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If You Give a Cat a Cupcake (2008)

by Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illustrator)

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If You Give a Cat a Cupcake is a great children's book. I think children will enjoy this book because it is funny and cute. This book is for elementary grade levels. ( )
  alexisjm01 | May 3, 2017 |
This book can be used in grades K-2. I would use the book as an interactive read aloud for Kindergarten so that students can practice asking and answering questions. In grades 1st and 2nd the book can be used as a independent read to practice picking out key details.
  mwilcox02 | Feb 16, 2017 |
This book could be used as an interactive read aloud for kindergarten because they are just learning how to read and they could do an activity where they used props to help retell the story because they are learning how to use oral language. This is good for retelling because this books talks about different events because they can remember the events and the order of events, which will help them in retelling it.
  SaraGraviss | Feb 16, 2017 |
This book could be used as an interactive read-aloud for a kindergarten class, I can use this book so that students can make connections with the cat and can make predictions about what they think is going to happen. This book can also be used to teach cause and effect because after the cat had a cupcake the book shows the effect the cupcake had on the cat. With prompting, ask and answer questions about key details in the text students can have a better comprehension of the book. This book also can teach the theme of friendship to students.
  mmccrady01 | Feb 15, 2017 |
This book could be used in kindergarten as an interactive read aloud. It is a book they could make connections to, and it is easy to remember, so you could have them retell what happened throughout the story. Also, you could have them reenact the story, and tell how they can relate. This encourages them to think and use their imagination because cats don't act like that, so they have to work hard to figure out how they are like an animal.
  tmoreland01 | Feb 15, 2017 |
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If you give an adorable gray kitten a supporting role in a popular series, he'll cry out for a lead-and thus, this latest entry from Numeroff and Bond, which features a cat that first appeared in If You Give a Pig a Party. Like its predecessors, the story bubbles with cascading "if... then" silliness: a girl's granting of a cupcake, for example, leads to a request for sprinkles, which causes a mess; cleaning up gets the cat overheated, which prompts a trip to the beach, and so forth. Some of the connections feel forced even for this series (a ride on a merry-go-round whale inspires a wish to go to a science museum), but the vivacity of the drawings and pertness of the kitty protagonist make up for the shortcomings. Besides, a lot of the series' appeal can be credited to the competency and ingenuity of the various human enablers in the books. While sometimes baffled by the goings-on, the girl in these pages is able to roll with the punches-unlike many adults. Final art not seen by PW. Ages 3-7. (Oct.)

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PreS-Gr 2

This story begins with a girl, a cat that originally appeared in Numeroff's If You Give a Pig a Party (HarperCollins, 2005), and a cupcake. The cat asks for some sprinkles, and naturally, they spill on the floor. Cleaning them up makes the cat hot, so he asks for a bathing suit, and hijinks ensue. The resulting series of events leads the protagonist and the cat to the beach, into a boat, through an amusement park, and eventually back to the sprinkles and another cupcake. The familiar madcap illustrations contrast a gleefully mischievous gray cat with a bemused blond girl. The tone is wry, and the story features the zany childhood logic of the earlier titles by this creative team. The concept is beginning to wear thin, but the book will be popular among fans of the series.-Rachael Vilmar, Eastern Shore Regional Library, Salisbury, MD
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If you give a cat a cupcake, he'll ask for some sprinkles to go with it. When you give him the sprinkles, he might spill some on the floor. Cleaning up will make him hot, so you'll give him a bathing suit . . . and that's just the beginning!

The lovable cat who first appeared in If You Give a Pig a Party now has his very own book! Written in the tradition of the bestselling If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond's newest story will show everyone that Cat is where it's at!

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A series of increasingly far-fetched events might occur if someone were to give a cupcake to a cat.

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