Kristina Charnecki's Reviews > If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
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Nov 19, 2011

really liked it

Genre: Other Picture Book

An energetic and somewhat demanding mouse tires out this poor little boy with all of his requests, which all starts when the boy offers the mouse a cookie.

a.) A major strength of this book is the illustrations.
b.) The cartoon-like pictures are very colorful and detailed. They are great incorporations to the book because they go exactly with the text. If this was a wordless picture book, readers would be able to follow along and understand the storyline.
c.) An example of this is on page 9; it is when the mouse asks for a mouse to clean up his hair trimming, but then gets carried away and starts sweeping the entire house. The illustrator includes several piles of dust and dirt, as well as an action shot in the form of a cloud of dust and dirt to show that the mouse was still cleaning. You don’t really need the text to understand what is going on because of how detailed and exact the illustrations are.

Curriculum Connection: There is an obvious pattern of the mouse constantly requesting a new thing every time he receives something; this book could be a wonderful example for young students to work on their prediction skills. Before reading/telling them what the mouse requests, the teacher could pause a moment and get the students to guess what they think the mouse will ask for next based on the previous request and illustrations.
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message 1: by Sue (new)

Sue A lot of teachers like to use these books (there's a series) as a pattern for writing in the classroom.

message 2: by Melina (new) - added it

Melina Nice review I loved it

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