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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
One of the most popular and beloved books in the 101 Picture Book Challenge is “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.” The kind gesture of sharing a cookie could not have predicted the chain reaction of logical demands to generate such a funny story. Whimsical illustrations fill the pages with very detailed pictures of an adorable mouse full of energy and a boy who tries to keep up with it. I like how this book ends because it leads to a plea of “reading it again, please!” Just like cookies, who can eat just one? Help yourself to several servings of this book. We are not counting calories here.
Borrow it from the Library:
Ages 4-7 | Grades PreK-2
More Fun Books by Laura Numeroff
These fun, colorful picture books are great for ages 4-7 or grades PreK-2.
What is the 101 Picture Book Challenge?
The 101 Picture Book Challenge is for anyone at any age. Librarians hand picked the titles on the list which includes classics, new titles and everything in between.
To get started, register online. You can track your progress online or if you prefer a paper log booklet, pick one up at your neighborhood Library. The books are organized into categories but you can read the books in any order and at your own pace. When you read all 101 titles, you earn a free picture book (while supplies last).
This is the latest in a series of blog posts exploring some of the things we love about these books.