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.

3 comments:

Karinina said...

I love this book!

I especially love the illustrations of that adorable mouse!

Michael said...

hmm mice sure do sound a lot like gremlins. What happens if you get them wet?

Jerry Gene said...

Nice post with awesome points! Can’t wait for the next one.

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