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O Is For MommyKnoOows – Secret Agent Josephine Book Tour, Spy Cookies Craft and Giveaway!

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o is for mommyknows

I know that MommyknOws doesn’t start with O, but I also knOw that I’m super excited to be today’s stop on the Secret Agent Josephine Book Tour.


I’ve been a HUGE fan of Secret Agent Josephine‘s blog for many years, because she’s enormously talented, kind (yep, that’s obvious from her posts) and so, so creative. I love creative and she’s has inspired me more than once. Just this summer I was lucky enough to get to know Brenda IRL, and to share a meal and laughs. She even used her creative genius to fashion a hat just for me out of a paper bag. I’d show you the photos, but then I’d have to go into permanent hiding (YEP, that BAD!).

Brenda has illustrated and written three fantastic children’s books.

Three Great Secret Agent Josephine Books

Secret Agent Josephine’s ABC’s:

The ABCs burst brilliantly on to the page in this alphabet flash card book by blogger Secret Agent Josephine, a.k.a. Brenda Ponnay. Children will delight in the colorful illustrations and simple text.

Secret Agent Josephine’s ABC’s are an ideal introduction to the alphabet — kids will love the pictures and parents will appreciate the thoughtful details and eye-catching illustrations.

Secret Agent Josephine’s Colors:

What’s the best way for kids to learn their colors? With a yellow yak, a brown brachiosaurus, and plenty of other wacky animal friends!
Secret Agent Josephine a.k.a. Brenda Ponnay presents her quirky illustrations paired with hilarious captions, sure to engage older children who may already know the difference between red and blue, but can’t wait to see what the next color will bring.

Secret Agent Josephine’s Numbers:

Secret Agent Josephine is willing to reveal the contents of her stealthy, super expanding spy bag–but are you ready?

In this fresh and funny book, Brenda Ponnay, aka Secret Agent Josephine, gets kids counting spy glasses, micro-cameras and more super-secret spy gear. Little ones will love the bright colors and big numbers, older children (and their parents) will delight in the detailed descriptions of the spy paraphernalia

Georgia absolutely adores the ‘Numbers’ book! Her favourite page –> The number 9! We read it (almost) nightly and always find something new and nifty on each page.


Today’s Crafty Mission: Spy Eye Cookies

Spy Eye Cookies

Georgia and I had a ton of fun baking up today’s mission –> Top Secret Spy Eye Cookies! Secret clue may or may not be in the photo above.

Spy Glasses Cookies

Spy Glasses Cookies

Spy Glasses Cookies

Get the top secret instructions here: SPY-COOKIES-INSTRUCTIONS – Destroy after reading (or share with a friend)!


In honor of her book release, Brenda has generously offered us a letter O print (from her book) to give to you! Please leave a comment below to be entered to win a print. I’ll pick a winner on December 10th and then notify the winner via email.

Thank you Brenda for including MommyKnOws in the book tour; I’m honored!

Now, go buy your copies of these affordable and fun books!

Click here to access Brenda’s Amazon author page with links to all her books in both paper and Kindle versions!

Download from iTunes:

ABCs on iTunes
Colors on iTunes
Numbers on iTunes

Paperback and nook editions of the books at Barnes & Noble

For the next stop on the tour, visit Brenda’s website.

30 comments… add one

  • flyingbird December 5, 2011, 10:57 am

    Yum, those cookies look tasty and super easy.

  • MommyKnows December 5, 2011, 12:00 pm

    @flyingbird — thank you! They are both tasty and easy.

  • kategvt December 5, 2011, 1:57 pm

    clever!!! luv the idea!

  • mommyknows December 5, 2011, 2:22 pm

    Thanks Kate. All cleverness is courtesy of

  • Betty December 5, 2011, 5:01 pm

    Yummy look good!! & adorable spy girl behind those spy cookies!!

  • Janet -in Nebraska December 5, 2011, 5:46 pm

    Creative way to cut out the spy cookies . . . mommyknows must be crafty just like SAJ ~ thanks for sharing!

  • MommyKnows December 5, 2011, 5:50 pm

    @Janet in Nebraska! I’m no Secret Agent Josephine, but I try.

    Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

  • MommyKnows December 5, 2011, 5:51 pm

    @Betty – why thank you mummy. I’d have to agree she is a rather adorable wee spy.

  • Jo December 5, 2011, 8:46 pm

    I checked out her books on Amazon. What gorgeous illustrations! Very nice books, and sooooooo colorful! I have to admit, I was hoping to catch a glimpse of a few more pages…….haha. Very nice!

  • MommyKnows December 5, 2011, 8:50 pm

    @Jo – thanks Jo! They are gorgeous books. They’d make wonderful Christmas gifts. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Lucy December 5, 2011, 8:53 pm

    The colorful and attractive covers look fun and make you want to read them! I have to agree that they would make awesome Christmas gifts!

  • MommyKnows December 5, 2011, 8:57 pm

    @Lucy – The illustrations are wonderful. Thanks for stopping by. Kim

  • Ben December 5, 2011, 8:58 pm

    I think my little Kaylyn would love these! Perfect for a little girl!!! Cookies look good too……..

  • MommyKnows December 5, 2011, 9:05 pm

    @Ben – Great for boys and girls! Even my 11 year old son liked checking out the gadgets in the Numbers book. It’s full of spy cameras and decoders and such. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Ben December 5, 2011, 9:12 pm


  • Joanne December 5, 2011, 9:17 pm

    I like the creativity of using the “O” in MommyKnoOows!! What a great way to promote a book! Neat idea to help your fellow bloggers! The books look fun and attractive!

  • MommyKnows December 5, 2011, 9:30 pm

    @Joanne –> I said it earlier and I’ll say it again … all the creativity is thanks to Brenda.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  • Louis December 5, 2011, 9:31 pm

    Love the illustrations. Very nice books.

  • MommyKnows December 5, 2011, 9:38 pm

    @Louis –> They are terrific. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

  • Leslie December 5, 2011, 9:52 pm

    Love the cartoon characters of you two!!!! Do they sell her books in the US?

  • MommyKnows December 5, 2011, 9:58 pm

    @Leslie –> They sure do. Brenda is based out of Southern California :)

  • Jennifer December 6, 2011, 8:25 am

    Ha! what a creative way to make the eye shape for the cookies! I can’t wait to make them with my little ones this weekend! :)

  • Liz R December 6, 2011, 7:40 pm

    Love the cookie idea, I will keep them secret until the next need for a rainy day project.

  • janifer December 10, 2011, 8:56 am

    Good information. Thank you for sharing.

  • Susan January 8, 2012, 9:18 am

    Very great idea! I appreciate you shared it!

  • yorik February 20, 2012, 5:28 am

    very nice and beautiful. good idea! Admin – respect!!!

  • Daniel February 21, 2012, 12:28 am

    thanks for sharing ….

  • Alex @ Pain in Left Side February 23, 2012, 6:31 am

    So coooool, but the first thing that popped into my head when I saw so many o’s is Gooooooogle :)

  • special occasion permit March 7, 2012, 7:19 am

    Haha, this is too cute!! Love the creativity!!

  • Chris @ Incredible Paintings June 3, 2012, 8:09 pm

    Artsy crafts I have to say though they look like nipples. Just wonder how the heck I came here… Greetings.

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