If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

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This engaging, popular story, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, by best-selling children’s author Laura Joffe Numeroff, practically insists readers predict what the mouse is going to ask for next–a glass of milk, a straw, a napkin, and on it goes, until it comes back to needing another cookie.  Many of the students had already heard the story, and were only too happy to pipe up with what the mouse would ask for next.  A good book is like having dessert–it’s just as enjoyable the second time!

Supplies:

tan construction paper or white paper plates
brown construction paper, cut into “chocolate chip” triangles
(you can decide if you pre-cut, or let kids.  I sprinkled pre-cut triangles in the center of the tables, since the transitional kindergarteners weren’t ready for scissors yet)
glue sticks

Sticker on the back of the cookie:  (see explanation at the bottom of the page here)

Today we went to the library,
and Mrs. Foote read,
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
by Laura Joffe Numeroff