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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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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
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:01:51 -0400)
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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An edition of this book was published by HarperCollins Childrens Books.
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