Beauty Cookson isn't beautiful. Her father chose her name because he wants her to be a confident, popular girl. She tries to fit in, but she's plain and awkward. All the girls at school make fun of her and have nicknamed her Ugly. Her mother thinks she needs a fun, creative nickname, something like . . . Cookie! But kids at school can't just be told to call her Cookie. And, even worse, her Dad doesn't approve. His already bad temper reaches frightening new heights. Will Cookie find the strength to stand up to her dad? And will she find a way to be the person she wants to be?
About the Author
Nick Sharratt has illustrated many books for children, including the bestselling novels of Jacqueline Wilson and When a Monster Is Born by Sean Taylor. He lives in London.
Jacqueline Wilson is the 2005-2007 British Children's Laureate. She is the author of more than 80 books, which have been translated into 30 languages and sold more than 20 million copies. Her books include Cookie and Kiss. She lives in London.
“Wilson's extraordinary strength is the reliable, deeply comforting nature of her fiction, in which tough subjects are made approachable for younger readers. . . . Sharratt's trademark illustrations lend their own kind of comfort by giving a quick graphic preview of what's to come in each chapter.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Wilson's talent shows again in this novel with strong, compelling characters and a plot that makes the book hard to put down.” —School Library Journal
“Dame Wilson's fluid mastery of realistic family-and-friend problems is clear in this title, and, as Wilson's previous books, Sharratt's cartoon-style illustrations introduce and foreshadow the action in each chapter.” —Booklist