If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie✯ [BOOKS] ⚣ If You Give a Mouse a Cookie By Laura Joffe Numeroff ✼ – Heartforum.co.uk If a hungry little traveler shows up at your house you might want to give him a cookie If you give him a cookie he's going to ask for a glass of milk He'll want to look in a mirror to make sure he doe If a hungry little traveler shows up Give a Epub â at your house you might want to give him a cookie If you give him a If You Kindle - cookie he's going to ask for a glass of milk He'll want to look in a mirror to make sure he doesn't have a You Give a PDF/EPUB Â milk mustache and then he'll ask for a pair of scissors to give himself a trimThe conseuences of giving a cookie to this energetic You Give a Mouse a PDF or mouse run the young host ragged but young readers will come away smiling at the antics that tumble like dominoes through the pages of this delightful picture book.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.

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  • Hardcover
  • 40 pages
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
  • Laura Joffe Numeroff
  • English
  • 09 January 2016
  • 9780060245863

10 thoughts on “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

  1. Chris says:

    If you give a mouse a cookie he's probably going to poop all over your kitchen counter When's he's done pooping all over your kitchen counter he'll probably take up residence in your pantry invite his girlfriend over and have himself a nice little family in a matter of weeks He's certainly NOT going to do all of the cute things that this book suggestsLast night I read this to my son and then tucked him and his fifteen stuffed animals one of which is most likely a mouse into bed Then I went downstairs spread a dollop of peanut butter on a mouse trap and placed it on the kitchen counter 100 AM SNAP# This morning I tossed the dead mouse into a trash bag and set another trap Tonight I will again read this book to my son and then we'll probably sing the Mighty Mouse theme song Last year when I was less skilled at setting mouse traps I was running around my driveway with a shovel trying to end the misery for a mouse who had nearly ripped his leg off trying to escape the trap My nosy neighbor who was returning from picking his son up from school asked me what was going on I explained that our house was infested with mice and I was on a mission that day to kill them all whether by trap shovel or bare hands His son didn't like the look on my face and turned to go into his house That's when I noticed his Mickey Mouse book bag and matching lunch boxTroy Patterson of Slate once said this A literal pest has become the cuddliest critter in the world and that to paraphrase Walter Matthau exemplifies the worst aspects of marketing that make America great They are not cute They are not heroes They are the exact fucking opposite of that But I must say that my son really does like this book

  2. Elyse Walters says:

    Who remembers this book?Happy is as happy isSome books just bring back great memories

