If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is a story about a generous boy sharing a cookie with a mouse. By sharing the cookie, the boy started a chain of events that keeps him busy all day. Children find the story humorous and can identify the wants and needs of the mouse. As a teacher, I would have students (lower grades) to create a sequencing map or have students act out each part and determine the placement of each part. For the higher grades, I will use this story to introduce cause and effect, which students can apply to other subjects and real world experiences.
Reading Level: Lexile AD410L
While looking for an audiobook in the library overdrive, I found this book. Every Christmas, my kitchen becomes a baking mecca. We bake cookies and make candies, learn chemistry and package up the goodies to distribute to those who love the goodies. I took longer to get through this book as I was marking so many of the recipes to make later (Christmas). This is definitely going to be borrowed again.
I won this fabulous looking romance story that more than met my expectations with sparks from the opening pages, and I immediately fell in love with snarky Iris and humorous, teasing Carter as they share a bumpy road and some bruises, traveling to the happy ever after ending.
The author pointed out that she made these style cookies because she could do this on weekends and refrigerate or freeze the cookies and make them anytime for her family.
I love to bake and one of my fondest memories was making cookies with my mother, but she only baked in winter. She never baked cookies any other time. I try to make cookies anytime the mood strikes. We have a nice mixer (generous present from my friends/sisters) and I always have the necessary items for cookie baking. My girls love to bake, too and these will be great cookies to make with my girls.