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Laura Numeroff

Author of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

102+ Works 77,396 Members 1,720 Reviews 16 Favorited

About the Author

Laura Joffe Numeroff was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 14, 1953. When the time came for her to choose a college, she only applied to Pratt Institute, in Brooklyn for fashion design. She hated everything about it and ended up taking a class in writing and illustrating books for children because show more it sounded like a great class. She received an assignment to write and illustrate a children's book, and after completing it, made several attempts to get it published. After only 4 rejections, Macmillan bought it. She graduated from college with a degree and a contract for her first book. Since then she has written over twenty books including If You Give a Mouse a Cookie; What Mommies Do Best, What Daddies Do Best; Laura Numeroff's Ten Step Guide to Living with Your Monster; Phoebe Dexter Has Harriet Peterson's Sniffles; Ponyella; If You Give a Dog a Donut; and It's Pumpkin Day, Mouse! She has received numerous awards including the Buckeye Children's Book Award in 1989, the Quill Award for If You Give a Pig a Party in 2006, and the Milner Award in 2007. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by Laura Numeroff

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (1985) 15,663 copies
If You Give a Moose a Muffin (1991) 9,497 copies
If You Give a Pig a Pancake (1998) 9,166 copies
If You Take a Mouse to School (2002) 7,342 copies
If You Give a Pig a Party (2005) 4,363 copies
If You Give a Cat a Cupcake (2008) 4,055 copies
If You Give a Dog a Donut (2011) 3,314 copies
Dogs Don't Wear Sneakers (1993) 1,670 copies
If You Give a Mouse a Brownie (2016) 1,596 copies
Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse! (2009) 1,364 copies
The Best Mouse Cookie (1999) 1,247 copies
Beatrice Doesn't Want To (2004) — Author — 1,080 copies
Chimps Don't Wear Glasses (1995) 844 copies
Merry Christmas, Mouse! (2007) 744 copies
The Chicken Sisters (1997) 423 copies
Sherman Crunchley (2003) 417 copies
Ponyella (2011) 337 copies
When Sheep Sleep (2006) 189 copies
What Daddies Do Best (2001) 166 copies
What Mommies Do Best (1999) 139 copies
What Puppies Do Best (2011) 88 copies
What Brothers Do Best (2012) 84 copies
Would I Trade My Parents? (2009) 77 copies
What Sisters Do Best (2012) 67 copies
Why a Disguise? (1996) 66 copies
Nighty-Night, Cooper (2013) 57 copies
Two for stew (1996) 57 copies
What Grandpas Do Best (2001) 46 copies
What Grandmas Do Best (2000) 35 copies
Emily's Bunch (1978) 26 copies
Lots of Lambs (2012) 26 copies
The Jellybeans Love to Read (2014) 12 copies
Walter (1978) 4 copies
Digger (1983) 2 copies
What Uncles Do Best (2004) 2 copies

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ChildrensCenter | 67 other reviews | Jun 10, 2024 |
Independent reading level: Grades 1-3.
Alabama Camellia Children's Choice Book Award
Buckeye Children's and Teen Book Award
 
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Preschool - 2
#1 New York Times Best Seller
 
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Associated Authors

Nate Evans Illustrator, Author
Felicia Bond Illustrator, Foreword
Lynn Munsinger Illustrator
Joe Mathieu Illustrator
Tim Bowers Illustrator
David McPhail Illustrator
Sharleen Collicott Illustrator
James Bernardin Illustrator
Salvatore Murdocca Illustrator
Brian Ajhar Illustrator
Beth Howland Narrator
Teresa Mlawer Translator
Michael Lobel Composer
Minami Aoyama Translator
Stephen Fraser Introduction

Statistics

Works
102
Also by
2
Members
77,396
Popularity
#159
Rating
4.1
Reviews
1,720
ISBNs
481
Languages
9
Favorited
16

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