If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Audio CD(Abridged Mini Book and CD)

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Now you can enjoy the beloved classic If You Give a Mouse a Cookie in miniature with your very own Mouse Cookie CD!

The Mouse Cookie CD includes:

  • "The Mouse Cookie": This high-energy pop song will make you get up and dance!
  • A reading! Actress Carol Kane reads If You Give a Mouse a Cookie to you.
  • "Wrong Words": This silly song is sure to inspire lots of goofy guesses and giggles.
  • Who Made This Book? Learn some fun facts about Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond.
  • Fill-in-the-Blanks: An interactive game led by Carol Kane.
  • Read Along! This reading of the book has turn-the-page beeps so you can read along.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061128561
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/25/2007
Series: If You Give... Series
Edition description: Abridged Mini Book and CD
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 495,947
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 4.75(h) x (d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Laura Numeroff is the author of many books for young readers in addition to the If You Give... series, including The Chicken Sisters and Laura 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 donated to First Book, a national nonprofit organization that promotes children’s literacy.

Felicia Bond is both writer and illustrator of Tumble Bumble, The Day It Rained Hearts, the Poinsettia books, and many others. She painted the art for numerous other award-winning books, including those in the much loved If You Give . . . series and the contemporary classic Big Red Barn. She lived for many years in New York and currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Sarah Weeks has written more than fifty books for young readers. Some of her picture books include Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash, Sophie Peterman Tells the Truth!, and Glamourpuss. Her bestselling novel, So B. It, is a feature-length film starring Alfre Woodard and Talitha Bateman. Ms. Weeks visits thousands of students in elementary and middle schools across the country every year. She is also an adjunct professor in the prestigious MFA Writing for Children and Young Adults program at the New School. Sarah lives in Nyack, New York, with her husband, Jim Fyfe, and their dog, Mia. You can visit her online at www.sarahweeks.com.


Brentwood, California

Date of Birth:

July 14, 1953

Place of Birth:

