Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Great Holiday Give Day Three: The Christmas Cookie Sprinkle Snitcher

The Christmas Cookie Sprinkle Snitcher
Robert Kraus ~ Virgil Partch
Simon and Schuster, 1969
Purple House Press, 2010


Next up on our week of Great Holiday Gives is a reprint from Purple House Press, the amazing publisher with the Lazarus touch whose mission is to "revive long lost, but well loved children's books." Ten years and 250,000 copies strong, the little publisher-that-could is still giving life back to books that had long since been out of print. These guys deserve the Nobel Prize for Awesome... thanks to them you can buy a nice new hardcover of books like Miss Suzy, Pickle-Chiffon Pie, Miss Twiggley's Tree and oh so many more favorites you previously had to shell out an arm and a leg for to get a ratty old ex-library edition. They seriously do put the awe in awesome.

This holiday season a lost classic returns to the minds and hearts of children everywhere with The Christmas Cookie Sprinkle Snitcher. Authored by the marvelous Robert Kraus (ala Leo the Late Bloomer and Milton the Early Riser) and the incomparable Virgil Partch, think the Grinch only more specific and dastardly. The snitcher is a bird-like, man-thingy that loves to steal sprinkles from unsuspecting holiday bakers and horde them in his cozy little cottage of evil. Of course, only a child can foil his sinister plan.

"Your Christmas fun, Snitcher," Little Nat said,
"Has driven the whole village out of its head!
For Christmas cookies without sprinkles
are like raisins without wrinkles,
and sleigh bells without tinkles
are Christmas cookies without sprinkles."


Such a fun read, with Vip's famous gag-style imagery and a peppy rhyme that keeps you laughing all the way. Ten thumbs up for everyone involved in the original creation of this book and all the folks who helped with the current day CPR.

To be entered to win a copy, simply comment on this post by 11:59 PM Sunday, November 9. The winner will be announced (along with all the other winners from the week) on Monday, November 10. The Great Holiday Give will last all week, so be sure and check back each day to find out about a new vintage reprint and enter to win a different book. This book was sent to me by the publisher to giveaway, but I don't think I need to tell you that this in no way educated my opinion of Purple House Press, this book and/or the level of awesomeness of either.

Have fun and good luck!

The Great Holiday Give Day One: The Day the Cow Sneezed by James Flora

The Great Holiday Give Day Two: One More Acorn by Don and Roy Freeman

The Great Holiday Give Day Four: A Long Piece of String by William Wondriska

The Great Holiday Give Day Five: Mud Pies and Other Recipes by Majorie Winslow and Erik Blegvad



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52 comments:

ChristyJan said...

This looks like a fun read! I'd love to be entered to win a copy.

Danielle S said...

I would love this book. I love reading your blog for ideas of great books for the kids!

Christine said...

I'd love a fun holiday book like this : )

Also - love the site redesign! I haven't been by in a while so I may be behind the times, but it looks great!

Jennifer Gregory Miller said...

The book looks so fun! I'd love to win it!

Linda P. said...

Looks super fun. Thanks for your super generous give-a-ways.

Meghan said...

love it!

Stacy said...

It looks so good. I would love it for my boys.

jenmmcclure said...

This looks like such a fun book to read. Thanks for the chance to win!

caryn the designer said...

Oh looks wonderful. I've been wondering about Robert Kraus as I always see his books when I'm looking for any Ruth Krauss ones.

Juniper Sage said...

Love it!

Claire said...

oh wow. I'd love this for my collection of Christmas books. and tanks for the tip about this publisher. I will check out what reissues they have.

Amy said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

ahoi! said...

looks good.
thanks for the chance.

conuly said...

Oooh, yes yes yes!

betsy said...

Looks like a fun book.


betsy_349 at hotmail dot com

Victoria Stitch said...

i would love love love this!!!!!!

wmmahaney said...

What a fun book. I know my son would love it.

Kimberly said...

What fantastic "gives" you're offering this week. Thanks for the chance to win this darling book!

vigilceo said...

This one looks really good!

Lise said...

Thanks for the chance; this looks fun! (I have to love Purple House press, being in a purple house myself...)

noa said...

GORGEOUS illustrations!

Sally said...

What a charming book! I like the rhymes.

Sharon Hyland said...

Thank you so much for the chance!! Looks great!

Nell said...

This looks absolutely marvelous! Thanks for bringing our attention to all of these awesome reprints. And, yeah, I am all for awarding this publisher the Nobel Prize for Awesome!

Kristie said...

What a fun book! Thank you for the chance to win!

khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

john & catherine said...

Every one of these is fantastic. Thanks so much for featuring these. We would love to win!

My Love is..... said...

WOW this looks fantastic!!

kperantie said...

This book looks great!

spamwayglobal said...

Looks fantastic!

Wendy Braun said...

Thanks for the tip about Purple House Press! I'm so happy when the oldies are reissued!!!! :)

Darlene (Grammie) said...

This book looks like so much fun! It would make a great new tradition! Thanks for all the information about it and for a chance to win a copy. I'd love to own it; for free!

Ali said...

We love Christmas books. Count us in!!!!!

Diane L. said...

I think I remember this one from when I was a kid. thank you.

Page Turner said...

I love rhyming books, and this one looks like just plain fun! Please enter me, too!

Antmusic said...

We love Robert Kraus at our house, but we've never been able to find this one! Thank you Purple House Press! YAY!

Susana said...

Fun! I have my own cookie-parts snitcher, would love to read her this one.

Jessica said...

Oh my gosh, this book is so cool. I'm so excited for Christmas!

Leah said...

What a great blog! I'd love to be the winner of this great book, it looks like so much fun!

angela said...

What a fun looking book - please enter me!

Gaëlle said...

I didn't know this title of Robert Kraus!! It doesn't exist in French,
I'd love to win it!

Juli said...

this looks like a great book! thanks for the chance to win!

Kathleen said...

This one looks awesome. Pretty please pick me.

Nan said...

How fun would it be to live a day or two inside this book?

George said...

One of the world's greatest titles!

Amy B. said...

This looks like a great book to share with my kids!

Thanks for the giveaway!
Amy B.
adennispac@yahoo.com

Renee G said...

Would love to read this with my boys.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Lindsey said...

This is sooo cute, I love all the details! Definitely going on my wishlist, too. Thanks for introducing me to all of these great titles!

Lindsey

KellyH said...

This looks like a cute book!

Thanks!
KellyH
skyviewksh@yahoo.com

Amy said...

This title if probably my fave of the five give-aways. What's not to love about sprinkles. Such a fun book.

pencrush said...

Looks like a great holiday book!

Steven said...

This book looks like it is a really fun read.

Conrad H. said...

Sounds like a fun read. Never heard of this one.

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