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If You Give A Mouse A Cookie

byLaura NumeroffIllustratorFelicia Bond

Hardcover | October 6, 2015

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Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the award-winning If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, one of the most beloved children’s books of all time, from the #1 New York Times bestselling team Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond

If a hungry little mouse shows up on your doorstep, you might want to give him a cookie. And if you give him a cookie, he'll 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....

This book is a great first introduction to Mouse, the star of the If You Give... series and a perennial favorite among children. With its spare, rhythmic text and circular tale, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is perfect for beginning readers and story time!

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts

Laura Numeroff is the author of many books for young readers in addition to the If You Give... series, includingThe Chicken SistersandLaura 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 donat...
Title:If You Give A Mouse A CookieFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.38 inPublished:October 6, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060245867

ISBN - 13:9780060245863

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 4 out of 5 by from so cute! These girls I used to babysit would always request this book, and I actually enjoyed it myself too! haha!
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cute and a classic A classic that i enjoyed as a child and now enjoy reading it with my children. A cute story to make you smile
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this classic! I loved this book as a child, and now I am happy to read it to my own children. They love the illustrations. Makes a great gift as well.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Adorable Cute story and lovely characters. Wonderful illustrations
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! Love reading this with my daughter, she picks this book out every day to read! Cute story and adorable pictures.
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic children's book This is a wonderful tale for children to read and listen too! One that they will want to hear again and again. Cute and funny
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice book Nice book, enjoyable to read.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from love this book! I remember these books from when I was little and now I read them to my kids and they love them. The sorry is great and pictures are beautiful.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great children's book She gets a kick out of the circular pattern in this book
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book!!! At my house we are HUGE fans of this book! All 3 of my children have read this and the other other books in the "If you give a ____ a _____" series... my kids are now 15, 12, and 9! Always a popular story! I think it's cute and funny!
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Funny book Give a mouse a cookie, and he'll want something else, then something else, until it reaches full circle because he wants milk, which means he wants a cookie. very funny.
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book A great beginner read. One of my favourite books from my childhood.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great beginner reader book Amazing how quickly my daughter was able to read this book on her own without any prompting!
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Childrens' Book! I have loved this book since I picked it up 20+ years ago!
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book. Such a great book to read with the little ones. Very funny.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute - first book in the series These book is cute. Like the other "If you give a __ a __", the beginning becomes the end and the end becomes the beginning. I bought this book, "If you give a Moose a Muffin" and "If You Give a Pig a Pancake", ages ago. I am shocked to see the paperback price is double the hardcover price, and it about $30. That is ridiculous. Yes it is a cute book but certainly not worth that money.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So funny So funny and cute, great book. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Always fun A quick but always appreciated bedtime story!
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent book Entertaining with great pictures to look at! Excellent book for reading to my little one
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute series of Books My kids want me to read these stories to them every night, we are now at the point where my children will complete the sentences and they know what the mouse wants to do next. It is really cute to see what the mouse wants to do next, sometimes things that are very unusual. The illustrations are also very cute and nicely detailed. I also like that this is one book within a series of books, each book having a different animal as its character with the same story line of events.
Date published: 2016-11-07
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

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“The rhythmic text and circular logic of the award-winning If You Give series makes this a favorite for kids and grown-ups alike.”