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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
Collections:Your library
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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If you give a moose a muffin, he will ask for some jam and much much more. This was the day that a young boy had after offering a friendly moose a muffin. The adventures that the moose and boy get into will have you rolling with laughter.

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Life seems to be so serious sometime that we just need to take a break and laugh. This book keeps the attention of the reader by holding your inerest on what will happen next. The tone of this book is absolute humor, which is much needed.

Classroom Extension Ideas:
1. Making muffins with your class would be a way to incorporate literature and math together.
2. Creating moose puppets from paper bags so the children can reenact the story.
  coralea | Feb 12, 2017 |
I really enjoyed this book a lot. This children's book is about a young boy who gives a moose a muffin. The story tell about all the cause and effects the boy has to deal with after giving the moose the muffin. This is also a good story about sharing with others. The illustrations in this book follow the story line perfectly. ( )
  Jennifer_McLeod | Feb 4, 2017 |
a fun story about a moose wanting a muffin, then wanting jelly and end up going on an adventure
great for sequencing
12 book
  TUCC | Dec 5, 2016 |
This is a very cute and funny book for children. This book is excellent for lower elementary. It shows how to help someone and be a friend. ( )
  farrarsmith | Nov 15, 2016 |
I use these books to predict what is going to happen, I ask students 'based on the cover and title what do you think is going to happen?' I used it in kindergarten and they got creative with their answer. ( )
  Olivia.Morris | Nov 7, 2016 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Laura Joffe Numeroffprimary authorall editionscalculated
Bond, FeliciaIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Chu, Brian Wei-Rensecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fraser, StephenIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mlawer, TeresaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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When he opens the door and feels how chilly it is, he'll ask to borrow a sweater.
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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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