If You Take a Mouse to the Movies
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If You Take a Mouse to the Movies

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by Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond
     
 

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 Mouse is back for the holidays! A first sequel to If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, starring Mouse!

The famous little mouse from the children's classic If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is back in another irresistible tale full of holiday antics. This time, if you take him to the movies, he'll ask you for some popcorn. If you give him the popcorn,

Overview

 Mouse is back for the holidays! A first sequel to If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, starring Mouse!

The famous little mouse from the children's classic If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is back in another irresistible tale full of holiday antics. This time, if you take him to the movies, he'll ask you for some popcorn. If you give him the popcorn, he'll want to string it all together. Then he'll want to hang it on a Christmas tree.

In the fourth in this mega–selling series, Felicia Bond and Laura Numeroff have created another high–energy story featuring the adorable and demanding mouse that has delighted millions of readers.

Ages 10+

Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
The creators of one of the most successful children's book series ever produced -- the writer-illustrator team of Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond -- continue their If You Give A... series with yet another exploration of whimsical creatures -- a pushy mouse in this case -- and arbitrary whims. If You Take a Mouse to the Movies follows the same formula Numeroff has used in the previous books by showing how a single demand can snowball into a long list of exhausting needs. But this time out there is a Christmas theme and plenty of holiday hijinks to heighten the fun.

The language is simple but lively, lending itself well to being read aloud. The accompanying illustrations are both colorful and vivid, with plenty of details to keep curious young eyes busy as they seek out details mentioned in the story. It's a fun way for children to grasp the idea that their own demands may be taxing at times. And as an added incentive (not that one is needed), a portion of the royalties from If You Take a Mouse to the Movies benefit First Book, a national nonprofit organization for the promotion of children's literacy.

--Beth Amos

Publishers Weekly
Actor Jason Alexander reads Laura Numeroff's story in the If You Take a Mouse to the Movies Book and Tape set, which includes a paper-over-board mini-book edition, illus. by Felicia Bond, and music by Sarah Weeks "Mouse's Twelve Days of Christmas" and a medley of favorite Christmas songs. (Oct.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
That persistent, tireless, but lovable little mouse of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is back. Taking him to the movies at Christmastime leads to demands for a tree, a snowman, a fort, a rest with Christmas carols, and after the decoration of the tree, another trip to the movies. The simple progression of events is told with succinct humor and in the equally simple colored illustrations. Bond provides just the needed details to amplify the text and add decorative qualities of the season—the snowflake pattern of a cozy blanket, a work surface covered with glitter, and ornaments across a double page. Our irresistible mouse hero in red overalls cavorts with the popcorn on the endpapers and throughout the holiday adventure. 2000, Laura Geringer/HarperCollins Publishers, $15.95. Ages 3 to 7. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060278670
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Series:
If You Give... Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)
Lexile:
AD240L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 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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If You Take a Mouse to the Movies 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great mouse book. My daughter, who learned to read with these books, is now getting them for her kids.
MomFromAustin More than 1 year ago
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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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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I bought this book for my 3 yr old daughter and she loves it almost as much as the other books that are written in this format-If you.....It's very well written and keeps her attention, which is very hard to do!
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This book is cute for the Christmas season, but not great compared to some of the others in the series. There is less 'connection' between the things that the mouse asks for and therefore, the story is far less enjoyable for me to read. Lets face it, if i've got to read a story 500 times, i want to be able to enjoy it as much as my son. My personal favorite is still If You Give a Moose a Muffin.
lynnCrandall More than 1 year ago
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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Guest More than 1 year ago
its aboult a mouse that gos to the movies and asks for a lot of things like popcorn and much more. i liket it because the mouse is very funny.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I think it is so great for anyone in education, teachers, student teachers (like myself). It really hits on the cause and effect relationship, and it is a great way to teach children. In fact, we are teaching a lesson on the book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Kids really seem to enjoy these books. It is a great way to involve a lesson! I read this book to the children at my day care center during Christmas time, and they just absolutely loved it! I think adults will love reading them as well!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Numeroff has created an addictive series. This most recent one is not as endearing as the previous books, but is still enjoyable. My infant daughter recognizes the sing-song style of Numeroff's books.