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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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I like this book because it could be used in many ways in lower grades. with this book, the mouse continues to ask for things. In the class, the teacher could ask the students to predict what the mouse is going to ask for. the teacher could also ask for the students to guess what the boy is thinking as the mouse counties to ask for multiple things. ( )
  skeltonmorgan | Sep 21, 2016 |
If you give a mouse a cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff

I really liked If you give a mouse a cookie, the thing I really enjoy about this book is how silly it can be. This book reminds me of how kids are always asking, why. Why this? Why that? This book also shows how and why some things happen. ( )
  MeganSiebeneichen | Sep 21, 2016 |
In my opinion this is a great book for kids. It has a good flow to the text with rhyme and rhythm to help emerging readers follow along. The book has repetition that follows from the title. "if you give a mouse "food", it will..." is the common phrase that starts off every other page. This is very helpful for new readers because it helps them practice sight words. They will start to see patterns in words and understand why certain letter combinations make the sounds they do. It also will help young students and ELL students learn different types of food. This may seem silly but food words are very important to know, especially for older students who may have moved to America. It is these simple things that are key to their conversational skills. Overall the meaning of the story is if you give animals food, they will keep coming back for more! ( )
  Kacie11 | Sep 21, 2016 |
I enjoyed reading this story for a few reasons including the plot, the language style, and the illustrations. First, this story is all about what happens when you give a mouse a cookie and what happens after. This book has a very interesting plot that will keep you reading out of curiosity. What happens when you give a mouse a cookie? Second, the language style in this story is very clear and patterned. The book leads you step by step with what happens after you give a mouse a cookie. "Then, when, he'll probably, he might," are all examples of the common words used to transition into what will happen next. The illustrations in this story also fit very well with the written text. There are many steps mentioned in this story, and for each one there is still a realistic illustration included. For example, when the mouse finds out his hair needs a trim, there are two small pictures included. One for the mouse when he finds out he needs a trim, and another for the little boy running to get the scissors. This definitely helps readers visualize what happens in each step, as well as further engage us into the story. ( )
  AndreaStreet | Sep 20, 2016 |
This is one of my favorite books. The illustrations really help tell the story of the adventurous mouse. I liked how the story is told in a cycle that eventually repeats by the end of the book. I found it very easy to read and predictable which is perfect for a young reader. ( )
  KellyMiguelez | Sep 19, 2016 |
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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
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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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