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Laura Numeroff

Author of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

102+ Works 79,093 Members 1,711 Reviews 17 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

Series

Works by Laura Numeroff

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (1985) 15,904 copies, 654 reviews
If You Give a Moose a Muffin (1991) 9,687 copies, 195 reviews
If You Give a Pig a Pancake (1998) 9,344 copies, 188 reviews
If You Take a Mouse to School (2002) 7,581 copies, 109 reviews
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies (2000) 5,698 copies, 53 reviews
If You Give a Pig a Party (2005) 4,459 copies, 66 reviews
If You Give a Cat a Cupcake (2008) 4,125 copies, 87 reviews
If You Give a Dog a Donut (2011) 3,435 copies, 41 reviews
Dogs Don't Wear Sneakers (1993) 1,697 copies, 23 reviews
If You Give a Mouse a Brownie (2016) 1,677 copies, 13 reviews
Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse! (2009) 1,411 copies, 10 reviews
What Mommies Do Best/ What Daddies Do Best (1998) 1,350 copies, 13 reviews
The Best Mouse Cookie (1999) 1,283 copies, 13 reviews
Beatrice Doesn't Want To (2004) — Author — 1,102 copies, 39 reviews
Happy Easter, Mouse! (If You Give...) (2010) 890 copies, 3 reviews
Time for School, Mouse! (If You Give...) (2008) 864 copies, 4 reviews
Chimps Don't Wear Glasses (1995) 855 copies, 7 reviews
It's Pumpkin Day, Mouse! (If You Give...) (2012) 809 copies, 1 review
Merry Christmas, Mouse! (2007) 773 copies, 4 reviews
What Grandmas Do Best What Grandpas Do Best (2000) 683 copies, 8 reviews
The Chicken Sisters (1997) 429 copies, 15 reviews
Sherman Crunchley (2003) 424 copies, 5 reviews
Ponyella (2011) 344 copies, 9 reviews
The Jellybeans and the Big Dance (2008) 340 copies, 15 reviews
Sometimes I Wonder If Poodles Like Noodles (1999) 321 copies, 5 reviews
Monster Munchies (Beginner Books, No 84) (1998) 216 copies, 2 reviews
What Sisters Do Best/What Brothers Do Best (2009) 216 copies, 11 reviews
What Aunts Do Best/What Uncles Do Best (2004) 203 copies, 7 reviews
When Sheep Sleep (2006) 193 copies, 11 reviews
What Daddies Do Best (2001) 166 copies
What Mommies Do Best (1999) 145 copies, 3 reviews
Happy Birthday, Mouse! (If You Give...) (2012) 118 copies, 3 reviews
The Jellybeans and the Big Book Bonanza (2010) 110 copies, 2 reviews
What Puppies Do Best (2011) 88 copies, 6 reviews
What Brothers Do Best (2012) 87 copies
Would I Trade My Parents? (2009) 78 copies, 10 reviews
What Sisters Do Best (2012) 67 copies, 3 reviews
Why a Disguise? (1996) 66 copies, 4 reviews
Otis & Sydney and the Best Birthday Ever (2010) 64 copies, 6 reviews
If You Give an Author a Pencil (2002) 62 copies, 7 reviews
Nighty-Night, Cooper (2013) 57 copies, 9 reviews
Two for stew (1996) 57 copies, 3 reviews
What Grandpas Do Best (2001) 47 copies
The Jellybeans and the Big Camp Kickoff (2011) 42 copies, 1 review
The Jellybeans and the Big Art Adventure (2012) 40 copies, 4 reviews
What Grandmas Do Best (2000) 35 copies, 2 reviews
Raising a Hero (Work for Biscuits) (2016) 28 copies, 1 review
Lots of Lambs (2012) 26 copies
Emily's Bunch (1978) 26 copies
If You Give a Man a Cookie: A Parody (2017) 20 copies, 3 reviews
Amy for Short (Ready-to-read) (1976) 13 copies, 1 review
The Jellybeans Love to Read (2014) 12 copies
The Jellybeans Love to Dance (2013) 10 copies, 1 review
Walter (1978) 4 copies
What Uncles Do Best (2004) 2 copies
Digger (1983) 2 copies

Associated Works

Kids Speak Out About Breast Cancer (Kids Talk) (1999) — Author, some editions — 8 copies, 1 review

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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
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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

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Works
102
Also by
2
Members
79,093
Popularity
#154
Rating
4.1
Reviews
1,711
ISBNs
484
Languages
9
Favorited
17

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