20 February 2007
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie
Author: Laura Joffe Numeroff
Illustrator: Felicia Bond
If you give a mouse a cookie, he'll ask for a glass of milk, and then he'll ask for something else, and then more, and more, until you are left with nothing except a box of matches and a half cup of uncooked rice. This book teaches us the important lesson that you should never give a mouse a human sized cookie because the sugar content is much too high for his tiny mouse system. The sugar rush will go straight to his head and turn the cute little rodent into an insatiable beast.
Interesting Side Note: When this book first came out, then First Lady Hillary Clinton, would use it during reading engagements at a number of elementary classrooms around the country. The book was also the inspiration for the chapter, "If You Give A Man An Intern" from her autobiography: Living History.