May I Please Have a Cookie? (Scholastic Reader Series: Level 1)

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In this Level 1 Scholastic Reader, Alfie learns that the best way to get a delicious cookie is to say please!

Alfie loves his mommy's cookies, and he wants one more than anything! But grabbing for one, fishing for one, and dressing up as a cookie inspector don't seem to work. His mommy says there is a better way. What is it?

Beginning readers will learn proper manners with Alfie as his mommy teaches him to ...

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Overview


In this Level 1 Scholastic Reader, Alfie learns that the best way to get a delicious cookie is to say please!

Alfie loves his mommy's cookies, and he wants one more than anything! But grabbing for one, fishing for one, and dressing up as a cookie inspector don't seem to work. His mommy says there is a better way. What is it?

Beginning readers will learn proper manners with Alfie as his mommy teaches him to say the magic words.

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Morris, Jennifer E. May I Please Have a Cookie? 2005. 32p. illus. Scholastic, paper, $3.99 (0-439-73819-9).
K–Gr. 1. For kids just starting to read, this cheerful title in the Scholastic Reader series is a combination of very simple sentences and bright, clear, colorful illustrations. Alligator Mommy is baking cookies. Alfie loves cookies, but when he tries to grab one, Mommy tells him to “think of a better way to get a cookie.” He comes up with three funny tricks to get his treat, but it isn't until he asks politely that Mommy gives him what he wants––along with a big hug. Kids will like the cozy story and the endearing alligator characters. They'll also enjoy the “Fluency Fun” page at the back, with a list of rhyming words to read aloud and a list of words to look for in the text. ––Hazel Rochman
Children's Literature - Janice DeLong
Alfie the alligator's mommy has just baked cookies and Alfie loves cookies. He loves their smell, their appearance, but most of all their taste. However, when the young reptile rudely grabs for the sweets still warm from the oven, his mommy takes that passionate moment to attempt to instill manners by asking her impulsive son if he knows of a better way to get a cookie. There follows ingenious and devious methods employed by the youngster to get his hands on the now iced temptations. From wearing a disguise to hoisting himself into a tree and lowering an arm of theft into the very kitchen window, Alfie meets with no success. Eventually dissolving in tears, the winsome child learns from his mom's patient and wise example just how he should go about getting the tender morsel. Beginning readers will enjoy the antics of the little fellow while identifying with his plight. Simple vocabulary and expressive pictures enable the first or second grader to achieve the goal of reading on his or her own while learning of love, patience, creativity, and etiquette. A memorable activity to culminate this brief story would be cookie baking, while humor could be added by role playing. This book is at level one of the "Beginning Reader" series. Reviewer: Janice DeLong
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439738194
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Series: Scholastic Reader Series: Level 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 138,577
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 250L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.15 (d)

Meet the Author


Jennifer is an award winning illustrator and children’s book author. She authored and illustrated the bestselling MAY I PLEASE HAVE A COOKIE? and PLEASE WRITE BACK. She lives in Massachusetts with her family, but you can visit her at www.jemorris.com
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  • Posted January 2, 2013

    Super adorable illustrations accompany this imaginative story ab

    Super adorable illustrations accompany this imaginative story about a little alligator that wants a cookie. Little Alfie tries everything to get a cookie, but his mom keeps saying no.

    Finally, with a little help from mom, he figures out that he needs to say please.

    The best part about this story were the illustrations. They were absolutely fantastic, and perfect for the age level. The word choices were simple and the text was nice and large to make identifying letters and words easier for beginning readers. There were just a few words to each page, making it a nice length and not too intimidating for a child that is just learning to read.

    Sometimes I feel like children's books get a little too preachy and try to teach a lesson too often. Most of the time when my kids or I read a book, it is simply for entertainment. However, the clever ways that Alphie comes up with to get a cookie balance out the "lesson" of the book so that it doesn't come off as overly preachy.

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  • Posted March 26, 2012

    A wonderful little story - highly recommended

    This book is perfect for toddlers to kindergartners who are learning how to ask for something. The drawings are colorful, Alfie's initial attempts to get the cookies are funny, and it has a sweet end as he finally learns how to ask for a cookie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2012

    WONDERFUL!

    I used this book with both of my children. And now that they are older, I STILL say to them "Think of a BETTER way to ask." Cannot wait to share this with my grandchildren now!

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