If You Give A Moose A Muffin

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Bibliographic Information: Numeroff, Laura Joffe. If You Give A Moose A Muffin. New York: Scholastic Inc, 1991. Print.

Brief Annotation: This story is one of the most absolute interactive and fun books to read to children.  Not only does this book get students to laugh and smile, but it always children to question what a moose could really do, and what it could not do, but seems to correlate human behavior within this story.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: 1-4

Readers who will like this: Readers who like imagining what it would be like to feed an animal that had a mind of its own.

Rating/ Response: 5 – This book is fun for all ages.  It is a series in part to “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie.”  Children can have fun with the photos and the silly concepts that constantly keep them guessing and questioning what will happen next.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: What would you assume a Moose would do, if you gave it a muffin?  Lets infer together!

Reading Strategy: Questioning

Rationale for Strategy: Students can infer about how the moose goes from wanting jam for his muffin to wanting soap to clean a bed sheet!  It is a great book for teaching students to question why each activity happens and why it happens in a sequential order.

Posted by: Alexa Wachter

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