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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (1985)

by Laura Joffe Numeroff

Other authors: Felicia Bond (Illustrator)

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Relating the cycle of requests a mouse is likely to make after you give him a cookie takes the reader through a young child's day.

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This book is for independent reading for grades from Early Childhood to kindergarten.
Alabama Children's Choice Book Award, K–1 (1986–87)
California Young Reader Medal (1988)
Colorado Children's Book Award (1988)
Georgia Children's Picture Story Book Award (1988)
Nevada Young Readers' Award (1988–89)
Buckeye Children's Book Award, K–2 (Ohio) (1989)
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award (1994)
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award (1994)
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Blue Chip Classic Award (1994) ( )
  teakvah | May 4, 2023 |
Independent Reading Level: Kindergarten
Awards/Honors: None ( )
  Taylorsapp | May 4, 2023 |
IRL: K-2nd Grade
Nevada Young Readers' Award (1988–89)
Buckeye Children's Book Award, K–2 (Ohio) (1989)
  Erin.Phillips | May 4, 2023 |
is from the #1 New York Times bestselling team

Colorado Children’s Book Award

Buckeye Children’s Book Award (Ohio)

Nevada Young Readers’ Award

California Young Reader Medal

Georgia Children’s Picture Storybook Award

Reading level: P-2 ( )
  lwensel | May 4, 2023 |
Independent Reading Level: Grade level Pre-k - 2
Awards and Honors: Colorado Children’s Book Award
  Federico_Romero | May 2, 2023 |
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Laura Joffe Numeroffprimary authorall editionscalculated
Bond, FeliciaIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Aoyama, MinamiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lobel, MichaelComposersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mlawer, TeresaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wetzel, SuzanneNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For Florence & William Numeroff, the two best parents anyone could ever possibly want! - LJN
To Carolyn Prescott - FB
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If you give a mouse a cookie, he's going to ask for a glass of milk.
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Relating the cycle of requests a mouse is likely to make after you give him a cookie takes the reader through a young child's day.

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In Laura Joffe Numeroff, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, the mouse causes she comotion for the boy he meets outside. The story begins with his mother leving the boy home to visit their aunt. The boy decides to stay at home and read his comic book outside. As the boy reads and eats his bag of cookies, he meets the hungry, yet amable mouse. The mouse asks for a cookie, and the boy generously gives him one of his. Yet as the readers read on we see that do to this one act of kindness from the boy, the mouse continues to ask for more things. After eating the cookie, the mouse asks for a glass of milk, and then a straw, a napkin, a mirror, and such forth. The mouse shows that he can never be content with what he is given, and must ask for more. It is as if the mouse can never be fully satisfied. Even thugh the mouse seems so entusiastic and friendly, he does mess up the boy's kitchen and things. As a result, when the mother returns home from visiting the boy's aunt, the mother is not too happy. The story ends with the mouse continually asking for more things and chatting away with the mother.
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