Well this children’s book was absolutely adorable! It’s a great holiday read, but really this one is fun all year round!
When three siblings come home, excited for Abuela’s yummy gingersnap cookies, they find the cookies missing! Following the clues, or crumbs, they work their way through the mystery to find who snatched their gingersnaps!
The story is fun, and really easy for a young child to follow along with while reading. The illustrations are exciting, and really help to tell the story. My daughter was quite invested in this one, and she’s wanted to re-read it multiple times now!
Overall, this one is really fun, and will make any little one giggle as they help solve the mystery!
Where to Find This Book:
Abuela made cookies to eat after school.
The gingersnap kind, just the thought made us drool!
We rushed home excited. We opened the door…
…The cookies were missing—just crumbs on the floor!
Just the Facts:
Gingersnap Snatcher by Vicky Weber
Page Count: 32 pages
Publisher: Trunk Up Books
Pub Date: December 7, 2021
Vicky Weber is a musician and an elementary educator with a love for children’s literature. As a Puerto Rican author of Taíno descent, she strives to create picture books that are fun, engaging, and educational. All her current titles are based on her background in music education or her heritage. While she has taught a variety of grade levels, primary level education is where her passion lies. It has long been a dream of hers to teach children through the magic of books and she hopes you love reading her works as much as she loved writing them.
I had the chance to interview Vicky Weber. Take a look at our conversation below!
SJLB Asks: Do you ever get writer’s block? How do you overcome it?
I do! Not often, but it does happen. One of the best things to do is take a break and come back later with fresh eyes. I think that’s why I always have so many ideas going at the same time. You can’t always predict when inspiration will strike so I like to work on many projects that I’m writing so that way, each story is finished on its own timeline.
SJLB Asks: Do you have another profession besides writing?
Yes, I’m also a mother to a 7-month-old and a publishing coach! Until this year, I was also an elementary school teacher. While I’m not in the classroom now, I’m still educating through my books as well as helping aspiring authors achieve their dreams.
SJLB Asks: Do you write every day?
I don’t but I think that’s healthy. With any job, trying to do big projects every single day is a quick way to burn yourself out. I write whenever I can, but I also try to spend as much time with my family as I can.
SJLB Asks: When did you first realize you wanted to be an author?
I’ve always wanted to be an author but never thought it was a possibility. I just assumed it would always be a dream. One day, my husband asked me: “If you could do anything, what would it be?” I told him that I wanted to write picture books. His response? “Let’s figure out how to make it happen.” And that’s exactly what we did. I truly couldn’t have done it without his support.
SJLB Asks: What is your next project?
I have a few releasing in 2022. The first is the sequel to Taino Tales, a series that retells Taino folklore while educating about the indigenous people. The second is called Maya and the Stage Fright which is all about overcoming fear so that you can do the things you enjoy! All my books are based on my heritage or my background in music education. Sometimes, both!
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I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.