Julia Raucci’s Book Review #4: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

This is one of the most adorable book I’ve ever read. The book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, written by Laura Joffe Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond, is colorful, understandable, and teaches a wonderful lesson about being happy with what you have.

The theme of this book is about being happy with what you have. This is an important lesson to teach all children, but specifically children in kindergarten and first grade. The plot takes you along with a mouse who has a cookie. The cookie is just not enough for the mouse, so he asks for a glass of milk. After the milk he asks for another thing and another thing and another thing! I think this is an important book to teach our young children, especially in this generation and upcoming generations where we are in the world of technology. Everything is fast paced, constantly moving, and children get bored easily. It is important to teach them to be grateful for what you have because when you don’t have it, you might want it again. Appreciate the little things (and big things!) in life and don’t take anything in your life for granted.

The pictures in this book are vibrant and bold. Accompanied by a green background, our protagonist, the mouse, is seen next to a giant cookie, a giant cup of milk, and so on and so forth. The illustrations add a bit of humor into this picture book and are sure to keep young children captivated throughout the whole book.

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