These silly picture books are perfect for all young children from preschoolers through the primary grades! You and your children will love the funny interactions between the characters. A few of her stories are sweet tales about family life. All of the books contain predictable text and clear picture clues that make them great for children just beginning to read independently. Most books only have one sentence on each page. They will love to reread them many times (or listen to them read aloud by you). In the “If You Give” series, be sure to play up the cause and effect, as well as the silliness of the events! Sometimes, I feel like I live in one of her stories because there are days I feel like I’m going in circles…

If You Give a Mouse a CookieIf You Give a Mouse a Cookie
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.

 

If You Give a Moose a MuffinIf You Give a Moose a Muffin
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.

 

If You Give a Pig a PancakeIf You Give a Pig a Pancake
If you give a pig a pancake, she’ll want some syrup to go with it. You’ll give her some of your favourite maple syrup, and she’ll probably get all sticky, so she’ll want to take a bath. She’ll ask you for some bubbles. When you give her the bubbles…