Happy Tuesday and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for COOKIES & MILK by Shawn Amos! I’m so excited because today I get to shine the spotlight on this wonderful book for you! This book is truly amazing and I’m so excited to for you to find out more about it!Cookies & Milk by Shawn Amos
Published on May 17, 2022 by Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Genres: Historical Fiction, Middle Grade
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It’s a summer of family, friendship, and fun fiascos in this semi-autobiographical novel that’s as irresistible as a fresh-baked cookie.
Eleven-year-old Ellis Johnson dreamed of spending the summer of 1976 hanging out with friends, listening to music, and playing his harmonica. Instead, he’ll be sleeping on a lumpy pullout in Dad’s sad little post-divorce bungalow and helping bring Dad’s latest far-fetched, sure-to-fail idea to life: opening the world’s first chocolate chip cookie store. They have six weeks to perfect their recipe, get a ramshackle A-frame on Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard into tip-top shape, and bring in customers.
But of course, nothing is as easy as Dad makes it sound, even with Grandma along for the ride. Like she says, they have to GIT—get it together—and make things work. Along the way, Ellis discovers a family mystery he is determined to solve, the power of community, and new faith in himself.
Partially based on Shawn Amos’s own experiences growing up the son of Wally “Famous” Amos in a mostly white area, and packed with humor, heart, and fun illustrations, this debut novel sings with the joy of self-discovery, unconditional love, and belonging.
What do you think about Cookies & Milk? Have you added it to your tbr yet? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!