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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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What's more fun than spending Christmas with your family and Mouse, of course! The creators of the #1 New York Times best-selling If You Give...Book series have brought their stories, recipes, songs, games, and activities to this deluxe edition of IF YOU TAKE A MOUSE TO THE MOVIES—a perfect way for families to celebrate the holidays together.

Overview

What's more fun than spending Christmas with your family and Mouse, of course! The creators of the #1 New York Times best-selling If You Give...Book series have brought their stories, recipes, songs, games, and activities to this deluxe edition of IF YOU TAKE A MOUSE TO THE MOVIES—a perfect way for families to celebrate the holidays together.

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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

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, 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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