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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 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)
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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie 12,184 copies, 619 reviews
If You Give a Moose a Muffin 7,229 copies, 189 reviews
If You Give a Pig a Pancake 6,852 copies, 180 reviews
If You Take a Mouse to School 5,334 copies, 102 reviews
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies 4,088 copies, 48 reviews
If You Give a Pig a Party 3,031 copies, 61 reviews
If You Give a Cat a Cupcake 2,844 copies, 85 reviews
If You Give a Dog a Donut 1,991 copies, 36 reviews
Dogs Don't Wear Sneakers 1,305 copies, 23 reviews
Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse! 833 copies, 9 reviews
Beatrice Doesn't Want To (Author) 756 copies, 39 reviews
Chimps Don't Wear Glasses 694 copies, 7 reviews
Merry Christmas, Mouse! 456 copies, 3 reviews
The Chicken Sisters 334 copies, 15 reviews
Sherman Crunchley 331 copies, 5 reviews
The Jellybeans and the Big Dance 261 copies, 15 reviews
Ponyella 215 copies, 8 reviews
When Sheep Sleep 159 copies, 11 reviews
What Mommies Do Best 123 copies, 3 reviews
Would I Trade My Parents? 69 copies, 10 reviews
What Puppies Do Best 68 copies, 6 reviews
Why a Disguise? 58 copies, 4 reviews
Two for stew 54 copies, 3 reviews
If You Give an Author a Pencil 48 copies, 6 reviews
What Sisters Do Best 41 copies, 3 reviews
Nighty-Night, Cooper 41 copies, 8 reviews
What Grandmas Do Best 29 copies, 2 reviews
Emily's Bunch 21 copies
Lots of Lambs 20 copies
The Jellybeans Love to Dance 9 copies, 1 review
Walter 3 copies
Digger 1 copy
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