If You Give a Mouse a Brownie
by Laura Numeroff; Illustrated by Felicia Bond
HarperCollins (October 18, 2016)
Audience: Ages 4 to 8 years old
Fiction * Humor * Read Aloud
IndieBound | WorldCat
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Description of the book:
You’ve given a mouse a cookie, but what happens if you give a Mouse a brownie? Mouse is back in this delicious new story in the #1 New York Times bestselling If You Give series, which has sold over 14 million copies, from author and illustrator duo Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond. This book is also the first one to feature Mouse in 14 years. With its spare, rhythmic text and circular tale, If You Give a Mouse a Brownie is perfect for beginning readers and storytime.
Thoughts on the book:
First let's stop for a moment....
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is celebrating its 30th Anniversary. This makes me feel a bit old, since there was only this book at the time and I used it a lot in my first few years as a teacher. Though I have enjoyed the other books, I am particularly excited to see that the adorable mouse has returned.
Numeroff and Bond have paired up again to bring readers another If You Give books. We haven't seen mouse in 14 years. In similar format to the original story, mouse and his friend start off by enjoying a brownie. Yet, you can't have a brownie without ice cream. Well...ice cream leads to an impromptu drumming session and the adventure is back on. Young readers will delight in how one action triggers another moment and another one until things circle back to ice cream and brownies are
To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the first book and now the newest book, I made chocolate chip cookies into bars and added in a layer of caramel.
Sorry no kitchen pictures because seriously....the kitchen somehow became a disaster. And though it looked like it could be a scene in one of Numeroff's Cookie books, I was way too embarrassed to photo document it. However, I did share this with a friend and packaged up the rest for other friends.
Look for a copy of If You Give a Mouse a Brownie at your local indie bookstore or public library, or enter the giveaway below.
Don't miss the giveaway:
If you give a child this prize pack, they are going to want another book!
One (1) winner receives:
· If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and If You Give a Mouse a Brownie.
Open to US addresses only.
Prizing and samples provided by HarperCollins.