Parents' Guide to

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Mouse gets a cookie and lots of fun in sweet, silly story.

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age 3+

Based on 1 parent review

age 3+

Gentle and positive!

Positive and gentle! Mouse and his friends are always helpful and forgiving and encouraging. Also really imaginative and creative using day to day routine and items

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

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Fans of Laura Joffee Numeroff will be familiar with the formula and pacing of the story, and the mouse's activities and happy-go-lucky adventures continue to delight readers. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is also fun for those reading aloud, offering lots of places for a raised eyebrow or a giggle at the mouse's antics. There are lessons in being patient and in following the desire to create, and in taking responsibility for those activities. The ending, which fans of other Numeroff books will know is coming, still brings a smile and a chance to say the refrain aloud together.

Felicia Bond's engaging illustrations perfectly capture the playful, joyful spirit of this story and the other books in the If You Give... series.

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