Thursday, January 24, 2013

Early Chapter Book Review: Heidi Heckelbeck and the Cookie Contest

Heidi Heckelbeck and the Cookie Contest

Heidi Heckelbeck and the Cookie Contest
Written by:  Wanda Coven
Illustrated by:  Priscilla Burris
Published by: Little Simon, 2012
Ages 5-7

* This book is the third in the Heidi Heckelbeck series.  My daughter and I have read all three and find them very enjoyable.  This is a great new series for the newly independent reader.  The book is broken up into short chapters with illustrations on almost every page. In book one we are introduced to Heidi, who used to be homeschooled but is now starting second grade at Brewster Elemntary School.  She meets Melanie, who teases and picks on her, and continues to do so throughout the series.  But Heidi also meets a new friend, Lucy. We also discover that Heidi is a witch! 

This third book opens with Heidi signing up for the Brewster Elementary cookie contest.  After much deliberation she finally decides to make her family's famous chocolate chunk cookie recipe.  But after hearing about the different cookies her classmates plan on making, Heidi thinks that her cookies are too plain.  So even though she's not supposed to use her witching skills in everyday life, she of course uses a Cookie Charm spell to jazz up her cookies.  Unfortunately, the cookies don't turn out as expected and Heidi learns a lesson that sometimes simple is best. 

We are enjoying this series and will be reading number four in the series Heidi Heckelbeck in Disguise soon!

This book was borrowed from the library.

Family Rating: 1 1/2 thumbs up.

This post is shared at The Children's Bookshself @ What Do We Do All Day

1 comment:

  1. My son liked this series, too. Thanks for sharing your review of the 3rd book at The Children's Bookshelf.