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If You Take a Mouse to the Movies Hardcover – October 3, 2000
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The freshness of the If You Give a... series is diminished only slightly as the sequels pile up. The dazed and earnest look on the face of the mouse's long-suffering friend makes a marvelous foil for the mouse's high-spirited expressions. Adult readers will chuckle as they recognize the ephemeral passions of a child, while children will simply love the unfolding chain of events. A perfect Christmas read-aloud for the impetuous youngster on your list. (Ages 4 to 8) --Emilie Coulter
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Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
This time the Mouse and his friend go to the movies, eat popcorn, decorate a tree, play in the snow and keep us entertained for 32 pages. I enjoy reading these books and the children enjoy the illustrations and the story. I recommend this book as a gift or an addition to your own library.
It all begins with a movie, and then just as happens with the original story "If You Give a Mouse A Cookie," one thing oh so logically leads to another! Yes, our favorite (nameless) thinking mouse is back, with a story just in time for the holidays! As much as we love Pigs and Mooses (see related stories by this author), in our house the mouse is our favorite.
The story is engaging enough that adults enjoy reading aloud, the illustrations invite looks for all the details.
Definitely a book you can't go wrong with -- a great holiday (or pre-holiday) gift for 0 to 5!
This is an excellent continuation of the collaboration of Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond on children�s books based upon fanciful �IF/THEN� statements. If you take a Mouse to the movies, then he will want popcorn; THEN, this results in his stringing the popcorn to decorate the Christmas Tree (which is the central theme of this beautiful book), and then, and so on. Each improbable �THEN� is the joy of this book. For example, the little Mouse is given just the right clothes for the wintry weather, including a cute red woolen cap, with holes for his large ears. Finally, after making snowmen, decorating a Christmas Tree, you will come full circle, and, after giving the Mouse another batch of popcorn, again, ��he�ll want you to take him to the moves�.
I enjoyed reading this book to my grandchildren. The younger boys (twins) were captivated by the richness of details in Felicia. Bond�s illustrations, while the older grandchildren (especially the girl) rolled their eyes at the �silliness� of each new IF/THEN situation �for example, a Mouse making a �snowman� and (!) with snowy white mouse ears! The Christmas theme makes this an ideal gift for the impending holidays.
On the other hand, I understand those readers who say this is not quite as good as others in the series, notably, "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie." Some of the if/then conjunctions just aren't as clever as in the past. Moreover, the title sets up some false expectations that the mouse's appetites will take place within a movie theatre, or, at least, within an urban setting. Instead, almost the whole book involves requests for holiday items, most of which are found in the house. Perhaps if the book (and the title) pointed to the book's Christmas theme, one's expectations would be met and the book would satisfy more than it does.
Still, I think any child will enjoy this book, and the warm, humorous (cute, frankly!) pictures by the imaginative Felicia Bond. The illustrations are interesting without being cluttered, colorful without being assaultive. Just the thing for a fun holiday read!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very cute book. I bought it for my new granddaughter for Christmas this year. My grandson (different family) kept telling me about this book he had and he still loves it. He is 8. Read morePublished 21 days ago by mauilovingirl
Last book in the series for my great nephew. We both loved all of them, as did his parents.Published 5 months ago by Jo
This was a request from our 4 year old granddaughter.....She loves to read and specifically asked for theses books....Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
My son loved if you give a mouse a cookie. This on me not so much & neither did I.Published 7 months ago by Renee Robicheau