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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
Rating:*****
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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  Rachel_Scarborough | Apr 21, 2016 |
This series incorporates many different animals and the effects of what would happen if you give them certain objects. I really like this book, along with the series, specifically because of their illustrations. This book incorporates some rhyming, making it more enjoyable for children. The book also begins and ends the same so that children can easily identify the cause and effect within the story. This book is very child-friendly and also includes a moral within it. The language is easily understandable and the illustrations correctly match the storyline. ( )
  kbutki1 | Apr 19, 2016 |
I adored this book when I was a little kid. It is a silly, light-hearted story about a hungry moose who gets a muffin and then asks for jam. He asks for one thing and then that leads to another. This book is a very accepted story from children. ( )
  haleyherring | Apr 11, 2016 |
I love this series! ( )
  katieloucks | Feb 26, 2016 |
I loved this book for numerous different reasons. One reason is this book shows the children reading that sharing and being kind to others will overall be rewarding in the end. Another reason is this book grabs the reader’s attention because you do not know what the moose will ask for next. The story was about a moose that got a muffin and kept asking for more things. The illustrations of the story are very colorful and detailed. They show the readers what the boy and the moose are doing so someone who cannot read just yet will still like to look at the pictures. The language the author used is in a narrative form. It was told in a series of how the events took place. However, it eventually led back to the moose wanting a muffin. An example of the story being a narrative is, “When the scenery is finished, he’ll get behind the couch. But his antlers will stick out. So he’ll ask for something to cover them up. You’ll bring him a sheet from your bed”. The moose character in the book is very interesting because he wants to do things that moose would never do. The boy character is very relatable to children reading this book because children need to know how to share with their friends. The big idea of the book is to show students that sharing is fun. It shows them that if you share your toys, food, clothes, etc. with your friends, it will make you a better person. ( )
  madelinependergast | Feb 21, 2016 |
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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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For Alice and Emily, the two best sisters anyone could ever possibly want! L.J.N.
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If you give a moose a muffin...
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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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