Fortune Cookies by Albert Bittman and Chris Raschka.
While every day is a national something or other day now, I’ve been wanting to feature Fortune Cookies, the book. So this is just the excuse to do it!
One box of seven fortune cookies, one for each day of this girl’s week.
This book is a lot of fun. It has slips of paper you pull to see. It also plays with lucky number seven and the days of the week. It plays with other good luck symbols too, like a kite and a cat. Even the red of our main character’s dress.
I love how every fortune comes true. And I love how if you look closely at the first illustration, you’ll find out this girl’s name is Fortune!
The end of the book brings it all together. That box of seven eaten cookies, seven fortunes, seven days of the week, and to the reader’s surprise and delight: kittens!
Let’s take a look at fortune cookies of all kinds, shall we? Just for FUN! Giving fortunes is so great for any time of year that feels like a new beginning, be it January or September, with first weeks of school.
Beautiful porcelain fortune cookies designed by Aleksandra Pollner.
The real deal, with sprinkles(!) from Smart School House. (No actual baking required, by the way.)
Kind of amazing chocolate ice cream cone fortune cookies from The Cupcake Project.
Felt fortune cookie garland DIY by Oh Happy Day.
A pewter, personalized fortune cookie by Herbert Hoover.
And pretty sweet teacher appreciation gifts by Lisa Storms.