If You Take a Mouse to School
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If You Take a Mouse to School

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by Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond
     
 

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If you take a mouse to school, he'll ask you for your lunchbox. When you give him your lunchbox, he'll want a sandwich. then he'll need a notebook and some pencils...

The famous mouse from the New York Times #1 bestselling If You Take a Mouse to the Movies and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is back in time for the first day of school. Besides

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If you take a mouse to school, he'll ask you for your lunchbox. When you give him your lunchbox, he'll want a sandwich. then he'll need a notebook and some pencils...

The famous mouse from the New York Times #1 bestselling If You Take a Mouse to the Movies and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is back in time for the first day of school. Besides doing a little math and spelling a word or two, Mouse creates chaos with a messy science experiment, builds a little mouse house for himself out of blocks, and writes his very own first book. It's never been more fun to go to school!

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Bringing a plucky mouse to school isn't the wisest idea, no matter how much fun it might seem. Thankfully, the bestselling duo of author Laura Numeroff and illustrator Felicia Bond -- creators of If You Take a Mouse to the Movies and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie -- have teamed up to show us the hijinks a whiskered school guest could cause.

Starting with asking for your lunchbox, this critter is set for mischief. The feisty mouse asks for a snack for later (cookies of course), a notebook, and pencils, and wants "to share your backpack, too." After he arrives at school, the pushy classmate tries his hand (make that paw) at math and writing on the blackboard, afterward whipping up a messy, pink science experiment and building a "little mouse house" from blocks. The schooltime antics don't stop there, but a busy mouse tends to get hungry after so much playtime. Naturally his snack is in the lunchbox, which is stored "in a safe place" with his new picture book inside.

Following the whimsical style of their previous books, Numeroff and Bond have done it again. Their high-adrenaline mouse will have readers cheering while their eyes comb the illustrations for extra nibbles of fun. Although the book's main human character looks positively exhausted at the end, we can only holler for more of the little guy with the huge school spirit. Matt Warner

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060283285
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/16/2002
Series:
If You Give... Series
Edition description:
First
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
68,696
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.32(d)
Lexile:
AD190L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

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.

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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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If You Take a Mouse to School 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
BDonnelly321 More than 1 year ago
I take this book with me all the time, as I am a substitute teacher. Children love this book, and I can easily read it to a kindergarten class all the way up to a third grade class. I love all of the Numeroff books, and I am looking forward to more from her.
jacko93 More than 1 year ago
If You Take A Mouse To School is a book that will catch a kids attention. Felicia Bond drew really bright pictures and was very creative with her illustrations. Everything the author was saying matched really well with the illustrations. Laura Numeroff was a good author, but the writing was too short and simple, it needs more detail. This book is mostly entertaining because of the illustrations. Overall, I do not recommend this book because children would not be excited by the story, only by the illustrations.
manda_bear84 More than 1 year ago
This book, along with Laura Numeroff's other books, is excellent. It was a great book to use on the first day of school in my classroom.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
A wonderful book! Kids like me would love this book for a gift.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Similar to the other Mouse books, kids really like it because it shows how things can easily get out of control. Great childrens humor book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story is so fun for kids that they'll be wanting to bring mice of their own to school. The pictures are great and make you want to laugh! Definitely recommended!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found "If You Take a Mouse to School" very fun, as did my children. The illustrations are what really make this book so good."
Guest More than 1 year ago
The enormously popular "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie" picture book has proved to have tremendous staying power, and so, naturally enough, it spawned the sequels "If You Give A Moose A Muffin," "If You Give A Pig A Pancake," and "If You Take A Mouse To The Movies." Each features the same chain-reaction story structure, with varying degrees of success. Can lightning strike a fourth time with the new "If You Take A Mouse To School"? Sticking with the silent little mouse protagonist is a sure-footed first step, as is the story-rich school setting. After all, what better location to help young ones identify with the mouse's enthusiastic antics?
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was presented to 60 Early Childhood Staff. The overall response was an enjoyment for this story. Enjoyed it.... Thanks