." Returning home, Gus and Grandpa are visited by three neighbor ladies, one at a time, each bringing two dozen cookies. What are Gus and Grandpa to do with so many cookies? Gus knows! Give some to the poor! And when they do, he gets antoher taste--even better than the first-- of the joy of giving. In the second Gus and Grandpa book, Claudia Mills and Catherine Stock capture the very spirit of Christmas.

About the Author

Claudia Mills lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Catherine Stock lives in New York City.

Praise For Gus and Grandpa and the Christmas Cookies

"In this gently humorous chapter book, a boy and his cookie-baking grandfather are inundated with holiday goodies from neighbors-and discover a way to share with homeless kids. The expressive watercolors are a lovely accompaniment to the simple, lyrical text."-The Washington Post

"Gus and Grandpa make Christmas cookies for themselves, but several neighbor ladies don't realize that men can bake, too, and bombard the duo with cookies. What to do with all the dozens of baked goods? Gus, who has experienced the joy of giving when he contributes to a street-corner Santa's coffers, comes up with the idea of donating the cookies to children less fortunate than himself." - Booklist

"A warm story that's true to the holiday spirit...The sentences in this beginning reader may be simple, but they say a great deal...The watercolor illustrations effectively portray a kindly, slightly stooped, but spry Grandpa and an eager little Gus, a perfect team." - School Library Journal