Children's Fiction Review: Cookie LaCroix and the Delectable Donut

Cookie LaCroix and the Delectable DonutCookie LaCroix and the Delectable Donut by Oscar Knight
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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"Delightfully descriptive"

"Fast-paced story, full of quirky antics and loads of laughs"

A pleasant, yet, precocious young orphan seeks to carry out her parents’ mission when she receives a secret box.
With the feel of Lemony Snicket, the palatable pleasures and cleverness of Willy Wonka, and the snooping knack of Miss Marple and Harriet the Spy, Cookie LaCroix and the Delectable Donut is an energizing literary indulgence.

 

Commentary

On a very humbling side of human nature exists a canon of literary treasures containing the best in children’s fiction. While many are familiar with the works of Lewis Carroll, Rudyard Kipling, Lemony Snicket, and the like, there is a new and laudable children’s author. The work of Oscar Knight should grace the shelves of public and school libraries. 

Knight’s lovable young sleuth, Cookie, and her vibrant menagerie is as a must-read for the aficionado of children’s literature.  Dare I say, Cookie’s story has the ability to acknowledge the challenges faced by young children forced into uncomfortable positions and their ability to rise to the occasion. 

Perfect for kids aged 7 to 12 and even more suitable for adults who sagely reject the idea of letting go of their childlike imaginings and extraordinary dreams.