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Book review of Laura Numeroff's 'If You Give a Mouse a Cookie'

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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie


If you give a mouse a cookie, you should understand that you may be headed for some real work. In the first place, any mouse knows that a lone cookie is simply not sufficient for a snack. You'll have to give him milk to go with it. In the second place, the milk will be a problem since most mice are smaller than the glass that holds the milk, so you'll have to get him a straw. So if you give a mouse a cookie, you're going to find yourself more than a little exhausted by the time it's all over (except his requests will never really end).

"If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" has been delighting children since it was first published in 1985. A story which is fun for both kids and adults with its gentle humor and winding plot, it's worthy of sharing with your favorite little people during your story time. Just don't forget the cookies and milk to make your experience complete.

About the author: Laura Numeroff was born in Brooklyn, New York and has been creating stories her entire life. Her writing awards include the Milner Award, the Quill Award, the Colorado Book Award, and the California Young Reader Medal. Visit Laura's website to learn more about her and to enjoy the special messages and features she's provided for teachers, parents, and kids.

More books by Laura Numeroff:

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Publisher of "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie": HarperCollins Publishers
Source of review copy: Gail Borden Public Library


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