Chocolate chip cookies are not usually known for their anger issues, but this one certainly has them! He (I think it’s a ‘he’) doesn’t want us, the readers, around. He says he’s very angry and wants us to leave: ‘I am warning you. I am very angry. And there is nothing you can do about it.’ Well, we can stick around, and that is exactly what we do. We finally hear just why the Cookie is angry. His ‘flatmate’ – a cactus – plays the recorder, and Cookie HATES the recorder; the nice-tasting toothpaste has run out, so he must use the grown-up sort; he’s had his hair cut, and it looks terrible; and to top it all off, the ice cream shop has run out of his favourite vanilla sundae! It’s enough to make any Cookie angry! But because we have stayed and listened to his moans, he begins to realise that maybe there is some point to having a friend after all. And he finds that friends can help make him happy. And just maybe, we, too see the point of listening to our friends when they talk about their problems. The illustrations are a treat – full of other foodie creatures like bananas and strawberries and chocolates, all of whom add to the zany fun. “Who needs an ice cream…when I have you,” says Cookie.
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Illustrator: Maria Karipidou