Cookies & Milk Book Tour

I’m thrilled to be taking part in the Cookies & Milk Book Tour, hosted by TBR And Beyond Tours. Check out the book and my review below!

Cookies & Milk

By Shawn Amos

Middle Grade Contemporary

320 Pages

Ages 8-12

Little Brown Books For Young Readers

Publishing Date: May 24, 2022

Hardcover ~ Kindle ~ Audiobook

It’s a summer of family, friendship, and fun fiascos in this semi-autobiographical novel that’s as irresistible as a fresh-baked cookie.

Eleven-year-old Ellis Johnson dreamed of spending the summer of 1976 hanging out with friends, listening to music, and playing his harmonica. Instead, he’ll be sleeping on a lumpy pullout in Dad’s sad little post-divorce bungalow and helping bring Dad’s latest far-fetched, sure-to-fail idea to life: opening the world’s first chocolate chip cookie store. They have six weeks to perfect their recipe, get a ramshackle A-frame on Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard into tip-top shape, and bring in customers. But of course, nothing is as easy as Dad makes it sound, even with Grandma along for the ride.

Like she says, they have to GIT—get it together—and make things work. Along the way, Ellis discovers a family mystery he is determined to solve, the power of community, and new faith in himself. Partially based on Shawn Amos’s own experiences growing up the son of Wally “Famous” Amos in a mostly white area, and packed with humor, heart, and fun illustrations, this debut novel sings with the joy of self-discovery, unconditional love, and belonging.

My Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I thought this was such a wonderful story. Somewhat based upon the authors real life experiences. I can only imagine having all my summer plans shot down to help my dad with the impossible. This is all happening back when racism was still strong. The book hits on other tough subjects such as divorce. I loved that grandma was involved. The story flowed easily. The humor was perfectly placed. By the end of the book I wanted a warm chocolate chip cookie like it was nobody’s business! Definitely worth checking out!

About The Author

Shawn Amos is a world-renowned Blues musician who grew up the son of Wally Amos, aka Famous Amos: a pop culture icon, cookie mogul, and household name to this day. When Shawn’s not touring or recording as The Reverend Shawn Amos, he works as a partner at NYC communications firm Hudson Cutler. He is also a divorced father of three children, with whom he enjoys baking. This is his first novel.

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Huge thanks to TBR & Beyond and Shawn Amos for my gifted copy! You can learn more or grab your copy at one of the links below!

Amazon ~ Goodreads ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Indigo

Thank you for joining me today, make sure to check out what the other hosts are saying below!

Tour Schedule

Have a wonderful day!


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