If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is a children's book written by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond, first published in 1985. The story follows a young boy who gives a cookie to a mouse, setting off a chain reaction of events that lead to more and more requests from the mouse. The book demonstrates the concept of cause and effect, as each action prompts a new request from the mouse.
The simple, repetitive structure of the story is engaging for young readers and teaches them about the consequences of their actions. The illustrations by Felicia Bond are detailed and whimsical, adding charm and depth to the narrative. As the story progresses, the boy becomes increasingly exhausted as he tries to keep up with the mouse's demands, providing a subtle lesson on setting boundaries and understanding the limits of generosity.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is a beloved classic in children's literature, praised for its endearing characters, engaging narrative, and valuable lessons. The book has spawned several sequels and adaptations, making it a popular choice for parents and educators looking to teach children about cause and effect and the importance of considering the consequences of their actions.
"If you give a mouse a cookie, he's going to ask for a glass of milk."
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