Ah, mice. Give them an inch and they'll take a mile. Laura Numeroff and illustrator Felicia Bond, creators of the bestselling picture books If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and If You Take a Mouse to the Movies, are back with If You Take a Mouse to School. As you might imagine, there are great risks in bringing your mouse to school. For starters, he'll ask you for your lunchbox. And then a sandwich. And a snack for later. Still not satisfied, he'll want to participate in everything from math to soccer. Children and adults alike will revel in the hilarious, very cute illustrations of the mouse in the classroom: hanging from the top corner of the blackboard to spell (aptly enough) "precocious" and "adrenaline," writing "'Goodnight Mouse' by Mouse," sitting inside the boy's open backpack playing with a yo-yo, etc. This book is more episodic in nature than the truly cause-and-effect formula of the previous books: "If you give a pig a pancake, she'll want some syrup to go with it." Nonetheless, kids who know and love this rollicking read-aloud series will laugh and play to see a mouse at school. (Ages 4 to 8) --Karin Snelson --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
In a rollicking romp, Numeroff and Bond send the energetic, exuberant star of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and If You Take a Mouse to the Movies (and his boy sidekick) into the classroom. After pulling on his overalls, the diminutive character makes his first request ("He'll ask you for your lunchbox") and then demands a snack, notebook and pencils before climbing into the boy's backpack. Once at school, the mercurial mouse happily bounds from one activity to the next: he spells "a word or two" on the blackboard (Bond shows these as an impressive list headed by "onomatopoeia"), conducts a science experiment (purple matter erupts from his beaker), builds "a little mouse house" out of blocks (the edifice looks quite elaborate) and fashions furniture for it with clay. Realizing he needs something on his new bookshelf, the ambitious critter collects paper and pencils and creates his own book, which he then wants to take home, in "your" lunch box. As animated as the whiskered student it depicts, Bond's art lives up to expectation, featuring her customary crisp colors and kid-pleasing details. Its school setting, tried-and-true tone and popular protagonist mark this title as a winner. Ages 3-7.
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
My seventeen-month old son will search through his vast library to find this book (and the others in this series), protesting when I try to compromise with another selection. Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2004 by Tiffany
This is a nice book to read to young kids. This is mostly like If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. It is about when you take a mouse to school. He will ask for all school supplies. Read morePublished on Dec 16 2003
This must be the 5th or 6th in this series that pairs author Laura Numeroff and illustrator Felicia Bond in a creative partnership that has spawned more than a few adorable... Read morePublished on Aug. 1 2003 by audrey
I thought this book was great! I thought it was so cute how the mouse was at school with the little boy. Overall I think this book was really good!Published on May 13 2003 by Lindsey Stephens
My son loves the previous books in the series, and this one is not bad, either. The drawing of the mouse peeking out from behind the book in class is fabulous, as is the blackboard... Read morePublished on Oct. 27 2002 by L. Blackmore
My four year old son really likes mouse...Mouse is just as precocius as he. He has bonded with the mouse character they are kindred in spirit. I am excited about it all! Read morePublished on Sept. 6 2002 by T. D.
This newest book in the "series" does not seem to have the same flow of events as the others, however, it is still a fun book to read and my daughter loves it. Read morePublished on Aug. 26 2002
My 4-year old really likes it. The writing style and pacing is very "in tune" with him - on the first reading, he seemed to know what was coming next, and guessed the last line... Read morePublished on Aug. 22 2002 by "michikami"
I bought this for my soon to be three year old daughter because she loves the other books in this series so much (if you give a mouse a cookie, a pig a pancake, etc.). Read morePublished on July 31 2002 by Ariel Pawlak