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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (original 1985; edition 1985)

by Laura Joffe Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illustrator)

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Title:If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Authors:Laura Joffe Numeroff
Other authors:Felicia Bond (Illustrator)
Info:HarperCollins (1985), Library Binding, 32 pages
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Tags:Picture book, Mouse, Cookie, Fiction, Fantasy, Children's book, Cause and Effect

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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff (1985)

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This story about a boy and a mouse who wants a cookie which then leads to a long list of other things that he wants as well. This would be a great book to teach kids about cause and effect. you could stop throughout the story and have students make predictions about what they think will happen next. ( )
  A_Whitney | Apr 28, 2017 |
This is a story about a boy and a mouse. The mouse wants a cookie and when the boy gives him a cookie it leads to a long list of other things the mouse will want to have ( )
  SaraLancon | Apr 17, 2017 |
Cause and effects that children can guess along with what will happen next as they read. Using common reasoning skills while finding the humor in the book. ( )
  GaryJohnson5 | Apr 16, 2017 |
This book all begins and ends with giving a mouse a cookie. This is a good book that helps kids work on their prediction skills. The cause and effect of what the mouse will want after you give them something is fun and interactive.
  kristenbnoble | Apr 13, 2017 |
The plot of this story is about a boy that gives a mouse one cookie and then the mouse asks for more and more ridiculous things, The story follows the little boy on his journey with the mouse and the ridiculous requests he has. The theme of this book could be-be careful because some people are never satisfied. The setting seems to be at the little boy's house. I would recommend this book to any small child that likes stories with zany premises. ( )
  kfh66 | Apr 13, 2017 |
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Genre: Fantasy
This is a book about a mouse that receives a cookie from a boy. The mouse takes advantage of the boys kindness and continues to ask him to do many things for the mouse. This book is great in the classroom to show the importance of cause and effect and taking people for granted. This can be used to show the class about kindness as well.
 

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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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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0060245867, Hardcover)

Who would ever suspect that a tiny little mouse could wear out an energetic young boy? Well, if you're going to go around giving an exuberantly bossy rodent a cookie, you'd best be prepared to do one or two more favors for it before your day is through. For example, he'll certainly need a glass of milk to wash down that cookie, won't he? And you can't expect him to drink the milk without a straw, can you? By the time our hero is finished granting all the mouse's very urgent requests--and cleaning up after him--it's no wonder his head is becoming a bit heavy. Laura Joffe Numeroff's tale of warped logic is a sure-fire winner in the giggle-generator category. But concerned parents can rest assured, there's even a little education thrown in for good measure: underneath the folly rest valuable lessons about cause and effect. Felicia Bond's hilarious pictures are full of subtle, fun details. Fans will be happy to know that this dynamic author-illustrator pair teamed up again for If You Give a Moose a Muffin and If You Give a Pig a Pancake. (Great read aloud, ages 4 to 8) --Emilie Coulter

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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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