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Fortune Cookies    by Albert Bitterman & Chris Raschka order for
Fortune Cookies
by Albert Bitterman
Order:  USA  Can
Beach Lane, 2011 (2011)
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

This participation book with pull tabs involves the young reader (ages 2-5) in the story about a little girl who receives a box of fortune cookies. There are seven cookies, one for each day of the week, in the big red box.

On Sunday the child cracked open one of the cookies and found this fortune: 'Today you will lose something you don't need.' Sure enough, one of the girl's teeth came out!

The next day's fortune, 'Money is like the wind', was kind of strange but actually it did make sense. The youngster found a dollar under her pillow left by the Tooth Fairy, so she purchased a kite.

On the following day, Tuesday, the cookie's message read, 'Try to find the good with the bad.' Not what did that mean? Well, the girl lost her kite but she found a cat. And so it went for each of the remaining fortunes in the cookies. Each of the fortunes comes true, but not in the manner the child expected.

A clever picture book with art work by Caldecott Winner Chris Raschka, this is a fun story that should engage preschoolers and they'll have fun pulling the tabs out to see each fortune. Just don't pull too hard or you'll experience some bad fortune!

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