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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
Collections:Your library
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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I really like this book because it is a very fun and interesting concept that also introduces kids to a new kind of story telling. The book starts off with the young boy giving the mouse a cookie, then the mouse wants milk to go with it, in the end he wants a cookie to go with all the milk. When kids read this book, they are being introduced to a "circular tale." I think this is a great way to introduce kids to a new kind of literature because it takes everyday things like milk and cookies and adds a fictional element to them, like the mouse. There are not many words on every page which makes this a very good book for starting readers. The books main message is that there will always be consequences for actions. Doing one thing will always lead to something else. This book does a great job at introducing this idea to kids. ( )
  Conor_Thackston | Oct 28, 2016 |
This is a wonderful children's fantasy book. It is a fun and lighthearted story that everyone can enjoy. The illustrations are colorful allowing the children to really be able to engage in the book. I think this book would be great to keep in the classroom. ( )
  AshleighDacus | Oct 27, 2016 |
A good book for introducing cause and effect! This story is one that children will love and remember because it is sweet and endearing. ( )
  MadalynRoach | Oct 20, 2016 |
About a mouse asking for a cookie and over welcomes his stay. He is a stubborn little mouse that will not give up on what he wants until he gets it.
  Jennamg123 | Oct 13, 2016 |
"If You Give a Mouse a Cookie," was a super fun book to read. The author did a wonderful job expressing how this mouse was. He was a very needy little mouse and the little boy really felt it by the end of the day. The illustrator has the little boy sitting in a chair at the end with his eyes closed. This picture shows how the boy is feeling. The story is precious and it really gets the kids to think about it. Also, the story gets the kids to use their imagination because mice can't talk or ask for cookies. The book does teach children to help others. The little boy did everything that the mouse asked him to, and he never complained. In a way the story is expressing the theme of helping others. ( )
  Emorrison | Oct 12, 2016 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Laura Joffe Numeroffprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bond, FeliciaIllustratormain 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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