Knopf Books for Young Readers Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Perfection
Knopf Books for Young Readers Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Perfection

Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Perfection

By Matthew Swanson

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Publication Date: December 7, 2021

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Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7

Practice makes perfect, and Ben Yokoyama will settle for nothing less than perfection! A hilarious new Cookie Chronicles adventure that fans of Wimpy Kid or Dog Man will gobble up with gusto.

When Ben’s fortune cookie tells him that practice makes perfect, he refuses to settle for anything less. He demands better parents, superior hobbies, and a brand-new best friend, who might technically be a superhero.

The pursuit of perfection is thrilling until Ben is forced to give up the things he loves most—including baseball, personal integrity, and his dog’s enthusiastic kisses. Life lessons from a goldfish and a spine-tingling near-death experience help Ben realize that his flaws are also the keys to his greatest strengths—and that the people and things that make him happiest will always be perfectly imperfect.

Story Locale: Anytown USA

Series Overview: COOKIE CHRONICLES is a richly-illustrated middle grade series starring 9-year-old Ben Yokoyama, who gets a new fortune each book, and goes on a new adventure as a result.

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About the Author

Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr are the husband/wife, author/illustrator team behind The Real McCoys, Babies Ruin Everything and Everywhere, Wonder (Imprint Books). Until recently, they also ran two small presses: Bobbledy Books and Idiots’ Books. These days, they spend most of their time making books and raising four kids (10, 8, 6, and almost 2) in the hayloft of an old barn in Chestertown, Maryland. They spend the rest of their time speaking, teaching, and leading workshops on collaboration and creative entrepreneurship-and the rest of the rest of their time running a commercial salmon fishing operation on the Alaskan tundra.

Author Residence: Chestertown, Maryland

Format: Hardcover

Length: 336 pages

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: December 7, 2021

ISBN: 9780593302774

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