Gilbert Ford's how the cookie crumbled : the true (and not-so-true) stories of the invention of the chocolate chip cookie

by Ford, Gilbert,

Format: Print Book 2017
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Summary
In this unique and clever picture book, Gilbert Ford sheds a little light on everyone's favorite sweet treat--the chocolate chip cookie--and reminds readers everywhere that just because a story is told doesn't mean it's true .

Crunch! Crunch! Crunch!
Mmmmm!

Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies! But not everyone knows where they came from. Meet Ruth Wakefield, the talented chef and entrepreneur who started a restaurant, wrote a cookbook, and invented this delicious dessert. But just how did she do it, you ask? That's where things get messy!

So sit back and grab a cookie to read a story--or three--about how this round, crispy, chocolatey piece of perfection came to be. Which tale is true? Well, what do you think?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "It's hard to imagine life without chocolate chip cookies, but they did need to be invented, and were: by Ruth Wakefield, at her Toll House Inn, during the 1930s. No one disputes these facts, but there are some questions regarding how. Readers are presented with three possible ways the cookies might have come into existence, and encouraged to figure out which version makes the most sense. To help, this picture-book biography documents Wakefield's evolution, from child chef, to college nutrition major, to teacher, restaurant owner, master baker, and generous entrepreneur happy to share her discovery. As word spread, the Nestlé Corporation was delighted with the sudden increased demand for their chocolate and started producing easy-to-use chips, delivered in the iconic bag with the recipe on the back. The mixed-media illustrations align perfectly with the breezy, pun-filled text, aptly integrating period details, expressive facial expressions, and lots of happy crunching. This will be an enjoyable choice for one-on-one or group storytimes just be sure to have some chocolate chip cookies handy!--McBroom, Kathleen Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Ford moves from the history of the Slinky (in The Marvelous Thing That Came from a Spring) to that of another American classic: the chocolate chip cookie, invented by restaurateur Ruth Wakefield. With her Toll House Chocolate Crunch Cookie a hit, Wakefield sold the recipe to Nestlé, and it remains on chocolate chip bags to this day. Using traditional and digital media, Ford paints a cheery vision of Depression-era America, highlighting Wakefield's persistence and exacting nature ("Ruth's staff said she was one tough cookie to work for"). He also taps into the visual language of vintage comics to present three ways Wakefield's discovery might have come about: as an accident, substitution, or moment of inspiration. Ford casts his vote for the third option; readers will cast theirs for baking cookies from the recipe that's included. Ages 4-8. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Wakefield, Ruth Graves -- Juvenile literature.
Wakefield, Ruth Graves.
Chocolate chip cookies -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Cooks -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women cooks -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Chocolate chip cookies -- History.
Cooks.
Women cooks.
Women -- Biography.
Biographies.
Publisher New York :2017
Edition First edition.
Other Titles How the cookie crumbled
How the cookie crumbled
Audience Age 4-8, Grade K to grade 3.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781481450676
1481450670
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