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How the cookie crumbled : the true (and not-so-true) stories of the invention of the chocolate chip cookie /

by Ford, Gilbert [author,].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2017]Edition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9781481450676; 1481450670.Subject(s): Wakefield, Ruth Graves -- Juvenile literature | Wakefield, Ruth Graves | Chocolate chip cookies -- History -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature | Cooks -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Women cooks -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Chocolate chip cookies -- History | Cooks | Women cooks | Women -- Biography | Urban legends | BiographiesSummary: 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!
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Children's Collection Children's Biography J BIO WAK, R. Available 39270004591966

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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 .<br> <br> Crunch! Crunch! Crunch!<br> Mmmmm! <br> <br> 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!<br> <br> 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?

Age 4-8.

Grade K to grade 3.

Includes bibliographical references.

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!

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Horn Book Review

This catchy title relates Ruth Wakefield's successful career as a baker and restaurateur as well as the lore surrounding how exactly her invention of the chocolate chip cookie came about; the three speculated versions of the cookies' creation make for an interesting tale. Ford's bright, cartoony illustrations' vintage aesthetic brings out the Depression-era setting. An author's note and the original recipe are appended. Bib. (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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