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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
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Oct 24, 09

bookshelves: transitional-books

Summary: Who would ever suspect that a tiny little mouse could wear out an energetic young boy? Well, if you're going to go around giving an exuberantly bossy rodent a cookie, you'd best be prepared to do one or two more favors for it before your day is through. For example, he'll certainly need a glass of milk to wash down that cookie, won't he? And you can't expect him to drink the milk without a straw, can you? By the time our hero is finished granting all the mouse's very urgent requests--and cleaning up after him--it's no wonder his head is becoming a bit heavy.
Genre: Fictional Picture Book
Reading Level:Transitional, this book is transitional because it has several sentences per page. The book has a lot of high frequency words throughout it. The illustrations do not help to tell the story.
Topic: what a mouse wants
Curriculum Uses: Guided Reading and Independent Reading
Social Issues: This book discusses a boy who interacts with a mouse. It uses humor to explain what a mouse would do.
Literary Element: This book uses humor throughout it, it also uses a lot of creative and imaginary text.
Illustrations & Text: The illustrations and text go well together in this book. The text discusses what it is that the mouse will want and the illustrations show it. The illustrations help to bring humor to the book.
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