If you are looking for a truly wonderful way to teach children about values and character, this is the magical book for you. Using cookies as the tool and Jane Dyer's warm, nourishing illustrations as the light, you can explain "cooperate" and "patient" and "modest" and "trustworthy" and even "open-minded" and "courageous." Isn't that fabulous? Children understand all about cookies and when you tell them that "respect" means "offering the first cookie to your grandmother," they're going to take that feeling away with them forever. What a gift.