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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
Paperback, 32 pages
Published July 20th 1994 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published September 30th 1991)
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Books Ring Mah Bell
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.
This is American literature at it's best.
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
Leah Jackman
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.
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.
Mark Baker
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.
Lisa Vegan
Aug 13, 2007 Lisa Vegan rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  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
Such a funny story, basically the same storyline as "If you give a mouse a cookie"
(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
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
Sarah Kasper
Like most of the "If you Give..." books, this story can be used to teach students about cause-and-effect. I would read this book then have students create their own, "If you Give..." book, making sure that they are following the cause-and-effect structure. I think it would also be fun and beneficial to have students come up with if, then scenarios. For example, a student might say, "If I eat all my vegetables, then I will be strong and healthy." We could then create illustrations to go along wit ...more
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.

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
Nicole Fiene
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
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
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
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
Patricia Stephens
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
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
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,
Austin G
Imaginative and fun are only a few words to describe this wonderful book. Children will love reading about the entertaining adventures of the young boy and his new moose friend. The story begins with the young boy giving a moose a muffin. From there the story continues to proved the reader with a list of a lighthearted activities the moose and young boy decided to do. From making a mess to cleaning it up the story teaches children the importance of friendship, creativity, and responsibility.

My parents and brother used to read this to me when I was little, and its such a funny, silly, and memorable story. I love how imaginary and funny this story is, and it always makes children laugh about how much chaos is caused by just giving the moose a muffin. This story becomes funnier and funnier as the moose makes more requests and every action seems to lead to another hilarious request made by the moose. This lively story is great for kids from about 3 to 8 years old, and the illustrations ...more
Adrianna Wesley
Genre: Children's Picture Book/ Fantasy (talking moose)
Age: 5+ years old
Summary: This book is about a moose who gets a muffin but needs some jam to go with it. Once he gets his jam, he needs a little more jam. Once the muffins are gone he asks for the boy in the story to make more making him go to the store, make more muffins and then the moose asks for more jam and the story is right back where it began. This is a fun pattern story that takes the reader on a journey that ends right where it beg
Brandy Reed
Every time my relatives come into town I have to prepare myself. They don’t visit often but when they do after a week of them staying with my family I am exhausted! They love to do so many things when they visit and sometimes they don’t understand that my family is a little busy too. I recently read about a similar situation in the book “If You Give a Moose a Muffin” by Laura Numeroff. A Moose goes to visit a friend and when he arrives at this house he asks for a muffin. After he gets the muffi ...more
Spencer Klein
If you Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Joffe Numeroff is a rhythmic tale of a moose who gets invited into a house from the smell of a muffin. the moose wants more, so they need to go to the store, but before that he needs to put on a jacket. He then notices a button is loose so he sews it back. the story continues with the moose and the boy creating sock puppets and putting on a play. This silly book uses personification with the moose acting like a human, standing up straight and talking out lou ...more
Marybeth Batie
This book is a comical picture book for young readers. The story is about the consequences of giving a moose a muffin, such as it will want jam to go with it. The book is an easy read with the same sort of line throughout the book - "if you give a moose a...". The theme of this book is that every thing you do has some sort of consequence, whether it be positive or negative. In the classroom, there could be an activity where the students have options of something they would normally do, such as " ...more
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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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