The Cookie Maker of Mavin Road

Written by Sue Lawson, Illustrated by Liz Anelli

I’ve always known there is magic in cookies, but this book proves it! This is the sweet story of Benedict Stanley, an older man who lives alone with his cat and tries to get to know his neighbors on Mavin Street. But they are all too busy coming and going to stop and talk with Stanley. Until one day, a young boy stops to pet Benedict’s cat and tell him the tooth fairy is coming that night. Benedict spends the evening rolling out dough and baking cookies for a special delivery to the boy the next morning. And every morning after that, someone on Mavin road gets a special cookie delivery. Until one day they stop and no one knows why. But the neighbors all notice and decide to track down the kind cookie maker and do something nice in return.

Kids will love the vibrant illustrations that go with this heart-warming story, including the inviting cover. There’s even a basic butter cookie recipe in the back with decorating ideas too. This is an all around feel-good read for elementary school libraries.

Reviewed by Andrea LeBaron, Media Clerk, Upland Terrace Elementary School Library
Review shared in March 2022
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades K-5

The Cookie Maker of Mavin Road
Written by Sue Lawson, Illustrated by Liz Anelli
Candlewick Press
32 pages
Release Date: December 7, 2021
ISBN: 9781536219975
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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