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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (1985)

by Laura Joffe Numeroff

Other authors: Felicia Bond (Illustrator)

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Relating the cycle of requests a mouse is likely to make after you give him a cookie takes the reader through a young child's day.



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If you give a mouse is a good book to teach children about sequencing of events. The mouse is very needy and the boy gives him whatever he wants. I consider this book a humor because its funny watching something so small as a mouse want so much. Great children/family book. ( )
  Sakidra | Apr 20, 2020 |
This book is about what you would think it is about; if you give a mouse a cookie. I think this would be a great book to use when you introduce the topic of proofs and if-then statements. This book is also funny and intriguing for all ages, who doesn't love seeing a mouse get its self into trouble just because of a little cookie. ( )
  TiffanyNicole67 | Apr 6, 2020 |
A childhood favorite! I learned today that it is also a circle book. The pictures are clear and the plot is fun for students to read. A must read for any elementary student ( )
  jxs184 | Apr 5, 2020 |
I absolutely adore this book. What's not better than cookies and a cute little mouse? Children of all ages will love this book!! Through the books beautiful illustrations and funny little mouse, this book will be a crowd favorite! ( )
  adixon11 | Mar 30, 2020 |
I enjoyed this read. It was a really cute childrens tale. There wasn't really a plot, theme or message to take out of this book. Nor does the book deal with any type of culture. The book was a simple tale of a boy giving a mouse a cookie and the mouse becoming needy due to that cookie and then repeats the circle of his demands. The book had great pictures and very colorful illustrations. I would most likely recommend this book to very young children because its just a cute and humorous read. This best suits kindergarten or younger. ( )
  dmonta4 | Mar 27, 2020 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Laura Joffe Numeroffprimary authorall editionscalculated
Bond, FeliciaIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Aoyama, MinamiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lobel, MichaelComposersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mlawer, TeresaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wetzel, SuzanneNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For Florence & William Numeroff, the two best parents anyone could ever possibly want! - LJN
To Carolyn Prescott - FB
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If you give a mouse a cookie, he's going to ask for a glass of milk.
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In Laura Joffe Numeroff, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, the mouse causes she comotion for the boy he meets outside. The story begins with his mother leving the boy home to visit their aunt. The boy decides to stay at home and read his comic book outside. As the boy reads and eats his bag of cookies, he meets the hungry, yet amable mouse. The mouse asks for a cookie, and the boy generously gives him one of his. Yet as the readers read on we see that do to this one act of kindness from the boy, the mouse continues to ask for more things. After eating the cookie, the mouse asks for a glass of milk, and then a straw, a napkin, a mirror, and such forth. The mouse shows that he can never be content with what he is given, and must ask for more. It is as if the mouse can never be fully satisfied. Even thugh the mouse seems so entusiastic and friendly, he does mess up the boy's kitchen and things. As a result, when the mother returns home from visiting the boy's aunt, the mother is not too happy. The story ends with the mouse continually asking for more things and chatting away with the mother.
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