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If You Give a Moose a Muffin (If You Give...)

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Si un orignal affamé vient vous rendre visite, vous pourriez lui donner un muffin pour qu'il se sente chez lui. Si vous lui offrez un muffin, il voudra un peu de confiture. Quand il aura mangé tous les muffins, il voudra aller au magasin pour acheter plus de mélange à muffins.
Dans cette suite hilarante de Souris, tu veux un biscuit? le jeune hôte est à nouveau débordé par
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Hardcover, Kohl's
Published 2009 (first published September 30th 1991)
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Books Ring Mah Bell
Jan 07, 2009 Books Ring Mah Bell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kidsbooks
If you read this to your child, he'll want to read If You Give a Pig a Pancake, and if you read that he'll want to read If You Give a Cat a Cupcake. And if you read that he'll want to read If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and chances are, he'll want to read them again.

and again


and again.
Brian Yahn
If you give someone an inch, they'll take a mile. If You Give a Moose a Muffin, he'll overrun your whole house. It's an interesting take on the dangers of desires, and how easy it is to never be satisfied. As the moose gets his way, the things he wants are more and more far-fetched and make for a super fun adventure.

The story is the sequel to the much better known If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. It seems like the in the second version Numeroff did everything better: it's less repetitive and the il
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Will
Dec 22, 2008 Will rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is American literature at it's best.
Leah Jackman
Dec 09, 2014 Leah Jackman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
In this hilarious sequel to If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, the young host is again run ragged by a surprise guest. Young readers will delight in the comic complications that follow when a little boy entertains a gregarious moose. Laura Joffe Numeroff does an amazing job at giving us all the perspectives and using amazing language and imagery. The illustrations really bring the story to life. This story always makes me smile and laugh.
A.
Jan 31, 2015 A. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
(The following review has been written for comedy purposes for my cousin's birthday. It may get weird. Read at your own risk.)

*Happy Birthday, Sara!*
I'll say this again, if anyone gives /this/ book anything lower than three stars, they had a rough childhood of much repression and they probably need to see a counselor. Or maybe they realized how god-awfully greedy this freaking moose is. Spoilers are below, though why that's necessary to see for a book where the title literally gives away the plo
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Brian
Oct 08, 2015 Brian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, in-full, revisit
I love children's book authors. Not constrained by demands for realism, they are presented with opportunities to venture into interesting creative spaces, and a few of them produce true gems as a result. If You Give a Moose a Muffin is a perfect example. The concept is simple and a tad ridiculous. Moose (plural) love muffins. But there is inherent danger in feeding a wild animal: if you give a moose a muffin, he'll want some jam to go with it. Once you handed over the jam, though, he has a new d ...more
Erin Lynn
Jan 17, 2016 Erin Lynn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A re-read for me (because this one was a huge part of my childhood), but a great one! I loved reading this one to the little kiddos that I babysit. :)
Mark Baker
Mar 15, 2015 Mark Baker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-book, 2015
When you spot a moose outside your window, you might be tempted to offer it a muffin. But what is a muffin without jam? And what might the moose want to do next?

As with all the charming books from this pair, the story is wild and yet plenty of fun. As the connections are made, they actually do make sense even if the end results is wild. There is plenty of humor along the way both from those connections and the wonderful illustrations.

Read my full review at Carstairs Considers.
Millie
Oct 14, 2015 Millie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was about moose that smelled muffins he was out side the house of a little kid, so the kid gave him a muffin, the moose went inside the house, the moose wanted some jam with the muffin. I liked this book because it was fun to read it how asks many thing that he wants. I will recommend this book to my little cousin because he likes books that have to be with animals.
Debra
Aug 13, 2015 Debra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
It is fun and delightful and a great book to give to my granddaughter, Clara.
Deanna Against Censorship
Silly, wonderful book. My grandsons , ages 3 & 5 wanted to read it again and again. I have to get them the others in the series.
Lisa Vegan
Aug 13, 2007 Lisa Vegan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all young kids & those young at heart
Best of the series. Silly, fun book for young children with great illustrations, and I enjoy it.
Maria Bulfamante
Apr 03, 2015 Maria Bulfamante rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Such a funny story, basically the same storyline as "If you give a mouse a cookie"
Josiah
Apr 17, 2010 Josiah rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Essentially identical in style to If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, this companion volume written by Laura Joffe Numeroff has the same basic points of charm to it that the previous book had. It's funny to see how such an "ordinary" action as offering a muffin to a hungry moose can trip so many little effects that cause the moose to bounce from one activity to the next, never quite finishing any of them, until at last the moose's forays lead him all the way back around to the beginning again, asking ...more
Auttumn C
When I first read this book when I was younger I did not see the thrill in this book. There was no plot, no climax, and a poor setting but after I used this book for a supported reading project I grew to understand the importance of this book. For my supported reading project I used this book for the cause and effect aspect and after the students heard the read aloud they wrote down their favorite cause and effect moment on a notecard. Prior to the lesson I had made many different cause and effe ...more
Kaitlyn
Title: italicize If You Give a Moose a Muffin
Author: Laura Joffee Numeroff
Illustrator: Felicia Bond
Genre: Predictable Story
Theme(s): If you give a moose a muffin it never ends with the things they will want.
Opening line/sentence: If you give a moose a muffin...
Brief Book Summary: This is a silly story about a moose who is always wanting something more and it all starts with a muffin. The story has a predictable ending but keeps readers engaged because of how silly it is.
Professional Recomme
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Elizabeth
Title: If You Give a Moose a Muffin
Author: Laura Joffee
Genre: Predictable book
Theme(s): food, animals
Opening line/sentence:
If you give a moose a muffin,
He’ll want some jam to go with it
Brief Book Summary:
If You Give a Moose a Muffin is a story about a Moose doing a series of activities that runs him into many more activities that eventually brings him back to his first activity of eating a muffin.
Professional Recommendation/Review #1:
Children's Literature - Jan Lieberman
This tale is a rib-t
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Amanda Williams
Feb 05, 2016 Amanda Williams rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Summary: A boy gives a moose a muffin and then the moose realizes he wants jam to go with it. Then he wants to make more muffins, so they need to go to the store to get more but it is chilly outside. The moose puts on a sweater and sows on a loose button. Then they decide they want to make sock puppets and they set up the whole scene. The moose gets paint all over the sheets so he has to wash them and then he sees the mom making jam, so it reminds him of the jam and the muffin he had earlier and ...more
Taylor Faulk
Feb 03, 2016 Taylor Faulk rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Summary: If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff, is about a boy and his moose friend doing activities throughout the day. The boy bakes muffins and the moose asks for one, then another, and another. Until they realize that the muffins are gone. So the moose asks the boy to make more but there is no more muffin mix. From there the story goes on with the moose asking the boy for countless favors. So if you give a moose a muffin, be prepared for what else might be in store.

