On May 27th, Book Expo America opened at the Javits Center in New York City. Needless to say, Cookie Books made a splash.
Cookie Books Concept Sheet
Why Cookie Books is needed:
Today, there are so many opportunities for reading electronically, that the wonder of a child holding and reading a real book is a rarity. Cookie Books are high touch and low tech. They are fun to hold in your hand, to collect and to trade with others. The magic of reading something no one else could see adds to the fun. It also gives it a “secret code” motif.
It is also easy to print, and quite inexpensive to produce.
It puts a pocket microscope into the hands of children. They will carry it wherever they go, with the potential to be fascinated with the minutia of life. Finding beauty in the mundane develops a sense of appreciation for the world and fosters wonder.
How Cookie Books is played:
Cookie Books have writing on them which is so small, you need the microscope to read it. With the microscope, all the letters are clear.
Various Cookie Books can be sold separately, can be collectible and can be traded.
The metal tin is so small, 20 cookie books can be carried in it and still fit easily into any pocket.
If the Cookie Books are printed on a firm stock, they can be used to play games, such as Skully or other tossing bottle cap games. They could be rolled on edge and could be used for many marble type games.
This is a new format for publishing. There doesn’t have to be a cookie theme. Some could look like coins on one side, others could look like flowers.
This format is particularly suited for short themes, such as jokes, trivia or Shel Silverstein type children’s poetry. A poker chip sized card could have 100 jokes on it.
A child could have a whole library in their pocket! Cards (sold separately) could be about how to set up a camp, math formulas, grammar rules, summer camp games or baking recipes.
There could also be books with a secret or edgy theme – how to be a class clown, how to make up codes, or magic tricks.
There could also be a way to submit your own material – either written or photographic – and have it printed in Cookie Book format.
Copyright 2013 by Jeffrey Glickman for Turn To The Wonderful, LLC., Patent Pending