If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Mini Book and CD Hardcover – Abridged, Audiobook
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From the pages of Laura Joffe Numeroff and Felicia Bond's very funny tale of warped logic If You Give a Mouse a Cookie jumps the demanding rodent himself, complete with detachable chocolate-chip cookie. Each 7-inch-tall mouse has movable arms and legs, removable denim overalls with a hole for the tail, and polka-dot boxers beneath! You may want to keep the cookie away from this soft mouse because, as you know, "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." Each mouse comes packaged in a gift box with a miniature 4-inch by 5-inch hardcover edition of the book. Fans will be happy to know that this dynamic author-illustrator pair teamed up again for If You Give a Moose a Muffin and If You Give a Pig a Pancake. (Great read aloud, ages 4 to 8) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"A light confection as suited for use in preschool story hours for beginning readers."
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As we open, a small mouse treks down a hill on its own as a boy contentedly reads his comic book, munching on a bag of delicious chocolate chip cookies. After the boy offers the mouse a cookie (not knowing what such an action has wrought) the mouse asks for milk. Milk leads to a napkin. A napkin leads to a mirror (to check for a milk mustache, of course). A mirror leads to a hasty haircut. A haircut leads to sweeping up. And so on. All the while the boy gamely follows his rodent friend over, around, and through the different parts of the house, ever supplying the guest with whatsoever it may require. By the end, the house is in shambles, the boy exhausted on the floor (parents will relish this picture above all) and the mouse has just started in on a second cookie.
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I think Numeroff's book gives a humorous view on a very imaginative situation. Children are sure to love this book with its funny plot and illustrations. Not only does the boy in the story find himself tending to a bossy mouse, he also faces the chance that it might all start over again in the end.
The story gives an excellent introduction to cause and effect for young readers. Phrases such as if you, when you, when he fill the pages describing what happens after something else happens.
The illustrator, Felicia Bond used colored pencils to capture the excitement of the boy's day. The vivid colors keep the reader stimulated through each page. The pictures also do an amazing job of helping to develop the plot. Without the illustrations, the story would not be as effective in portraying the craziness of the boy's day because of the mouse. The pictures definitely make the story more humorous for any reader.
I have loved this book for years. Although, I never realized it was really the illustrations that were making the book so wonderful. Without the pictures, the story would not be exciting, attention-keeping or climactic. However, combining the illustrations with the story line creates a funny and exciting story that any young reader could enjoy.
Adults will love the fun of it - this is not a book you're going to tire of quickly. Kids will love the antics of the mouse just as much, and the wonderful illustrations are a blast (when the Mouse realizes he's thirsty, there's a fabulous image of him holding his throat, tongue out, in melodramatic mousey style).
This is one of the best childrens books I've come across in a long time, and I've picked up the rest of the Numeroff series since. If you can, nab this one as the "mini book and stuffed animal" gift set - having a little mouse of your own (with cookie) is definitely worth the extra cost.
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Love this! We need more of her books in board book format!Published 8 months ago by Jennifer Raymond
This is a book that I loved as a child, the story is great. I ordered it for my niece for her new born son and was disappointed to open the book, on the last page there was food... Read morePublished 11 months ago by B. Y.
This book was a favorite when my kids were little and now the grandkid just loves it as well.Published on July 26 2014 by Enthusiastic Reader
Tonnes of spin-offs: if you give a moose a muffin etc. Get the kids to make their own version of this story.Published on Jan. 12 2013 by Jackie Allen
my daughter loves this book and brings it for my husband and i to read to her all of the time and she almost has it memorizedPublished on Aug. 14 2012 by Jamie
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