If you give a mouse a cookie….

A boy gives a cookie to a mouse. The mouse asks for a glass of milk. He then requests 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 it.

This is a children’s book written by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond first published in 1985.

  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (November 1985)
  • If You Give a Moose a Muffin (March 1991)
  • If You Give a Pig a Pancake (February 1998)
  • The Best Mouse Cookie (July 1999)
  • If You Take a Mouse to the Movies (May 2000)
  • If You Take a Mouse to School (September 2002)
  • If You Give a Pig a Party (April 2004)
  • Merry Christmas, Mouse! (August 2007)
  • Time for School, Mouse! (2008)
  • If You Give a Cat a Cupcake (2008)
  • Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! (2009)
  • Happy Easter, Mouse! (2010)
  • If You Give a Dog a Donut (2011)
  • It’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse! (2012)
  • Happy Birthday, Mouse! (2012)
  • If You Give a Mouse a Brownie (2016)

Compilations

  • Mouse Cookies and More (2007)
  • If You Take a Mouse to the Movies, A Special Christmas Edition (2010)

    {Information from Wiki}

    I would like to talk about my cat/s. We got a kitten, and because it wouldn’t act ‘right’ {it came from a large litter} we went back and got another one. One would think that they would get along; one would be wrong, but one would think that.

    The poem above came to mind when we got the first one. We bought food, water dispense, kitty litter and container, and 2 toys {a feathered jingly wand and a jingly ball}. Being a feline I had a pepsi 24 pack carton with cutouts, too. The kitten ignored all the toys, of course. We went and got one of his brothers; they don’t like each other, and my joke was {roomie named them both} that Dresden must think that Stormageddon Dark Lord of All {a.k.a. Alfie, yes Doctor Who reference} was possessed, because they get on like a house on fire {meaning it’s hot, there is heat in the air, and everyone seems to be spitting and carrying on}. So….

    If you give a kitten a toy, it will play with anything but the toys.
    If you give a kitten a toy, it will find something else to play with.
    If you give a kitten a toy, it will pay with your shoes.
    If you give a kitten a toy, it will play with your shoe laces.
    If you give a kitten a toy, it will play with the bedspread.
    If you give a kitten a toy, it will play with the rubber fridge.
    If you give a kitten another kitten, a friend to play with…you will get twice the mess and half the rest you already were not getting, because that is how it goes with cats.

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