If You Give A Mouse A Cookie

by Laura J Numeroff

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | May 8, 1985 | Hardcover

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.

If a hungry little traveler shows up at your house, you might want to give him a cookie. If you give him a cookie, he's going to ask for a glass of milk. He'll want to look in a mirror to make sure he doesn't have a milk mustache, and then he'll ask for a pair of scissors to give himself a trim....

The consequences of giving a cookie to this energetic mouse run the young host ragged, but young readers will come away smiling at the antics that tumble like dominoes through the pages of this delightful picture book.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 32 pages, 9.5 × 8.5 × 0.38 in

Published: May 8, 1985

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060245867

ISBN - 13: 9780060245863

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun! One of those stories that can go in a circle and you can read it continually! Adorable pictures!
Date published: 2014-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute book This is a fun read. Not very educational, and my 3 year old son prefers other books, but I enjoyed this book. I bought this book as a present from my niece, but it was more for her mother, who enjoys this sort of humor. Again, cute book, cute pictures. Maybe when my son is older, he will appreciate it more.
Date published: 2013-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic children's picture book Laura J. Numeroff's picture book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, illustrated by Felicia Bond, is a classic for children. The book tells the story of a young boy's encounter with a demanding little mouse. When he gives the mouse a cookie, he unknowingly sets the mouse off into a tirade of requests. Each demand is directly followed by another more curious demand. The mouse asks for a pair of scissors for trimming his hair, to be read a story, to put a picture on the refrigerator door and many other odd things. Eventually, the story comes full circle. The mouse, thirsty from all the activity, asks for a glass of milk and you can imagine what might follow! If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is an excellent picture book for young children. The plot is very appealing to a young audience. It explores the world of "what if's" and presents experiences familiar to its intended readers such as being read a story and drawing a picture. It encourages its audience to make predictions about what the mouse might demand next. Not only is the plot appealing to children, but the illustrators are as well. The illustrations correspond beautifully to the plot and aid in developing the characters. Although the mouse and the boy are not described within the text, we learn a great deal about them through their pictorial depictions. The illustrations create for the reader a sense that hte mouse and the boy are both very friendly and warm, even if one of them may be somewhat demanding! The plot of the story is also complemented by the illustrations. Within the text, we are not explicitly told how the boy is reacting to all these requests, but we see in the pictures the exasperation and fatigue he is experiencing. The illustrations also enhance the mood of the story. The tale is very lively and fun and so too are the pictures provided by Bond. The colors utilized are bright and inviting and the lines are realistic, yet free. Numeroff's style and language are a perfect match for the children's interests and age levels. She utilizes a good deal of repetition which young children tend to enjoy in a story. Additionally, her vocabulary is consistent with that of three to seven-year olds. Sentences are not too difficult, but do go beyond entirely simplistic construction providing children with language development opportunities. Overall, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Numeroff is a very worthwhile child's picture book. It provides opportunities for children to improve their language development. Additionally, it encourages children to explore possibilities and make predictions. However, it is most importantly an extremely fun and humorous book for a parent and child to share.
Date published: 2011-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Mouse Book This book is wonderful! My daughter has had this book read to her ever since she was 2 and she eagerly participates in the story telling. (She finishes the sentences and now knows the book off by heart.) The book's pictures are adorable and the boy's expressions of first, indulgence and later, frustration are perfect. I would highly recommend this "Mouse Book" as we call it. I have read the other books in the series, but this is by far the best and most fun!
Date published: 2000-12-16

– More About This Product –

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie

by Laura J Numeroff

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 32 pages, 9.5 × 8.5 × 0.38 in

Published: May 8, 1985

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060245867

ISBN - 13: 9780060245863

From the Publisher

If a hungry little traveler shows up at your house, you might want to give him a cookie. If you give him a cookie, he's going to ask for a glass of milk. He'll want to look in a mirror to make sure he doesn't have a milk mustache, and then he'll ask for a pair of scissors to give himself a trim....

The consequences of giving a cookie to this energetic mouse run the young host ragged, but young readers will come away smiling at the antics that tumble like dominoes through the pages of this delightful picture book.

About the Author

Laura Numeroff is the author of many books for young readers in addition to the If You Give... series, including The Chicken Sisters and Laura Numeroff's 10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster. She lives in Los Angeles, CA where she loves to ride horses, read biographies, and play with her pets. A portion of her royalties will be donated to First Book, a national nonprofit organization that promotes children?s literacy.

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If you give a mouse a cookie, he's going to ask for a glass of milk. When you give him the milk, he'll probably ask you for a straw. . . ". So begins this delightful story about an energetic mouse and an accommodating little boy. Full-color illustrations

Editorial Reviews

"A light confection as suited for use in preschool story hours for beginning readers." (SLJ.)

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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