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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:TED 255
Tags:Cookie, Giving

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



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"If You Give A Mouse A Cookie" is a book about a chain reaction of what happens if you give a mouse a cookie. If you give him the cookie, he wants a glass of milk, then he wants something else, and so on. This book is great for smaller children, maybe Preschool through first grade.
  audreybusch | Feb 19, 2017 |
This book would be perfect to use in a 3rd or 4th grade classroom when discussing cause and effect. You could ask student to make predictions on the outcome of an event based on previous experiences throughout the book. It would allow them to make the statement "if you give a mouse a cookie, then...". Another use for this book would be in analyzes text to illustration connections. The story is very well depicted through the pictures without the need of the text. Students could be asked to predict what is happening in the story based on the pictures alone before the text is read. Therefore, when the text is read, they will already have somewhat of an understanding of the events occuring on each page.
  JMudd | Feb 19, 2017 |
This story starts with giving a mouse a cookie and then follows with what the mouse will want next. I would use this book in my teaching, because the illustrations are wonderful and full of color, and it is a good book to teaching 8-10 age readers what is the cause and effect. ( )
  CNKE94297 | Feb 18, 2017 |
In book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, has a funny character, a mouse, who is very demanding. To start the story off, the mouse first asks for a cookie, then begins to ask for multiple things: milk, a straw, napkin, etc. At one point, the mouse asks for crayons to draw a picture. He draws the picture and wants to hang it up on the refrigerator when he soon realizes he is thirsty for milk. The story ends with the mouse wanting a glass of milk, but inferring since he wants the milk, he will probably want a cookie to go with it. ( )
  OliviaRubino | Feb 15, 2017 |
This book is a humorous series of events following what happens when you give a mouse a cookie. It is perfect for young children for silent reading, partner reading, or classroom reading. It is written in a language that is fun for kids and even adults.
  zaspelaa | Feb 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
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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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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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