I am an early literacy teacher. I use this book during intervention lessons with children that are at risk for reading difficulties. If you go on her website they have activities for your child to do along with the book. This is a fantastic read aloud.
This ISBN is a miniature book, no doll was with it when I bought it new at a store.
This is a very popular and cute book. My children also liked the miniature format of this book, just right for small hands.
This is a preschooler's "classic." Written by Laura Joffe Numeroff and published originally in 1985, it has charming illustrations by Felicia Bond, and is imaginative in an ideal way for many 3,4, 5 year olds who delight in the kooky little things about everyday life. Perfect for reading aloud. Numeroff followed If You Give A Mouse... with equally popular sequels. This edition is a Weekly Reader hardcover.
The illustrations are wonderful and draw the reader into a mouse sized world. The plot encourages toddlers to understand that there are consequences for every action. Toddlers will soon have this book memorized.
Age Range: 3 to 7
Series: If You Give ... Series
From Our Editors
What happens if you give a mouse a cookie? Why he'll need a glass of milk to go with it! He'll also need a straw, a napkin, a mirror--each item prompts the need for another. When the mouse is hanging a picture from a refrigerator (how did he get there?), he's reminded that he's thirsty and needs a glass of milk (uh-oh). With this milk, it's absolutely necessary to have a cookie, of course! Bond's wonderful illustrations enliven this modern day classic.
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.
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
I read this book when I was a child. I am 27 now and I still love this book. I will recommend the book to all children and will enjoy reading it to my neice and nephews!! This book is a classic to me and very cute. I have not read the book since elementary school, I read it so much that I still remember the words.
I ordered this book around Christmas of last year. Being an inside joke, I didn't think that my boyfriend would like it very much. Much to my surprise, he loved it. Now, this book is certainly not for a 22 year-old, but it is one of those books that certainly made itself a staple within your child's reading list. I remember reading this book a lot as a child, and it still holds a special place in my heart for those of us who never truly outgrow the need for being a child or being nostalgic. Children will love the illustrations and how mischievous the mouse will be while parents will probably shake their head and appreciate why it was so beloved in the first place.
"If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" is just one book in Laura Numeroff's collection of children's literature books and this, much like the others, does not disappoint. I highly recommend this for children who are learning to read books with bigger words and concepts, but its still great for the younger children too. Parents who are trying to find an engaging book for their children should look no further, this book honestly has everything.