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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) — biography from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie… (more)
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie 14,150 copies, 641 reviews
If You Give a Moose a Muffin 8,448 copies, 192 reviews
If You Give a Pig a Pancake 8,105 copies, 183 reviews
If You Take a Mouse to School 6,447 copies, 104 reviews
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies 4,936 copies, 50 reviews
If You Give a Pig a Party 3,761 copies, 63 reviews
If You Give a Cat a Cupcake 3,546 copies, 87 reviews
If You Give a Dog a Donut 2,758 copies, 38 reviews
Dogs Don't Wear Sneakers 1,506 copies, 23 reviews
Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse! 1,105 copies, 9 reviews
Beatrice Doesn't Want To (Author) 957 copies, 39 reviews
Chimps Don't Wear Glasses 779 copies, 7 reviews
Merry Christmas, Mouse! 606 copies, 3 reviews
The Chicken Sisters 394 copies, 15 reviews
Sherman Crunchley 378 copies, 5 reviews
The Jellybeans and the Big Dance 299 copies, 15 reviews
Ponyella 291 copies, 9 reviews
When Sheep Sleep 175 copies, 11 reviews
What Mommies Do Best 131 copies, 3 reviews
What Puppies Do Best 78 copies, 6 reviews
Would I Trade My Parents? 72 copies, 10 reviews
Why a Disguise? 64 copies, 4 reviews
If You Give an Author a Pencil 59 copies, 7 reviews
Two for stew 56 copies, 3 reviews
Nighty-Night, Cooper 52 copies, 8 reviews
What Sisters Do Best 50 copies, 3 reviews
What Grandmas Do Best 34 copies, 2 reviews
Emily's Bunch 24 copies
Lots of Lambs 21 copies
Amy for Short (Ready-to-read) 10 copies, 1 review
The Jellybeans Love to Dance 9 copies, 1 review
Walter 4 copies
Digger 1 copy
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