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If You Give a Cat a Cupcake

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by Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond
     
 

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If you give a cat a cupcake, he'll ask for some sprinkles to go with it. When you give him the sprinkles, he might spill some on the floor. Cleaning up will make him hot, so you'll give him a bathing suit . . . and that's just the beginning!

The lovable cat who first appeared in If You Give a Pig a Party now has his very own book! Written in the

Overview

If you give a cat a cupcake, he'll ask for some sprinkles to go with it. When you give him the sprinkles, he might spill some on the floor. Cleaning up will make him hot, so you'll give him a bathing suit . . . and that's just the beginning!

The lovable cat who first appeared in If You Give a Pig a Party now has his very own book! Written in the tradition of the bestselling If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond's newest story will show everyone that Cat is where it's at!

Editorial Reviews

The pair that educated us with If You Give a Pig a Party and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie return with another four-legged conundrum. Everybody knows that if you give a cat a cupcake, he'll ask you for sprinkles to top it…and when you give a cat some sprinkles, we all know what happens: He spills them…. And, needless to say, this entertaining story goes on from there.
Publishers Weekly

If you give an adorable gray kitten a supporting role in a popular series, he'll cry out for a lead-and thus, this latest entry from Numeroff and Bond, which features a cat that first appeared in If You Give a Pig a Party. Like its predecessors, the story bubbles with cascading "if... then" silliness: a girl's granting of a cupcake, for example, leads to a request for sprinkles, which causes a mess; cleaning up gets the cat overheated, which prompts a trip to the beach, and so forth. Some of the connections feel forced even for this series (a ride on a merry-go-round whale inspires a wish to go to a science museum), but the vivacity of the drawings and pertness of the kitty protagonist make up for the shortcomings. Besides, a lot of the series' appeal can be credited to the competency and ingenuity of the various human enablers in the books. While sometimes baffled by the goings-on, the girl in these pages is able to roll with the punches-unlike many adults. Final art not seen by PW. Ages 3-7. (Oct.)

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2

This story begins with a girl, a cat that originally appeared in Numeroff's If You Give a Pig a Party (HarperCollins, 2005), and a cupcake. The cat asks for some sprinkles, and naturally, they spill on the floor. Cleaning them up makes the cat hot, so he asks for a bathing suit, and hijinks ensue. The resulting series of events leads the protagonist and the cat to the beach, into a boat, through an amusement park, and eventually back to the sprinkles and another cupcake. The familiar madcap illustrations contrast a gleefully mischievous gray cat with a bemused blond girl. The tone is wry, and the story features the zany childhood logic of the earlier titles by this creative team. The concept is beginning to wear thin, but the book will be popular among fans of the series.-Rachael Vilmar, Eastern Shore Regional Library, Salisbury, MD

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060283247
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/30/2008
Series:
If You Give... Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
27,040
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.32(d)
Lexile:
AD440L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

A New York Times bestselling children's book author, Laura Numeroff is best known for the series based on her book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.

Other favorites in the series include If You Take a Mouse to the Movies, which was on the New York Times Children's Best Seller list for five months—nine weeks at number one; If You Give a Pig a Pancake, which was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show three times and was recommended by Oprah's first kids' book club; and If You Give a Dog a Donut, If You Give a Pig a Party, If You Give a Moose a Muffin, as well as many other favorites.

When not writing, Laura takes French lessons, reads to children in hospitals, and considers herself a book and movie fanatic. She is also an avid animal lover.

Felicia Bond is the illustrator of numerous books for children, including the internationally bestselling books in the If You Give . . . series that started with the beloved If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.

Other favorites in the series include If You Take a Mouse to the Movies, which was on the New York Times Children's Best Seller list for five months—nine weeks at number one; If You Give a Pig a Pancake, which was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show three times and was recommended by Oprah's first kids' book club; and If You Give a Dog a Donut, If You Give a Pig a Party, If You Give a Moose a Muffin, as well as many other favorites.

