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Written by Konnie Huq
Illustrated by Konnie Huq
Part of the Cookie! SeriesWrite A Review
In her third adventure, Cookie finds mysteries everywhere - but can she solve them, and save the science show?
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2021 | September 2021 Book of the Month
Mysteries pile up on top of one another in Cookie’s latest hilarious adventure. There are numerous secrets to uncover, several codes to crack, a number of unusual occurrences and a very important Nani who arrives from Bangladesh for a visit. Underlying all the gripping mystery and the comedy there is a simple message about the importance of both arts and science in school. Konnie Huq’s fast-paced story is brilliantly brought to life in her witty line illustrations which have a raft of jokes all of their own. With lots of additional information about codes as well as instructions on some of the things Cookie loves to make, this is a book to return to again and again.
Konnie commented: ‘Coding is really important because it encompasses so much for the future of society from where we are now. It is really important for girls to get on board as well, because the UK is lagging behind its European counterparts when it comes to women going in to STEM subjects. We owe it to Ada Lovelace.’
Julia Eccleshare's Picks for September 2021
Utterly Dark and the Face of the Deep by Philip Reeve
Cookie and the Most Mysterious Mystery in the World by Konnie Huq
The Hideaway by Pam Smy
The Secret Garden by Geraldine McCaughrean
The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl by Stella Caldwell & Quentin Blake
Hurray, Cookie's Nani is coming to stay from Bangladesh! But she doesn't speak English and Cookie is the only one in the family who doesn't speak Bengali. Luckily, science-mad Cookie realises that her coding lessons at school might help her crack the language code and help her bond with Nani.
Other mysteries are harder to solve, though - like, why is Jake's mum acting so weird? Who is the mystery gamer who keeps levelling-up in Cookie's computer game? And who is the Woodburn Hacker, who keeps posting teachers' secrets on the school website? Why does it look like it might be Cookie herself? Can Cookie solve these mysteries, clear her name and save the science show?
Closing date: 29/10/2021
In addition to our Lovereading4Kids expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.
This is a fun book and great for children who don't really like reading as it is so easy to get into and stay interested in. Full review
Praise for the Cookie series;
‘Plenty of laughs’ Sunday Express
‘Cookie is a funny and fierce heroine... a witty and engaging read.’ Good Housekeeping
‘Delightful…a fun read with a strong message’ School Librarian
‘Sharp and funny.’ Daily Mail
‘Fresh and very funny.’ Jacqueline Wilson
‘Side-splittingly funny and supremely sciencey.’ Adam Kay
‘If you like Tom Gates, you will love Cookie’ Meera Syal
‘Smart, funny and full of warmth’ David Walliams
‘If I was nine years old I’d want Cookie to be my very best friend. I LOVE HER’ Dawn French
‘Snappier than a ginger snap, crazy as a cracker, a biscuit barrel full of fun.’ Frank Cottrell-Boyce
‘This brilliantly funny adventure had me laughing out loud.’ Greg James
‘Totally funny and charming and relatable’ David Baddiel
|Publication date:||2nd September 2021|
|Publisher:||Piccadilly Press an imprint of Templar Publishing|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Humorous, School Stories|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, Julia Eccleshare's Picks, Reviewed by Children|
As the longest serving female Blue Peter presenter, from 1997 to 2008, Konnie Huq is no stranger to the middle-grade market. She is an ambassador for the Prince's Trust and the British Asian Trust. This is her first foray into children's books and Cookie is inspired by Konnie's own London Bangladeshi background, her love of science and her unashamed nerdiness! Photo credit Ed MillerMore About Konnie Huq
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