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If you give a mouse a cookie by Laura Joffe…

If you give a mouse a cookie (1985)

by Laura Joffe Numeroff (Author)

Series: If You Give ... (1)

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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.
Title:If you give a mouse a cookie
Authors:Laura Joffe Numeroff (Author)
Info:Harper Collins Publishers
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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff (1985)


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Independent Reading Level: Grades 2-5
Awards: 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)
  fwitherow | May 4, 2022 |
Reading Level: Preschool- 3rd Grade ( )
  kaitlinhowell | May 2, 2022 |
This is the perfect book to base a writing off of. "If you give a first grader a _____" ( )
  karlynnbraddick | Apr 27, 2022 |
This is a really fun book about a mouse who is given a cookie, only to keep asking for more and more things. It is super cute and fun to share with your kids! ( )
  Kyle_Roberson | Apr 23, 2022 |
Although it would bore me now, this was always one of my favorite, and most memorable books when I was a child. I lived that is was fun, but easy to read and memorize. ( )
  Bookslesstravelled | Apr 15, 2022 |
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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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