If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
The kids received their scholastic school book orders this week and the neighbourhood was all a-buzz about this book!
About the story:
Who would ever suspect that a tiny little mouse could wear out an energetic young boy? Well, if you're going to go around giving an exuberantly bossy rodent a cookie, you'd best be prepared to do one or two more favors for it before your day is through. For example, he'll certainly need a glass of milk to wash down that cookie, won't he? And you can't expect him to drink the milk without a straw, can you? By the time our hero is finished granting all the mouse's very urgent requests--and cleaning up after him--it's no wonder his head is becoming a bit heavy. Laura Joffe Numeroff's tale of warped logic is a sure-fire winner in the giggle-generator category. Felicia Bond's hilarious pictures are full of subtle, fun details.
The story sort of reminded me of dealing with my 2 year old *grin*
Craft and Coloring Ideas:
- Bake some cookies!
- Create a poll as to what kinds of cookies the children prefer. Example, chocolate chip, sugar, and peanut butter. Graph the responses for the children to see.
- Mouse Crafts (various projects)
- Mouse Coloring Pages
- Dairy Duo paper milk super-hero craft.
- Memory activity: See how well the children remember the story.