If You Give a Moose a Muffin

If You Give a Moose a Muffin


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Moose makes his debut in this picture book in the beloved #1 New York Times bestselling If You Give... series!

If a big hungry moose comes to visit, you might give him a muffin to make him feel at home. If you give him a muffin, he'll want some jam to go with it. When he's eaten all your muffins, he'll want to go to the store to get some more muffin mix.

In this hilarious sequel to the beloved If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, the young host is again run ragged by a surprise guest. Young readers will delight in the comic complications that follow when a little boy entertains a gregarious moose.

This classic book is the perfect gift for young readers who like to giggle.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060244057
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/30/1991
Series: If You Give...
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 32,415
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: AD590L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Laura Numeroff is the New York Times bestselling 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 lives in Los Angeles, California, and is involved with several children’s charities, including First Book. You can visit her online at www.lauranumeroff.com.

Felicia Bond is both writer and illustrator of Tumble Bumble, The Day It Rained Hearts, the Poinsettia books, and many others. She painted the art for numerous other award-winning books, including those in the much loved If You Give . . . series and the contemporary classic Big Red Barn. She lived for many years in New York and currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.



Brentwood, California

Date of Birth:

July 14, 1953

Place of Birth:

Brooklyn, New York


B.F.A. with honors, Pratt Institute, 1975; attended Parsons College, 1975

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If You Give a Moose a Muffin 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
kmsmith13 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Laura Joffe Numeroff is one of my favorite authors. Her books are so cute and keep students interested. The illustrations are also always very detailed and colorful. This story is about a moose who wants a muffin, and then that leads him to wanting many more things. This book doesn't really have anything educational in it, but it is definitely a book that students would enjoying reading as a special treat.
onyx95 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If a moose eats a muffin, he¿ll want jam, and then more. He might get cold and need a sweater, that may make him think of sock puppets. To put on a puppet show, he¿ll need to make the scenery, if he scares himself it may knock over the paints he was using. He will clean it up with a sheet, while hanging the on the clothesline, he will see the blackberry bush that reminds him of the wonderful jam, then he might want another muffin.This is a good picture book that runs the story into a loop. The loop show consequences to actions taken and how one thing leads to another. This is a good series for the purpose of showing how the things we do effect so many other things in our lives. Easy read for a quick story with a moral and the kids enjoy all the trouble the pig finds to get into.
Katie20 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a book about a Moose and his desire for a muffin. The book talks about how if yoy give a moose a muffin then you will have to get him jam to go with his muffin. Then you will have to give him more and more muffins. After all of the muffins are gone, you will have to go get some more and the muffin will want to go withyou. He will then need a sweater. After he puts on the sweater he notices the button is missing. He wants to fix the sweater. Then he will want to make sock puppets. He will then need cardboard and paints. This is for the scenary for the puppet show. He goes on and on bothering the young boy. He will then all over again want more muffins. This is a great book for young children and it has great pictures.
Carolina500 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It has good big pictures! humorous!
KFBruck on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
After reading "If you give a mouse a cookie" we read this book to see if we noticed a pattern in the stories. The kids loved it and even began reciting and predicting the events to come next in the book.
skc004 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If You Give A Moose A Muffin begins with a boy giving a very hungry moose a muffin. He wants to come inside for some of the homemade blackberry jam to put on his muffin. The story continues as the hungry hungry moose wants more and more muffins along with other things! It's a silly story that will engaged children with thought and laughter.
cindyzhou2010 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
the moose is funny when the boy gives him a muffin, then he says he want some jam,then he say want more and more and more, until there is no more. then he want to buy some more.
dangerlibearian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If you give a moose a muffin then he wants jam and all sorts of other things in the end all he wants again is a muffin. Love the illustration of the moose holding his change purse and moose in a sweater!!
sweetiegherkin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This imaginative picture book follows all the unlikely adventures that could happen if you feed a moose a muffing ... with homemade blackberry jam, of course! The whimsical illustrations with their fun little details accompany the story perfectly -- and watch out for the cameo of the mouse that started the whole series. This is the kind of book to easily delight either boys or girls.
librisissimo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
SEE 'If you give a mouse a cookie.'
whitneyharrison on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book takes you trough what would happen if you gave a moose a muffin. Students could have a lot of fun making up their own story using this example of sequence and how it is used.
ejhamilton on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I liked this book, I like it because you can get your class to try and guess what is going to happen next after the moose gets his muffin and his jam, then he'll want ???
raizel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Cute book about the possible consequences of a moose's acquisition of a muffin: after increasingly chaotic results using the things you might need to accompany it, the final required object is a muffin. And we already know what that leads to.
momathwtk on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I did not find this book to be as humorous as it's predecessor, "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie". But, for children who are just developing their reading skills, the combination of new twists plus predictability is great.
ampitcher on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
i think this is a cute book to teach on cause and effect
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
Where Will Giving a Moose a Muffin Lead?   When you see a moose out your kitchen window, you might be tempted to give him a muffin.  That is, of course, a nice gesture.  But can you really eat a muffin without jam?  And that jam might make a mess, and then who knows where that might lead.  Somehow, I think it will be a fun tale (or is that tail).   Once again, this imaginative author has written a good that is fun.  The progression is pretty wild, but it also seems logical as you are going along.  The illustrations are wonderful as well and really help tell the story, which is told in just a couple of sentences on a page.   The wild imagination is great for all ages, but kids especially will enjoy seeing where things lead.  Pick this up today and see just what feeding a moose might get you into.
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We have read this book so many times my son has memorized it. Every time someone new comes to the house he wants to read it to them
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! Used this book for Pre-K and 1st grade...both grades loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 5 year old love all the "If you Give..." books.
bubblegumarshmalowstudios More than 1 year ago
This is an overall fantastic read! Younger children will love it! I do not recommend it to children over 8 years old because it is a bit short. But, other than that, kids will love it! There's just something about animals eating such American foods that sets off their imagination! Your toddler or younger child will be ecstatic about IF YOU GIVE A MOOSE A MUFFIN! I strongly recommend this story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought this book for our church nursery. The kids love it. They ask for it to be read over and over again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As with her other books in this series--If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,etc.--this book will be a real favorite with young readers. As children watch the progression of the story line, they can empathize with the moose's need to get his muffin and get things right. From the humorous situation with a torn sweater to mess resulting from the preparations for the puppet show to the need for a nap after an exhausting day, the story builds to its inevitable conclusion. The colorful illustrations, uncluttered pages, and simple vocabulary make it a fun read for parents as well as the children they read to.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago