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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Books With Cookies And Milk (12)

Peter Nimble
and His
Fantastic Eyes
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, Jonathan Auxier, Hardcover
Written by:  Jonathan Auxier

     I had the great fortune of reading Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes! As a baby, Peter was orphaned and set afloat in a basket, blinded by a raven who had pecked out his eyes. Peter Nimble was brought into the world of thievery. The characters of the story bring added life and intrigue. Come meet Professor Cake, Miss Molasses, Sir Tode, The Missing Ones and Peg; learn about the Night Patrol. Read how Peter comes in possession of the Fantastic Eyes.

     There are obstacles, excitement and mystery, enough to carry you into the world of Peter Nimble and the world of the Fantastic Eyes. There are three pairs of magical eyes that take Peter on a journey of adventure and discovery to his true identity.

     Jonathan Auxier has crafted a tale of unforgettable adventure, you will feel you, too, have a pair of the Fantastic Eyes.

Cracked Sugar Cookies


1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 egg yolks
½ teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour


     Mix butter, sugar and eggs on medium, blend in baking soda, cream of tartar, salt, vanilla and flour.

     Shape dough into 1” balls. Place 2” apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

     Bake at 300F degrees for 10 minutes, till tops are slightly cracked, and sides are set. Transfer to wire rack; cool.

Makes about 48 cookies.

Don’t Forget The Milk!


Anonymous said...

This book looks great! I would definitely love to read this book myself. Love the idea of the cookie recipe to go with it. - Karen Gantliodi

Doralynn Kennedy said...

Wow, now that's comfort food. I love that story. I've had a craving lately for children's stories... especially Wrinkle in Time. Those cookies would go good with that too.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Tip! This looks like a great read. :) Susan

Janet Johnson said...

Yumm! I love sugar cookies. :)

And this looks like a fun read, too. Perfect combination!

Anonymous said...

I just got a Daily Tweet on this from NESCBWI. Can't wait to get this to read.

Maeve Frazier said...

I really enjoyed reading this book. It would be either a great gift or even a great read for yourselves. Thank you all for stopping by.