Star Rating: Fiv
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Samara Winter
If you give a moose a muffin is the sequel to if you give a mouse a cookie. What happens when you see a moose outside your window? You may be inclined to give him a muffin but what is a muffin without jam. He'll want more and more until your all out. You'll be inclined to go to the store and get more and he'll want to come except it's chilly outside and he wants a sweater too. As the story continues the moose asks for more things that the little boy is inclined to give him. Until their back at s ...more
Leyla Shill
“If You Give A Moose A Muffin,” written by Laura Joffe Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond, is a playful story about what will happen if you give a moose a muffin. This book teaches children cause and effect and how one action leads to another, and another. Children often find this book comical, especially how the story makes a full circle back to the original problem of giving a moose a muffin. This book is just as cute and fun as the book “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie,” which was also wri ...more
Anna Frame
Personal Reaction- I think this is a great book because it is entertaining and the pictures would be able to tell the story if the text were not present. I also think that the illustrations bring the words to life. Children will really enjoy this book.

Purpose:
Read aloud to 1st and 2nd grade students
-this story will enrich the children's learning and at the same time they will enjoy the story that it tells. The moose is in a persons house exploring and being reminded of things from his past/child
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Nicole Fiene
Feb 02, 2015 Nicole Fiene rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Laura Joffe Numeroff does a great job of entertaining the younger crowd with If You Give a Moose a Muffin. This is a funny tale of a boy who lives near the edge of the forest and one day, while he is making muffins, a moose catches a whiff of the aroma and approaches the boy's house to ask for one. But once the boy gives him a muffin, the moose wants some jam to go with it, and from there, the comedy of the book really takes off as the moose invites himself into the boy's house and makes a mess ...more
Bianca Arias
Dec 04, 2014 Bianca Arias rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the book, “If You Give a Moose a Muffin” by Laura Numeroff. The creatively re-told story of "If you give a mouse a cookie" but this time cleverly told as a Moose who is given a muffin. In this story specifically a Moose goes to visit a friend and when he arrives at this house he asks for a muffin. After he gets the muffin he continues this pattern of asking for more and more. The moose of course does not care if he is interrupting anyone's day or time all he is interested in is for his own be ...more
Marissa
This book is one of my favorites, along with all the other stories related to this book. The story is very playful and always comes full circle, which I love. This particular book is about a moose who is given a muffin by a boy. He then asks for some jam to go with it, and that leads to a whole string of requests and actions of the moose and boy. The story goes on and eventually they come back to the moose remembering the yummy jam he had in the beginning. Once he remembers the jam, chances are ...more
Kiana Gerard
Sep 14, 2014 Kiana Gerard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What happened when you do give a moose a muffin? If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Joffe Numeroff is full of imaginative plot and humor that you'll want to read this over and over again. The story starts out with a little boy making muffins through a window and encounters a moose coming out of the wilderness. Everything all changes when the boy gives the moose a muffin. Laura Joffe Numeroff always does a good job in every book that she writes. There's never a bad Laura Numeroff book.

When th
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Patricia Stephens
Sep 05, 2014 Patricia Stephens rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviews
This book is another addition to the catchy and classic series of "If You Give A..." books by Laura Numeroff. Like the first book, "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie," the story shows how one action will lead to another. The moose is given a muffin, which causes him to want some jam to go with it, which leads him to want more muffins, and so forth. The book eventually ends with the reader feeling a sense of déjà vu, making them feel like they are back to the start, which is what makes the book so cat ...more
Melba Deoleo
Apr 07, 2014 Melba Deoleo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: imagination
This book tells us the story of what will happen if you give a Moose a muffin. The truth is if you give a moose a muffin he will ask you for some jam and after that he will ask you for some more. When they are all gone he will ask you to make more, leading to the little boy having to go to the store. The moose will ask for a sweater to protect him from the cold, but before heading out he will first sew the loose button it has back on. This button will bring back memories of his grandmother and h ...more
Hannah
Dec 02, 2014 Hannah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once again Numeroff delivers another hilarious tale in the “If You Give” series. Much like the cat, mouse, and pig in her previous works, the moose is easily distracted by the weather and objects around him. Needle and thread remind him of puppets. A white sheet reminds him of Halloween. The adventure continues, filled with laughter and chaos, until the moose ends up back at the beginning, with a muffin.
In this series, all of the books follow the same format. The backgrounds are mostly white,
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Laura Joffe Numeroff is an American author of children's books. Numeroff originally wanted to be a writer, but decided to follow her older sister's footsteps and become a fashion designer instead. Laura attended Pratt Institute of Design but then decided to become a writer again and wrote her first book with only 4 rejections. - Wikipedia.
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