  3. David says:

    If you give a mouse a cookie is the story of the perversity of desire and particularly the stunted pleasures of the bourgeoisie Written by the exuisite Laura Numeroff in what can only be assumed was a violent passion for sterile aloofness from the society which she condemned and a lust for concision which would socialize her treatise against the deadening wants making it accessible to the masses I can imagine her unbathed ignorant of her own hunger and thirst cutting every insignificant word in a Flaubertian frenzy for le mot juste The titular mouse is a scathing manifestation of our ruling yet tirelessly servile middle class – his small figure manifests the smallness of our self worth and the relative largesse of our smallest desires Every visible aspect of the overall clad hero hearkens us to the plight of the middle class in the late twentieth century The mouse like man is easily won over to new “needs” – endlessly trying to fill the vacancy of his own heart deadened by the loss of illusion by the evaporation of virtue and the brutal ennui of routine But as the significantly unnamed mouse usurps his pleasures and whims from his remote human benefactors we too usurp our desires Whether from the conspicuous consumption of the upper classes from the romantic visions of novels and television programming or from the simple white noise of broadcast advertising which we subconsciously mold into our own desires – desires for things which we do not want René Girard identifies this parallel with chilling accuracy to our present condition The distance between Don uixote and the petty bourgeois victim of advertising is not so great as romanticism would have us believe” It is easy to replace “bourgeois victim” with our murine hero raising to idolatry his search for false desires which leads to a parodically circuitous odyssey of “want” Numeroff’s story is one of deceptive simplicity but with a jarring impact In less than three hundred words she is captures the movement of emotion of her literary predecessors primarily of French origin though also hearkening back to the Homeric epics Proust James Balzac Dickens are among Numeroff’s literary forefathers and her precision for language shows a heavy influence of Flaubert contemporarily manifest in the logical exactitude of Truman Capote and Ernest Hemingway Take or example the opening seuence If you give a mouse a cookieHe’s going to ask for a glass of milkWhen you give him the milk he’ll probably ask you for a strawWhen he’s finished he’ll ask for a napkinThen he will want to look in a mirror to make sure he doesn’t have a milk mustache Immediately we are drawn into a contained cosmos of desire – which is postulated in a hypothetical though illustrated in an ever present reality While we are kept somewhat distanced from our mouselike counterpart by the conditional we are drawn in by the seeming reality of the action the omniscience of the narrator an almost godly knowing reminds us of a master Chess player foreseeing the hero’s moves up to his ultimate epiphany from the first line We are acuainted with the mouse with such immediacy we feel we know him we feel as though he is a part of us or perhaps than we are – despite his size Though we are removed from the hero’s consciousness we feel he is both naïve of his circuitous desires but also disturbingly manipulative This contradiction this naïvete matched with perturbing self possession concerns the reader – how aware am I of my own desires? We are moved our uncertainty of the hero’s self awareness is never satisfied We observe the seeming naïvete and it enlightens us to our own short commings of self awareness “To see someone who does not see is the best way to be intensely aware of what he does not see” argued Barthes and it is precisely the salient power of If you give a mouse a cookieThe godless landscape of If you give a mouse a cookie is one marked by a total secularization of morality and gratification The parallels to our own secular society in which we are diminished to figurative animals beasts of pure will driven in the vain effort for satiety of our animalistic desires Instead of a God the world within the story is governed by a maternalistic hand reminiscent of Neo Marxian doctrine of entitlement than it is to the classical Judeo Chrisitan rule of centuries past Instead of being ruled by virtue or protagonist is ruled by the ever demanding want of his body Cookies milk soft bedding but no time for self reflection no orison nor even secular gratitude is shared by our profane hero We compare the mouse's struggle for want to the Defoe's struggle for need in Robinson Crusoe and we are dismayed at the descent from virtue of our present day society in which our vices and excesses have supplanted our virtues and reservationsIn his gustatory pursuits we observe his coy glances his polite demeanor but ultimately his ingratitude And what disturbs us as the reader is his humanlike disposition his canny vanity his concern with appearances and hygienic preoccupations and his servility to routine His look into the pierglass is so human that one expects to see our diminutive friend the next time we check for our own milk mustaches – the parodic symbol of self indulgence and minor fall from poise The vanity implicit in our héros de rongeurs is startling parallel to our own fall from grace manifest in Milton's Paradise Lost Despite his many pleasures his many wants they are startlingly mundane to us they are self serving but unambitious He foregoes the search for self discovery for transcendent pleasure for the pleasures of immediacy which feed his vanity and his comfort His look into the mirror reveals to us a world of pleasures forgone given up in the vain restraints of society with which he is disturbingly complicit His concern for his milk mustache his imagined need for a haircut a purely imaginary need for our rodent friend one which is purely vain and removed from true necessity disturbs us but warms us to him He is made human to us but that is precisely the element which disturbs us and makes us uestion our own vain pursuits But our hero’s desires are manifold What begins as a novel of unhealthy appetite of necessity and hunger become a hunger for a higher appetite the hunger for the aesthetic He’ll probably ask you to read him a story So you’ll read him one from one of your books and he’ll ask to see the pictures When he looks at the pictures he’ll get so excited he’ll want to draw one of his own He’ll ask for paper and crayons What began as low hierarchical needs according to Maszlow rises with expediency to needs of self realization in his pursuit for artistic expression This passage is the greatest drop of the mask of our narrator revealing her greater purpose to expose the mimetic nature of our deepest desires Upon hearing the story which we imagine is the very story we are reading – a classical representation of the meta literary play often attributed to post modern writers and seeing the illustrations he is moved by a previously unknown desire Due to the constrained world in which the narrative takes place –a small house presumably in the suburbs a set manifestation of the class so brutally satirized – we must consider this desire within the constraint of the story What moves our hero to reuest a bedtime story? We can only assume it is a routine he has usurped from his benefactors a further emulation of their posh lives which they take for granted The story is so moving to the mouse that he is immediately affected What author can claim artistic impulse in a void? Certainly no contemporary author is without his or her literary influences Literature too is circuitous in its search for the truth every author seeks the “answers” behind his characters behind his plot behind the meaning of his life’s work but each author usurps his uestions from his literary forefathers or foremothers Where is literature without Homer? Without Sophocles or Plato Plutarch? The uestion we are never answered is what moved the unnamed author of the unknown bedtime story to write it? We know only that our bourgeois protagonist seeks emulation of that art If you give a mouse a cookie ends with an almost Borgesian nihilism “ Looking at the refrigerator will remind him that he’s thirsty sohe’ll ask for a glass of milk And chances are if he asks for a glass of milk he’s going to want a cookie to go with it” Thus desire begets desire begets desire – the search for fulfillment is endless and our hero is left always hungry for something new but can never identify what that is We are left haunted by this “children’s” story but the foolishness of the petite protagonist who wants big things – but those “big things” seem very small to us It makes the reader turn in upon himselfherself and wonder what do I want? And what is the ultimate path of my “wants”? Can I ever be fulfilled or am I resigned to the mazy route of routine desire?Imagine waking up to realize the fruition of your ultimate desire is only the begetting of desires? Desires of things which you only believe that you want? Chilling