Felicia is also the author and illustrator of the Poinsettia books, The Day It Rained HeartsThe Halloween Play, and Tumble Bumble. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Brentwood, California
Date of Birth:
July 14, 1953
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, New York
Education:
B.F.A. with honors, Pratt Institute, 1975; attended Parsons College, 1975
Website:
http://www.lauranumeroff.com

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have read the other books in the series, you know how cute they are. My kids loved this book! They saw it in the store and went crazy. I like these little books so I had to get it for them. I got it along with three other books: Bats at the Library; Runny Babbit; and Pumpkin Guts, Tater Eyes, and Other Tasty Treats.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This series is really imaginative and very well received by all the children I know. While 'If You Give A Mouse A Cookie' is still my favorite, this latest addition is a close second. I applaud the longevity of the series and the freshness that is still there today for all these books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Laura Numeroff has created the most fun predictable books for young readers. Her 1st, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, is a classic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book for my grandson for Christmas. I is a beginner reader and this is a very good book for him to read on his own.
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My kids love reading this funny story. It is a great book for all ages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book is fun to read to your children. It also teaches a great lesson and leads easily into discussion about boundaries.
mom-of-2nj More than 1 year ago
The 'if you give' book series is really nice. I have two two and a half year olds. We have five of the books from this series and my two love all of them. The pictures are bright and colorful but relatively simple. The story is cute and they look forward to each page to see what will happen even though we've read these a million times and they know all the endings. Sometimes series can lack after the first one or two but I think this group is pretty nice throughout. Another I like is if you give a moose a muffin. It's a nice size book. My son loves to hold books under his arm and this one is just the right size. It's not too long for reading at bedtime but long enough to tell a little simple story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My one year old just loves her "cake" book. We read it pretty much everyday and she never tires of it. I have to admit I do not mind reading it every day either, like you do with some childrens books. It is a really cute story which, in a very suitable way, teaches children about consequences. Nothing bad happens to anyone or anything negative, it just shows how our actions affect outcomes and one thing leads to another. It does so in such a cute and appropriate way and not at all heavy handed. My daughter even makes cute noises at certain points in the story so it can be interactive as well. We also have the matching cat stuffed animal.
newbethlibrarian More than 1 year ago
The Numeroff/Bond team does it again with a charming story of cause and effect, beginning and ending with giving a cat a cupcake. Children love predicting what will happen next and giggle at the illustrations. A worthy purchase.
DenimDiva More than 1 year ago
From my sister-in-law "Gannon just loved them...he told my parents about reading the bible! He got into trouble one night and we sent him to his room. I could hear him making some noise and asked him what he was doing and he shouted "I'm reading the bible!" too funny! I couldn't say it any better
wpark34 More than 1 year ago
I started buying these when my kids were young and so far have the entire collection. i buy the new ones now just to have them, my kids are too old now for them but for me they still are fun to read!
ddewer More than 1 year ago
She has added a number of cute and adorable stories to go with this theme. My children and I get excited everytime she comes out with a new one. The stories are funny and cute. The pictures are colorful, adorable and make you giggle. These are excellent stories and I recommend them for anyone that has children or grandchildren. You will fall in love with this and all the other stories in this line!
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romantictrav More than 1 year ago
This book is good for small children and pre-readers. As the child learns, this book will be good for them to practice their reading. Not as good as the other "If you give..." books.
smc1020 More than 1 year ago
The series of IF YOU GIVE books are awesome for kids. It helps teach them the concept of sequence, action and consequence, in a fun and entertaining manner. Great gift for the very young and young.
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2000 More than 1 year ago
I can't tell you how many times I have read the books from this series. My children love to have them read to them and they will carry them around and read them over and over. Thank you for this great reading experience.
mloCA More than 1 year ago
I never heard from the mom of the child I sent it to, I sure hope he enjoys it. Thanks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
an enjoyable book
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