Best buddies Cookie and Broccoli discover the joy of sharing secrets with friends in this sweet and funny early graphic novel.
Shh . . . Cookie and Broccoli's lips are sealed! Broccoli reveals the embarrassing nickname his grandma gave him as a baby, and Cookie laments that he’s never had a nickname . . . or has he? Then the adorable duo set out to cure Broccoli’s boredom, for which Talking Rock gives them a cryptic clue: the solution is the opposite of boredom.
What could that be? And finally, Cookie confesses his fear of The Scary Forest near their school and Broccoli shares a surprising secret of his own. But the fun doesn’t stop there: Readers will love solving a secret message at the end of the book with a special decoder!
November 15, 2022
Lexile: GN530L | Fountas/Pinnell: P
Bob McMahon is an illustrator and creator of the award-winning Cookie & Broccoli series. Bob lives in Thousand Oaks, California, with his wife and daughter and a dog named Sam.
Praise for Cookie & Broccoli: Ready for School! *Florida's Sunshine State Young Reader Award nominee*
*Texas' Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List selection*
“Delightful, owing in no small part to Cookie and Broccoli’s odd-couple chemistry. . . . A great start to a conversation between early elementary students and their grown-ups about kind, confident social interaction.”—School Library Journal Praise for Cookie & Broccoli: Play It Cool *Texas' Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List selection*
“With nonstop silliness from start to finish, McMahon’s second series entry offers yet another affirming lesson for school-age readers. . . . ‘Fantabulously’ cool.”—Kirkus Reviews
*“This morality tale about popularity and influence takes a refreshing turn as Cucumber revels in his newfound freedom and Broccoli stresses out as the new leader of coolness. . . . Readers get a powerful, relatable lesson in the kind of coolness that matters: dismantling unfair systems for everyone’s benefit.”—School Library Journal
, starred review