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My writing journey has begun. The road will have some bumps and detours. I only hope that the first hill is not too high, and the journey is long.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Books With Cookies And Milk (3)

There Was An Old Monkey Who Swallowed A Frog

 Written by: Jennifer Ward
Illustrated by: Steve Gray

There Was an Old Monkey Who Swallowed a Frog, Jennifer Ward, Hardcover

Here is a brief excerpt from the book:

There was an old monkey…
Who swallowed –
A frog,
A bat,
A mango,
A toucan,
An iguana,
And more!

Jennifer Ward has written a delightful rhyming story set in the rain forest.

The illustrations done by Steve Gray are comical with exaggerated features. This is done so that the reader will know not to take the story too seriously. A fun story to read.

Now for the cookie recipe - Here is one for the summer - No baking!

Oreo Cookie Balls

1 package regular size Oreo cookies (not double stuffed), crushed into crumbs
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 package white morsel chips
1 package chocolate morsel chips


1. Using a blender or hand held mixer, mix Oreos and cream cheese together.
2. Roll into walnut size balls.
3. Chill for an hour.
4. Melt approximately 3/4 package of white morsel chips.
5. Stick a toothpick in an Oreo ball and dip it in the melted white morsel chips.
6. Allow to harden on wax paper.
7. Takes about 15 min.
8. While waiting, melt about 1/4 package of chocolate chips
9. When Oreo balls are no longer sticky to the touch, decorate with drizzles of melted white and chocolate chips.
10. You can use a sandwich bag with a tiny hole cut in one corner to drizzle the melted chips over the cookie balls.

     Prep Time: 2 hrs                         Total Time: 2 hrs

Don't Forget The Milk!

Enjoy Reading!


Anonymous said...

My son will get a kick out of this book. He loves the original. I've never heard of these yummy sounding oreo cookie balls. I'll have to try them out. Thx

Kind regards- Jennifer Young (Castles in the Sky)

Maeve Frazier said...

Hi Jennifer - The book is cute! I hope you enjoy the cookies. Thanks for stopping by.

Heather Henry said...

I love Oreo Cookie Balls, but I can't make them, unless I'm taking them to a function, because otherwise I want to eat them all!! They're amazing!

I love your blog and the children's book reviews along with the recipes. What a great mix and yummy too! :)


Maeve Frazier said...

They are good, aren't they? Heather, thank you for your kind words and for stopping by.

Steve Gray said...

Good luck on your journey Maeve! Thanks for the nice review as well!

Maeve Frazier said...

Steve - the illustrations are wonderful!

Steve Gray said...

Thanks Maeve! I'm working on our new book now...There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Fish. Jennifer Ward is the author.

Maeve Frazier said...

Hi Steve - I will be looking forward to "There Was An Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Fish". I stopped by your website for a really "FUN" visit. I love your illustrations. A few of my favorites are:

"The Teapot" for Diana Marie Tea
"Framer McPeepers and His Missing Milk Cows" (I will look for that to purchase).
"Fun at the Neighborhood Potluck" and
"The Holiday Art".

What a talent you have!

Best of Luck! I am definitely one of your new fans! - Maeve

Steve Gray said...

You rock Maeve! Thanks for taking the time to check it out.