If You Give a Moose a Muffin
by Laura Numeroff
If you give a moose a muffin, watch out! He's going to ask for jam to go with it. And, of course, one muffin is never enough for a big, hungry moose - so he'll want more. When he's eaten all your muffins, he'll want to make some more. That means a visit to the store to get more muffin mix; and since it's cold outside, he'll want to borrow a sweater; and since the sweater has a button loose, he'll need a needle and thread... and, with one fantastic idea leading to another, he'll want to stage a puppet show.
In the end, the house is a shambles, and the little boy who supplied the muffins, and all the other stuff, is exhausted. But our enthusiastic moose is all set to go a second round!
If you give a child this book, he's going to laugh uproariously, and ask for more such funny stories. And the author gladly obliges. This is one of a series of "If You Give..." books, all exploring the hilarious consequences of innocuous acts of kindness - for example, if you give a mouse a cookie or if you give a pig a pancake.
If you're looking for bedtime stories for kids, this one's a sure winner. Parents and children will delight in the comic complications that follow when an accommodating boy plays host to a goofy, gregarious moose. Adults can use the story to teach kids valuable lessons about choices and consequences. Use it, too, to launch a discussion on how far one should go to oblige others and when to say "no".
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