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If You Give a Moose a Muffin

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If a big hungry moose comes to visit, you might give him a muffin to make him feel at home. If you give him a muffin, he'll want some jam to go with it. When he's eaten all your muffins, he'll want to go to the store to get some more muffin mix.

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

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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 30th 1991 by HarperCollins
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Books Ring Mah Bell
Jan 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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.
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Brian Yahn
Jul 03, 2016 rated it liked it
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 in the second version Numeroff did everything better: it's less repetitive and the illust
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Calista
Jul 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Moose fans
I tell you what, you will have a busy day if you give a moose a muffin. They have lots of ideas of what they want. It becomes important to be able to say NO to a Moose or they will eat all your muffins. I thought this book was very cute. I love the Moose in a sweater, wonderful.

The artwork is fun and full of mischief. The moose has some personality and there is always a mess following him. Backgrounds are mostly blank white and I don't care for that as much. I think I would say this is sort of
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Will
Dec 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
This is American literature at it's best. ...more
Melki
Feb 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
OMG! A moose in a sweater putting on a puppet show!

I have died and gone to heaven!
Sadia Mansoor
Dec 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, children
Its cute ^_^
Loraine
Feb 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Circular story that will delight young children as the moose gets a muffin which brings about numerous cause and effect events leading back to him wanting a muffin again. Wonderful illustrations.
Leah Jackman
Dec 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
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.
Gina
Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is probably my favorite of this series - the moose is just too cute!
A.
Jul 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
(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
Dec 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
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
Danette
May 08, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
Mmmm homemade raspberry jam.

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Lisa Vegan
Aug 13, 2007 rated it it was amazing
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.
dbbks3
Oct 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s
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.
Debra
Aug 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
It is fun and delightful and a great book to give to my granddaughter, Clara.
Erin Lynn
Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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. :)
Kathy
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another of the kiddies favorite bedtime stories!
Josiah
Apr 17, 2010 rated it did not like it
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
Mark Baker
Mar 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015, picture-book
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.
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Moore, Maureen
Mar 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
The book “If You Give A Moose A Muffin” by Laura Numeroff is classified as juvenile fiction; targeting ages 3 to 7. This book is a good selection for teaching about chain reaction and/or cause-and-effect; also its a humorous sequel in the “If You Give… picture book series. The story has vocabulary enrichment for emergent readers; the illustrations are colorful and simple; the story is lighthearted and fun.
Millie
Oct 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
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.
Codie Haghighi
May 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love these books and they always make me miss my childhood. I didn't know how many there was until my son started bringing them home. Now he asks silly questions like what would you give a chihuahua? ...more
Matthew
Jul 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book as a child.
Emily Kay
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
i like how it gos in a lope wef the moose the muffin and the jame
and its a fun book.
Lexi Clark
Apr 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
I gave this book a rating of 4 stars because this book is one of my favorites. This book can really entertain young readers, as it is pretty funny. They get to see a kid like themselves and a moose go through some complications when the moose is very needy and wants everything. This book is yet another good book to read to children when they need a break from their work. This book is silly and a crowd pleaser.

This book is about a boy and a moose. The moose is outside of a boys house and asks for
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Franci
#103 of 2020

Lesson: Don't give a Moose a muffin.....
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Lina
Nov 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is my favorite of the “if you give a something a something” books. I think because the adventure doesn’t get too ridiculous. The moose is cute, I love him in his red sweater and muffins are a favorite too. The moose isn’t too demanding either like I feel the rest of the animals tend to be.
Shannon Molina
Mar 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pre-k
This book was funny. The child had no clue that the moose was distracted by everything and the child was distracted as well trying to give the moose what he wanted. I think children will find this book funny.
Shikara Walker
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: week-2
Definitely an all time favorite of mine! I prefer this version over the others (we have copies of this, Pig/Pancake and Mouse/Cookie at the house) and I read it with my four year old often. This book reminds me of the ways life can twist and turn with every decision we make and how new options are formed with every choice. Text-to-Teaching Connection: the class is to make their own book where each page is written by a different student based off the flow of previous pages. The good thing about t ...more
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Laura Joffe Numeroff is the NYT best-selling author of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, What Mommies/Daddies Do Best and Raising a Hero. She was born in Brooklyn, New York and graduated from Pratt Institute. Laura grew up as the youngest of three girls, surrounded by art, music, and books. An avid animal lover, Laura has always wanted to write a book about service dogs. She now lives in Los Angel ...more

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