Happy Easter, Mouse! (If You Give... Series)

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Join Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie as he tries to figure out who's leaving Easter eggs all over his house!

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Overview

Join Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie as he tries to figure out who's leaving Easter eggs all over his house!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Joyce Rice
Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is back to help our young readers find out who is hiding Easter eggs in his house. On the night before Easter, Mouse decorates some eggs to put in his Easter basket. The eggs are in all colors and all kinds of patterns. When Mouse wakes up on Easter morning, he finds that someone has left painted eggs all over his house, but they are not the eggs he decorated the night before. There are blue eggs under the rocking chair, red eggs on the counter, and green eggs on the table. The mystery is solved when Bunny pops out from behind the stash of eggs that Mouse has gathered. Children have fallen in love with Mouse and have followed his antics through the series of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and will be delighted to find this Easter adventure in their baskets on Easter morning or on their library shelves. Numeroff and Bond make a creative team in words and drawings for these young readers. Be sure this title is in your child's basket on Easter morning. Other titles in this series include If You Take a Mouse to the Movies and If You Give a Moose a Muffin. Visit the author's webpage for a complete listing of her books and to listen to an interview with the author (lauranumeroff.com). Reviewer: Joyce Rice
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780694014224
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/26/2010
  • Series: If You Give... Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 31,048
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 6.46 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Laura Numeroff

Laura Numeroff is the author of many books for young readers in addition to the If You Give . . . series, including The Chicken Sisters and Laura Numeroff's 10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster. She loves to play tennis and travel and lives in Los Angeles, California. A portion of her royalties will be donated to First Book, a national nonprofit organization that promotes children's literacy.

Laura Numeroff, autora de numerosos libros para niños, entre los que se incluye la conocida serie Si le das . . . , The Chicken Sister y Laura Numeroff's 10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster. Vive en Los Angeles, California, donde le encanta montar a caballo, leer biografías y jugar con sus mascotas. Parte de las regalías obtenidas por este libro serán donadas a First Book, una organización nacional sin ánimo de lucro que promueve el amor por la lectura.

Felicia Bond is the illustrator of numerous books for children. In addition to the If You Give . . . series, she has also illustrated, among other titles, Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown and Little Porcupine's Christmas by Joseph Slate. She's the author and illustrator of the Poinsettia books, The Day It Rained Hearts, The Halloween Play, and Tumble Bumble. An avid animal lover, reader, and cook, she lived for many years in New York and currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Felicia Bond ha ilustrado muchos libros para niños. Aparte de la conocida serie Si le das . . . , también ha ilustrado Big Red Barn por Margaret Wise Brown y Little Porcupine's Christmas por Joseph Slate. Es la autora e ilustradora de los libros Poinsettia: The Day It Rained Hearts, The Halloween Play y Tumble Bumble. Le encantan los animales, los libros al igual que cocinar. Vivió en Nueva York durante muchos años, y ahora vive en Austin, Texas, y Santa Fé, Nuevo México.

Biography

If you give a series-prone author an inch, she'll take a mile -- and fortunately for fans of Laura Numeroff's books, she took her concept and is still running with it. Her aphoristic animal stories show what happens when you give a little something ... and get a big list of follow-up requests.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and its companion titles have become favorites not only of parents, but of teachers who like the books' visual elements and domino-effect storylines. Numeroff's other popular titles, What Mommies Do Best/What Daddies Do Best and What Grandpas Do Best/What Grandmas Do Best, are loving paeans to activities shared with adults.

A would-be fashion designer who grew up in Brooklyn and now lives in California with a mini-menagerie of pets, Numeroff's stock in trade is her "silly imagination" and her love of animals. Her versatility as a storyteller has been enhanced by the fact that she works with different illustrators, though it also means that all Numeroff titles may not suit the same reader. Her anthropomorphic stories often capitalize on fantasy, but she also has a knack for rhyme, evident in particular in her books Dogs Don't Wear Sneakers and Chimps Don't Wear Glasses.

Numeroff doesn't seem to run out of ideas for ridiculous situations to put people and animals in, nor does she stop celebrating what's special about family relationships. This is what will keep readers coming back to her titles, series-oriented or not.

Good To Know

Numeroff says her parents instilled a love of science and stamp collecting in her as a child, and she has grown into a collector as an adult. Among her collections: stuffed animals, old photographs, autographed children's books, and Halloween masks.

As a teenager, Numeroff was inspired by her sister to become a fashion designer, leading to her attendance at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn for college. "Unfortunately," she says, "I hated everything about the fashion department and I couldn't sew to save my life!" Instead, she took a class on writing and illustrating books for children. Her first effort, about the tallest girl in the third grade, was sold before Numeroff graduated. (Amy for Short is now out of print.)

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    1. Also Known As:
      Laura Joffe Numeroff
    2. Hometown:
      Brentwood, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      July 14, 1953
    2. Place of Birth:
      Brooklyn, New York
    1. Education:
      B.F.A. with honors, Pratt Institute, 1975; attended Parsons College, 1975
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2011

    bland

    more of the same old. personaly my child has no interest in this book. sorry I bought it.

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  • Posted May 1, 2010

    Great for small children.

    I did not read the book personally but my 18 month old niece loves the book. It is durable, colorful and cute!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2010

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    Great book

    I love these books for my son during the different holidays. This is a much better choice then filling an Easter basket with candy. Books are great presents.

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