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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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This book is about all of the different tasks that you will have to go through if you give a mouse a cookie. ( )
  AimeeSword | Jan 18, 2017 |
If You Give A Mouse a Cookie is a classic children's book that I thoroughly enjoyed. I liked this book because of the repetitive stanzas that keep reading fun and interesting. This book is great for beginning readers or for readers who struggle because of the repetition. For example: "If you give a mouse a cookie, he'll want a glass of milk. When you give him the milk, he'll ask for a straw. When he's finished with the milk, he'll ask for a napkin." The story continues like this for the rest of the book. I also enjoyed that the language is easy to read but still descriptive and slightly challenging for younger readers. ( )
  CassieLThompson | Dec 16, 2016 |
a classic tale of if you give a mouse a cookie. the mouse will want to go on an adventure only to realize that he still wants his cookie
great for sequencing
3 books
  TUCC | Dec 5, 2016 |
Great book to read to preschoolers. This book makes predictions about what's going to happen next. A great way for students to learn about consequences. ( )
  KimWillis | Nov 25, 2016 |
This is a cute book about what happens if you give a mouse a cookie. The story is a idea to do a prediction lesson. I say this because it says "If you give a mouse a cookie then he will probably ask for a glass of milk" from there the author keeps going and creates a hole story about the posibilities of what if. The story comes full circle by starting with milk and cookies then the mouse does all sorts of things like drawing a picture and ends up with milk and cookies in the end.
  Nicholepeterse | Nov 23, 2016 |
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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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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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