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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
Rating:****
Tags:Cookie, Giving

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This is the book that launched the best-selling series on what would happen in various imaginary situations with animals, such as if you give a moose a muffin or if you give a pig a party. As with all the rest in the series, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie starts with something logical and typical - if you give a mouse a cookie, he'll want a glass of a milk to go with it - and spirals out to the more and more absurd and removed - he'll end up wanting to hang a picture he drew on the fridge. As with all the rest, it eventually ends up back right where it started, i.e., the mouse will get thirsty and ask for a glass of milk, which of course will need to be accompanied by a cookie!

These books have an easy rhythm and flow that accompanies the silly antics, which make them very appealing, especially to preschool or elementary school-aged children. Felicia Bond's illustrations are exceptional, perfectly portraying the text while adding in tons of fun extraneous details. With all these details to discover each time, these are great books to read over and over again, which is what you should prepare to do after introducing them to young readers as they will certainly want to hear them repeatedly! ( )
  sweetiegherkin | Aug 30, 2015 |
Great story for teaching sequencing! ( )
  LisaAndrews | Jul 31, 2015 |
When You Give a Mouse a Cookie was one of my favorite books growing up. It is about a mouse’s day in the house with a little boy. Every page is a new event in the story. A One page the sentence will begin and not non-with an ellipses and then finish on the next page. He asks if he might have a glass of milk to go with the cookie then the mouse inquires about having a straw. The boy finds him one. This starts the mouse on a extravaganza in the house asking and doing different activities throughout the day it is right where begins with Mouse about to ask for another cookie. The contrast between the increasingly exhausted looking boy, and the sprightly mouse make for much good humor. The absurdity of a tiny mouse running a boy ragged is quite hilarious to youngsters. The book picks up speed as the story progresses and y reading the book faster and faster, you can add a note of semi-hysteria that increases the fun. The words are easy to follow, and closely track the illustrations. The book is beautifully illustrated in a elongated cartoonish style by Felicia Bond that adds much to the enjoyment. ( )
  cscapp1 | May 13, 2015 |
I liked this book for a couple of reasons. The first was that the story was fun and very engaging. If I am saying this as a twenty two year old man I believe that it will do the same for young readers. Another thing I liked about the story was the illustrations. The illustrations were colorful and followed the text perfectly. That is what I liked about this story.
  Ekelle8 | May 1, 2015 |
This cute little book is great for new readers just starting off. It has rhymes and repetitious text. Its a great book about a little mouse who gets a cookie, then wants something else. I loved this book due to the fact of how simple it was, but was still able to give great details to the readers. ( )
  amartino1208 | May 1, 2015 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
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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