If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Bibliographic Information: Numeroff, Laura Joffe. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. New York: Harper & Row, 1985

Brief Annotation: If you give a mouse a cookie, he’ll want something else to go with it.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: k-2

Readers who will like this: Students who enjoy stories about animals or crazy situations will enjoy this book.

Rating/Response: 4 – This is a wonderfully written book with great illustrations, the repetitive text will keep younger students engaged while the silly situations will make older students want to read it again.

One question you would ask before a read aloud:  What do you think will happen if you give a mouse a cookie?

Reading Strategy: Inferences

Rationale for Strategy:  This book gives students the opportunity to predict what the mouse will want next, if desired, inferences could be made after each page.

Posted by: Olivia Cyr


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