  4. Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Laura Joffe NumeroffA boy gives a cookie to a mouse The mouse asks for a glass of milk He then reuests a straw to drink the milk a mirror to avoid a milk mustache nail scissors to trim his hair in the mirror and a broom to sweep up his hair trimmings Next he wants to take a nap have a story read to him draw a picture and hang the drawing on the refrigerator Looking at the refrigerator makes him thirsty so the mouse asks for a glass of milk The circle is complete when he wants a cookie to go with itتاریخ نخستین خوان روز پانزدهم ماه اکتبر سال 2015 میلادیعنوان اگر به یک موش شیرینی بدهی؛ نویسنده لورا نامروف؛ تصویرگر فیلیسیا بوند باند؛ مترجم مژگان کلهر؛ تهران سیمای شرق، کتابهای زرافه،‏‫‫ 1393؛ در 36 ص، مصور، شابک 9786006628363؛ موضوع داستان خیال انگیز بازی‌های کودکان از نویسندگان ایالات متحده آمریکا سده 20 م‬‬عنوان اگر شما یک شیرینی به یک موش بدهید؛ نویسنده لورا نامروف ؛ تصویرگر فیلیسا باند ؛ مترجم محبوبه ساطع؛ اصفهان ویراسته ، ‏‫1392؛ در 24 ص؛ مصور رنگی؛ شابک 9786009055197؛ گروه سنی ب؛‬کتاب کودک «اگر به یک موش شیرینی بدهی» داستان موشی است، که وقتی به او یک شیرینی بدهید، یک لیوان شیر هم می‌خواهد شیرش را که تمام کرد، می‌خواهد توی آینه خودش را ببیند، که سبیلش شیری شده یا نه در آینه که نگاه می‌کند، می‌فهمد که باید موهایش را مرتب کند و؛ ا شربیانی

  5. ♥ℂĦℝΪՖƬΪℕÅ says:

    3 Cookie ★'s If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is an okay picture book it's not a favorite of mine that's for sure but at the same time it is really cute I found this one to be a bit boring and it actually kinda annoyed me The illustrations weren’t very colorful nor were they bold enough The story does not have the deepest meaning but overall Meh it's an okay book for children I guess I won't be reading it again though once was plenty

  6. Archit Ojha says:

    Every time somebody says Cookie or mouse it is impossible for me to not repeat the entire titleFunny and uniue This poem is innovative and entertains amazingly

  7. Manybooks says:

    Although I do have to admit that Laura Joffe Numeroff's If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is a cute and entertainingly sweet enough little story and I also realise that young children often tend to much love cumulative tales and perhaps even guessing what might occur next what might the next scenario be personally and having first read If You Give a Mouse a Cookie as an older adult in my late 40s I am left than a bit underwhelmed and unmoved as even Felicia Bond's accompanying illustrations seem rather unspectacular and much too gaudy and cartoon like even rather strangely unrealistic for my personal aesthetic tastes For I guess I just generally do much prefer stories and even with regard to picture books for younger children that have a bit substance and plot that have of an actual story to them with conflicts and resolutions And while I could well and definitely imagine reading If You Give a Mouse a Cookie aloud to a small child or to a group of small children and that this could and would likely be a hit a major audience success I also would most likely not all that much enjoy having to read If You Give a Mouse a Cookie repeatedly or rather being asked to read it over and over again as I think this could rapidly become majorly tedious and annoying for me but then again considering that I also had similarly simple German language picture books with which I kind of tortured my parents and grandparents with my constant demands of having them read to me when I was very young I probably should not be so overly and massively critical here

  8. Jeremiah says:

    I know a ton of people love this book but not me The illustrations aren't horrible and neither are they uniuely memorable; over the story is uninteresting and bland What type of thought went into this book anyway? I've met Laura and she's a nice lady but give me a break The story is cute but it is just a bland series of partially logical observations made by the author about this mouse If Laura can come up with a book like this and publish it then I have lost a lot of confidence in the uality of children's book out in the market not too mention the motives of publishers hmmmmoney not uality I could come up with something similar so let me try I might just publish it laterIf you give a dog some food he might want some water If you give a dog some water he might want a walk If you give a dog a walk he might want a snack If you give a dog a snack he might want a napget my boring drift

  9. Simon Watts says:

    I enjoy children's books as an adult than I ever did as a child Perhaps this is because I can see past the cutesy bullshit and appreciate the adult agenda within them For example The Butter Battle Book is far chilling when read as an adult coping with our nuclear reality And Tango Makes Three introduces children to homosexuality while The Berenstein Bears introduces children to how Pappa Berenstein hates foreigners Who's really surprised?If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is both a lesson about the very adult dangers of kindness and can even be interpreted as a warning against welfare I don't know enough to have a proper opinion on the welfare debate but I appreciate that a childrens book can even raise that uestion It's impact might be lost on child readers but I believe the exposure to such concepts is good for their minds 55 stars for asking troubling uestions

  10. Ann says:

    There's a good amount of happy nostalgia associated with this book for me so the bad is that it makes it hard for me to review this objectively but the good is that obviously I loved it when I was little And I can still see why The illustrations are adorable and the absurdity of the antics of this helpful little mouse are delightful I can appreciate now the 'helpful' actions of the mouse reflecting those of children who 'help' mom in the kitchen ie cooking breakfast while leaving a huge mess behind as well as the exhaustion that comes with taking care of something I also adore now and when I was little the scale of everything the mouse in relation to the cookie the tiny box for the mouse to sleep in etc All in all a whole lot of fun

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