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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe…

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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This modern fantasy book is about a boy who gives a mouse a cookie and then the mouse continues to ask for a glass of milk to go with the cookies and then a straw to drink the milk and then a mirror to see if he has a milk mustache and so on.... This book has a cause and effect theme. ( )
  ebecker13 | Feb 26, 2015 |
An adorable book on a mouse who is quite the little mooch… always wanting more and more and more. Good example of how when you give someone an inch, sometimes they take a mile!
  KaylaAnn715 | Feb 24, 2015 |
This book has wonderful pictures and will give children big smiles on their faces. The cute little mouse shows kids about being helpful and grateful. It had cute and eye catching illustrations. The plot wasn’t all the way there and it doesn’t give children the realistic of a mouse.
  Samantha_Orawiec | Feb 15, 2015 |
I like this book is because of the illustrations that are in it. Although there are few words in the book and the sentence structures are simple, the pictures display more information to the read. This allows the reader to answer questions they may have and understand certain parts of the story that are not told. For example, there is a page when the text is talking about the mouse wanting to hang a picture; even though they did not talk about it the author shows the boy busy cleaning up after the mess the mouse made. The second reason that I like this book is because of the plot. I believe that it was well paced, organized, and displayed a clear relationship between cause and effect. The cause and effect is evident because for example, if you give a mouse a cookie, he will want some milk. The main message of this book is that when a person starts out to do something simple, it can turn out to be more complicated then they first thought it would be. ( )
  nsnide1 | Feb 11, 2015 |
I grew up reading this book and it has always had a special place in my heart. It is a short, sweet story of a mouse who is given a cookie and all of the things this leads to. The illustrations are well done; they are colorful and flow perfectly with the story. I look forward to sharing this with my future children. ( )
  AlbinoRhino | Feb 11, 2015 |
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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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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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