"If you give a moose a muffin, he'll want some jam to go with it." So begins the most logical silliness to be found anywhere--at least since Laura Joffe Numeroff and illustrator Felicia Bond's If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Readers will follow a young boy and his voracious visitor through a series of antlered antics: jam reveries and puppet shows and big messes. It all makes perfect sense, really, once you stop to think about it. What moose wouldn't want to borrow a sweater when it's cold outside? And why shouldn't the loose button on the sweater remind him of his grandmother? Bond's cleverly detailed, witty illustrations perfectly complement Numeroff's deadpan style. Through just a few deft words and brush strokes, the reader gets a real sense of the unique personalities of the two characters. Children will relate easily to the full-circle reasoning of the story, while picking up the concept of cause and effect. The moral of the story? Keep plenty of muffin mix and blackberry jam in your cupboard. You never know who may drop by. (Great read aloud, ages 4 to 8) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
In this sequel to If You Give a Mouse a Cookie , the complexities that can follow a simple act of kindness are played out with the same rampant silliness as in the previous book. The dilemma here is of a different dimension--a moose, after all, will almost always be a bigger problem than a mouse--but the collaborators maintain the same jolly mood. And what happens when you give a moose a muffin? He asks for jam, of course, and when he's finished eating all the muffins, he'll want you to make more. That entails a trip to the store. Of course the moose would like to go, but he may need to borrow a sweater; he might notice a button is loose, in which case he'll require a needle and thread. Numeroff and Bond have another clear winner--the drawings of the goofy moose sashaying around the house as his small host struggles to keep up with his demands make for great fun. Ages 3-7.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This book came without the cover... disclosure should have been forthcoming in the description.Published 3 days ago by Mona Lisa
This book was bought as a gift for our ring bearer for our very soon upcoming wedding. I was thrilled that the book arrived a day earlier than the estimated date. Read morePublished 9 days ago by leah
My 4-yr old Great Grandson loved the book! I highly recommend it. He will be receiving more book from his Ggma from this series!Published 10 days ago by T L.
Excellent book; well written and illustrated. My grandson loves this book.Published 13 days ago by DH
Adorable! My daughter loves this author's works/creations. This is the 3rd book in the series we own. A daily read and she requests a muffin each time we read it! Read morePublished 27 days ago by Nicole C
it is funny because the moose is in a house and makes sock puppets. Nolan age 6Published 1 month ago by 3kdz