It has been a few months since I posted a Saturday Morning for Kids, but I have been reading to my grandkids regularly. I decided it was time to get back to it.

This meme was started by Rae Longest at Powerful Women Readers. As I am a grandmother, who loves to read to her grandchildren, a mother who loved to read to and with her children, and a retired teacher librarian, this meme really attracted me. If you love children’s books, or have a favourite from your childhood, join us in introducing them to a new generation of readers. Feel free to use my logo above, but link back to my post as well.

This week when my grandkids were over, they found two books that my children loved and they enjoy as well. The kids laughed and I had to read each one twice.

767680If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (If You Give…) by Laura Joffe Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illustrator)

If a hungry little traveler shows up at your house, you might want to give him a cookie. If you give him a cookie, he’s going to ask for a glass of milk. He’ll want to look in a mirror to make sure he doesn’t have a milk mustache, and then he’ll ask for a pair of scissors to give himself a trim….

The consequences of giving a cookie to this energetic mouse run the young host ragged, but young readers will come away smiling at the antics that tumble like dominoes through the pages of this delightful picture book.


826584If You Give a Moose a Muffin (If You Give…) by Laura Joffe Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illustrator)

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 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.

There are several books in this series, and they are all a hoot.

  • If Give A Mouse A Cookie
  • If You Give a Moose a Muffin
  • If You Give a Pig a Party
  • If You Give A Pig a Pancake
  • If You Give a Cat a Cupcake
  • If Give A Dog A Donut 
  • If You Take a Mouse to the Movies
  • If You Take a Mouse to School/Time for School Mouse

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