Brooklyn, New York


B.F.A. with honors, Pratt Institute, 1975; attended Parsons College, 1975

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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 144 reviews.
Steventas More than 1 year ago
You will read it in the living room. If you read it in the living room, you will probably read it in the dining room. If you read it in the dining room, you will probably read it at nap time. And if you read it at naptime, you will probably read it at bed time. And chances are, if you read it at bed time, you will read it a second time. :) Our three year old great-niece LOVES this book and the "If you give a cat a cupcake" book. She pretty much picks one of the two a few times each week for us to read to her at nap and bedtime. The pictures are great, and allow us to go "outside" the story and look for items, and when he is drawing - colors of crayons and counting things in the pictures and other learning activities while reading the book. Other than that and the educational value of learning that choices come with consquences, this doesn't have much "educational" value - it isn't a counting book or have a deep moral story. But, it is a very beautiful book and when our great-niece outgrows it, it will go on my art book shelf. So, if you buy this book, chances are you will enjoy it and the little one you buy it for will also enjoy it - again, and again. :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Laura Joffe Numeroff and Felicia Bond have teamed up on several children's stories. Many people will tell you that this is their favorite in the series. I slightly prefer When You Give a Moose a Muffin, but you'll have to decide for yourself by reading them both. Having had two sons, I always found them most delightful when they were the most physically worn out. Oh, if only I had had this mouse to keep them occupied! The boy is sitting in his front yard eating a cookie. He spies a mouse, and gives the mouse a little bite. This is a forward mouse, though, and he asks if he might have a glass of milk to go with the cookie. The boy takes him inside and obliges. Then the mouse inquires about having a straw. The boy finds him one. Then the mouse requests a napkin. That means that he is concerned about having a milk mustache. So the mouse wants a mirror to check. While looking in the mirror, he notices that his whiskers need some trimming. He requests some nail scissors from the boy. Considerately, he then wants a broom to sweep up. But if you're going to sweep in one area, you might as well do many. While you're at it, the floors could use a good washing. That makes the mouse tired, so he needs a nap. The boy makes him a little bed out of a box and a tiny blanket and pillow. But the mouse cannot sleep without a story. Seeing the pictures, the mouse thinks what fun it would be to make some pictures. Paper and crayons must be obtained! After the picture is done, he must naturally have a pen to sign his name. Then, the boy has to get some Scotch tape so that the picture can go on the refrigerator. Then, of course, you get thirsty from all that activity. You get some milk from the refrigerator . . . and of course, it's a good idea to have a cookie. And off we go again!! The contrast between the increasingly exhausted looking boy, and the sprightly mouse make for much good humor. Also, the boy is better at getting things for the mouse than putting them away, so the house is soon filled with messy piles of what the mouse wanted . . . sort of mouse droppings as it were. The absurdity of a tiny mouse running a boy ragged is quite hilarious to youngsters. By reading the book faster and faster, you can add a note of semi-hysteria that increases the fun. The words are easy to follow, and closely track the illustrations. Children can easily begin to memorize the story, decode the words, fill in the blanks, and later begin to read aloud to you (first from memory, and later in reality). The book is beautifully illustrated in a semi-Dr. Seuss style by Felicia Bond that adds much to the enjoyment. One thing I like about the story is that it gets into how one thing can lead to another. That's one of the best ways to stimulate intelligence and imaginative thinking. It is also good for problem solving later in life. Now, where did all these mouse whisker shavings come from? What caused them? After you have had fun with this story as written, you might want to have a little more fun with your child or grandchild and occasionally change one of the words. For example, when the mouse wants a napkin, you might substitute 'd
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book after referring to it at work and realizing that none of my co-workers had read it. As this was a classic from my childhood, I was a bit flabbergasted. I shared it with them, and now have it sitting on my desk as a reminder of thinking through a scenario from end-to-end. I'm in the software industry, and it's a simple but effective illustration of the fact that it's not just enough to give your customers a feature: you have to think about what they'll do with it when they get it. The lessons in the book are ones adults need to be reminded of too, not just ones for kids.
Skye16 More than 1 year ago
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, by Laura Numeroff, is a wonderful story I read growing up. The story begins in front of a young boys house when he crosses paths with a wandering mouse dressed in denim overalls and offers the rodent a cookie. From there the reader is taken on an adventure through the day, experiencing what happened after the mouse ate the cookie. This is a great book for reading aloud to children being introduced to books, or silent reading for first and second graders. The illustrations by Felicia Bond also do an amazing job. Her intricate detail coerces the reader into seeing what the boy sees. When it comes to younger readers, pictures can be everything. It is the pictures, especially the cover, that first catch a students' eye and makes them want to read on, and this book does not disappoint. This book is also very versatile. In previous lessons I have had students write predictions on what they think the mouse will ask for next, and in other classes I have also had students write their own version of the book, deciding what they think the mouse would ask for. A book such as this has endless possibilities for activities. Another suggested activity to use when reading this book might include having your class bake cookies to eat while the book is being read, making their own mouse ears to wear during read aloud time. A teacher could also incorporate a lesson revolving around what mice actually eat and do, depending on your students' grade level. This is a timeless classic that children of all ages will love. With the whimsical depictions of a mouse acting like a human, and the humorous things the mouse asks for next will keep the students engaged and hold their attention right to the very end. Picture books are not hard to come by today, but books which keep your students interested and engaged from start to finish is. Not only will this book accomplish the above, it will have your students clambering in line to read the other editions such as If You Give a Moose a Muffin and If You Give a Cat a Cupcake, both of which are just as good as the original.
Neselee More than 1 year ago
This book is a favorite in my house. I hope my grandson will enjoy reading it one day.
zimmy09 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In this book, the boy gives a mouse a cookie, so the mouse needs a glass of milk to drink. This starts a pattern to were anything that he gives the mouse, the mouse will need something else. By the end of the story the mouse is thristy and needs a cookie to go with his milk. This book relates to me because when I was little I was always wanting to bring animials in the house and feed them. By reading this book, young children may see how much work that a pet really does take.In the classroom, I would have the children draw a picture of the mouse and ask them what they know about them. I would also take words out the book and teach them how to say, spell, and read them.
jcole7 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about a mouse who loves cookies. After eating a cookie the mouse thinks of something else he would like to have. Towards the end of the story, the mouse wants another. It leaves readers to infer that the wanting process will start all over again.I remember reading this book when I was younger. The illustrations really makes the story. The pictures are really cute.Classroom extension ideas: One extention idea is if teaching students to read and if they read this book all the way through, they recieve milk and chocalate chip cookie as their prize. Another idea is for students to draw pictures like the mouse did as an art project.
Mols06 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Who wouldn't want to give a cookie to talking, overall-clad mouse? Read it and be prepared for the inevitable. A classic!
jgabica on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This fantasy book is a favorite to many; the mouse is given a cookie which leads to his request of something else, which leads to another request, and a never-ending cycle of requests. Media: Oil crayons
cpage_07 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is one of my all time favorite children books. The book starts out with saying, "If you give a mouse a cookie, he's going to ask you for a glass of milk." The book continues with the same phrase but the mouse will want something different every time. The illustrations are so cute and children would love to guess what the mouse would want next. This book is so well written that any child would love to read in my opinion!
menaramore on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In this story, you find out what would happen if you gave a mouse a cookie. He would want a glass of milk. Then, he would need a straw. Eventually, he gets back around to needing another cookie. This book is entertaining and would make any k-1 grader laugh. It would be good for read alouds, but it doesn't specifically teach any lessons.
fnborries on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a cute easy read book for younger kids. It goes through if you give a mouse a cookie then he might want a glass of milk. And if you give him milk he night ask for a straw. The book goes on and on until it gets back to him wanting a cookie. It is a cute picture book.
acwheeler on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of the first books I read as a child and I loved it! About a boy who begins to be a good hostess to a little mouse and the mouse keeps asking more out of him till the end when he is exhausted! Cute fun book!
JamieJohnson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff is about a boy who gives a mouse a cookie and then has to take care of him all day. The mouse then preceeds to want more things like milk, a nap, a story, and by the end more milk and cookies. This is a really fun book to read to little kids. It was one of my favorite's growing up because it came with a stuffed animal mouse with a detachable cookie on his hand. It is always fun to get to have a prop to share while reading a story.
dangerlibearian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If you give a mouse a cookie, then he will want all sorts of crazy things, in the end all he will again is a cookie. Great cause and effect book
MrsLee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Love the mouse. This book inspired my son to cook.
llarson09 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Genre: FantasyReview: The author of this story creates a fantasy. She tells a story of what could happen if you give a mouse a cookie. The events in the story could not happen in real life, because this story implies that a mouse can ask for different things if you give it a cookie. Setting: The setting of this book utilizes how the story is told, because after the mouse is offered the cookie, the mouse asks to go inside the house which is where the rest of the story takes place. Media: Not Stated.
celiebug on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
LOVED the book. I read this book over and over again. This would be a great way to show a picture book with words. Many kids only think of picture books with only pictures. This would also show how kids have that special pet as a young child.
anm272 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a really fun book that I have always loved growing up. In this book, the mouse takes advantage of the boy who gives him a cookie. After the little boy gives him a cookie, the mouse continues to want more and more. In the classroom, this book would be great to introduce life lessons and how to ask for things and when to ask for them. You could also talk about how to treat people and not take advantage of them. This book would be great for lower level grades like 1st and 2nd. It doesn't have very many words and the words are very low level making it an easy reader. I think you could have so many educational and fun activities with this book in a classroom!
bissettm on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A cute story about what happens if you give a mouse a cookie. The book follows all of the things he'll then want next until the story comes full circle. Perfect for a lesson for young children on cause and effect and sequencing.
brborsen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a classic story. I have read this story since I was a little kid and it never gets old. It is a great story to help students understand the idea of sequence and why things happen after something else. This is a very enjoyable story for younger students.
AllisonHood on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A mouse wants a cookie, but then he'll need a glass of milk, and then he'll need a napkin, and then he'll need to draw a picture... My children laugh and laugh when I read them this book! It is definitely a comedy in that it seems like it will never end and the mouse will never get the cookie.
smaashthemac on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was one of my favorite books as a child, and it's still a classic now. A mouse wants a cookie, but then he'll need a glass of milk, and then he'll need a napkin, and then he'll need to draw a picture... it's very cute, and I think children will continue to enjoy this book for years to come.
ckarmstr1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book shows the cycle of events: how one small event leads to another and then another and then another. The little boy offers the mouse a cookie, and that small gesture quickly spins out of control. The boy thought he was just being nice, but then he is quickly taken advantage of by the mouse. The book indirectly shows kids how needy and demanding they are of their parents and other adults at times, and you can see similar frustration from the images of the little boy that parents feel daily.
EmilyBush on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It was witty with wonderful pictures. It's hard to believe I never read this growing up. This could teach sequential order. In fact, it would be the perfect book to do just that.