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If You Give a Moose a Muffin (original 1991; edition 1991)

by Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illustrator)

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Title:If You Give a Moose a Muffin
Authors:Laura Numeroff
Other authors:Felicia Bond (Illustrator)
Info:HarperCollins (1991), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 32 pages
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Tags:easy, K-3

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If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Joffe Numeroff (1991)

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    Knots by R. D. Laing (raizel)
    raizel: Similar logical difficulties and vicious circles at a different level of sophistication. If you give a moose a muffin, he needs lots of stuff including a muffin which requires the same lots of stuff ad nauseum. In Knots, your behavior is based on your world view and you world view is based on your behavior and changing either one is difficult.… (more)

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I love this book ever since I was in grade school because it is very interactive and engaging with especially young children. They can read aloud and the illustrations are appealing. ( )
  Mwick | Nov 10, 2015 |
I thought this book was really cute. I already read If You Give a Mouse a Cookie so I enjoyed reading a book similar to that one. I loved the pictures in this book because it matched exactly what the text was saying. When the moose had to wash the sheet, you already saw the water coming off the sheet so that tells you it was wet without even reading the text. I also loved the story in general. I loved how kid friendly it is. Having a moose and a child interact in this story gives children another type of book to read that does not have to do with just a person to person interaction. The overall moral of this book is friendship. This boy lets the moose into his house and helps the moose with whatever he wants to do. Make more muffins, go to the store, have a puppet show, the boy takes the moose in and becomes his friend. ( )
  Jvoorh1 | Oct 15, 2015 |
I really like the book If You Give a Moose a Muffin for many reasons, in addition to it being one of my childhood favorites. The language, characters, and the illustrations all add to the story and make it an enjoyable book to read. I love the language Laura Numeroff uses as it has a causal conversational tone to it as the main character matter-of-factly explains the transaction of events that occur after you give a moose a muffin. The boy does not question anything, but plainly states the events that go on, such as, “When he opens the door and feels how chilly it is, he’ll ask to borrow a sweater.” This language also helps make the story fun to read as it personifies the character of the moose even though moose do not usually ask for sweaters or jam. The characters make the story easy to follow and are a fun pair as the boy complies with all the crazy things the moose wants to do after eating the first muffin. For example, after the moose eats all the muffins, he wants more, so the boy gets him a sweater so they can go to the store together to get more ingredients. The boy tells you what the moose wants, what he will ask for, and then what happens in response to it as the story goes in loops with the same pattern. The illustrations also help bring the characters to life as the illustrator does such a nice job showing the expressions of the moose and the boy. The moose stands with his little coin purse as he asks to go to the store, smiles as he shows the boy sock puppets, and looks surprised when he breaks a button off of the sweater. All of these illustrated scenes adds to the humor of the book and make the characters come alive in the story. The overall message of the story is that sometimes, life can be unpredictable as one event can lead to another that you never would have guessed. Sometimes you think that all you have to do is give a moose a muffin without knowing that it will eventually lead to sock puppets and washing sheets. Also, readers learn to never give a muffin to a moose. ( )
  MarissaLechmann | Sep 10, 2015 |
This book is a funny children's book about a Moose who befriends a little boy after he tosses him a muffin. The story then leads on to the moose wanting all these silly things like jam, a sweater, sock puppets, etc. In the end of the story the Moose has created this huge mess. Also at the conclusion of this story, the Moose requests another muffin.
  laurenmaune | Sep 2, 2015 |
If you give a moose a muffin, he will surely want other things as well. This book is a sequel to "If you give a mouse a cookie" book. I loved this book. Its a cute book that will keep the young readers engaged and what to know what will happen next. Even though it is full of repetitious phrases, it still keeps you guessing what he make want next. Absolutely a must have in my future library. ( )
  amartino1208 | May 1, 2015 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Laura Joffe Numeroffprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bond, FeliciaIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Chu, Brian Wei-Rensecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fraser, StephenIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mlawer, TeresaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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"If you give a moose a muffin, he'll want some jam to go with it." So begins the most logical silliness to be found anywhere--at least since Laura Joffe Numeroff and illustrator Felicia Bond's If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Readers will follow a young boy and his voracious visitor through a series of antlered antics: jam reveries and puppet shows and big messes. It all makes perfect sense, really, once you stop to think about it. What moose wouldn't want to borrow a sweater when it's cold outside? And why shouldn't the loose button on the sweater remind him of his grandmother? Bond's cleverly detailed, witty illustrations perfectly complement Numeroff's deadpan style. Through just a few deft words and brush strokes, the reader gets a real sense of the unique personalities of the two characters. Children will relate easily to the full-circle reasoning of the story, while picking up the concept of cause and effect. The moral of the story? Keep plenty of muffin mix and blackberry jam in your cupboard. You never know who may drop by. (Great read aloud, ages 4 to 8) --Emilie Coulter

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Chaos can ensue if you give a moose a muffin and start him on a cycle of urgent requests.

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