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If You Take a Mouse to the Movies

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    Another great mouse book. My daughter, who learned to read with these books, is now getting them for her kids.

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  • Posted December 28, 2011

    Completed our collection

    This book completed our collection of "If you ..." books. My 2.5 year old was ecstatic when it arrived in the mail. It is charming, perfect for the holidays and illustrations are (as always) full of detail and whimsy (makes it a lot more interesting to the parent!). The repetitive nature of all of these books is a bonus for a toddler. He started inventing similar stories of his own with the same template and centered around, for instance, going to the playground or going to daycare.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2009

    Great addition to the series - we loved it!

    Glad to have a holiday-themed book in Numeroff's collection! Great book - our 2 year old loves it and we don't mind reading it over and over again.

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  • Posted November 2, 2008

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    Fun Winter Book

    This book takes place in the winter with great seasonal pictures, therefore I think it is a super book for the month of December. The little mouse is so demanding and the boy is very patient. The friendship between the two characters is an interesting one. One demanding and one accomidating.This series of stories are great and show cause and effect in an extreme manner. This book was fun and a page turner. I think that readers will want to find out what could possible happen next. This book entices readers to want to read the entire series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2002

    4 of 4

    I liked this story. It was good to see the infamous mouse return to the series, but for some reason it didn't have the same feel as a Give series. Maybe I just miss the home-feel to it, but I wouldn't say no to another Take book though.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2001

    A Worthy Christmas Variation of If You Give a Moose a Muffin

    Children benefit from stories with predictability. They also need stories that expand their imaginations. If You Take a Mouse to the Movies provides plenty of both. If you have read the other wonderful stories that precede this one by Felicia Bond, you will quickly recognize the theme. One thing leads to another . . . and pretty soon you are back at the beginning. In this case, the sequence is from movies to popcorn, to strings of popcorn as an ornament, to a Christmas tree, to snowman, to carrot, to fort, to snowball fight, to being cold, to blanket, to Christmas carols, to radio, to singing along, to making Christmas tree ornaments, to popcorn strung as an ornament, . . . and on to a movie. The beauty of these stories is that they take the perspective of a parent, older sibling, or other older person. This is a hard perspective for a child to appreciate . . . except in these stories. Intuitively, your child will recognize her or his many demands and how they build up on the provider. The result may be to help create a child's perception with a better sense of self-imposed limits. The long-suffering expression on the boy's face as he helps the mouse surely will create sympathy. I also like the way this book helps children see the connections among things, ideas, and actions. Learning to identify natural systems is a good thinking skill to develop. The repetition is desirable from another perspective. There are fewer words to learn as a beginning reader. The humor makes it fun to reread the book, which can lead to memorizing it faster, which leads to learning to read it sooner. The illustrations are particularly fine in their color and clarify. They set a wonderful mood of positive adventure for your child. After you have finished enjoying the story for about the 100th time, I suggest that you and your child or grandchild try your hand at writing and illustrating a similar kind of story. The challenges of extending a string of actions and items to reconnect with the beginning will enhance the perceptual benefits that can be gained from this fine book. What goes around, comes around. Donald Mitchell, co-author of The Irresistible Growth Enterprise and The 2,000 Percent Solution

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2000

    This book is great

    My two year old son loves this book..the rhythm of the story and the pictures...he received If You Give a Mouse a Cookie last year for Christmas and we just had to run out and pick up the other 2 books too. When I ran across this new one in the bookstore I snapped it right up!

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