If You Give a Mouse a Cookie ePUB ´ You Give a Mouse


If 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 trimThe 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 ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Book Lover By Jennifer Kaufman ❤ – 9facts.co.uk you might want to give him a cookie If you give him a cookie ❮Epub❯ ➣ Secret Delivery / Her 24-Hour Protector ➢ Author Delores Fossen – 9facts.co.uk 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 [BOOKS] ⚣ Kholodovs Last Mistress Author Kate Hewitt – 9facts.co.uk and then he ll ask for a pair of scissors to give himself a trimThe consequences of giving a cookie to this energetic mouse run the young host ragged ➿ Wicked Sinner (Regency Sinners 7) Gratuit ➶ Auteur Carole Mortimer – 9facts.co.uk but young readers will come away smiling at the antics that tumble like dominoes through the pages of this delightful picture book There s a good amount of happy nostalgia associated with this book for me, so, the bad is that it makes it hard for me to review this objectively, but, the good is that obviously I loved it when I was little And, I can still see why The illustrations are adorable and the absurdity of the antics of this helpful little mouse are delightful I can appreciate now the helpful actions of the mouse reflecting those of children who help mom in the kitchen i.e cooking breakfast while leaving a hu There s a good amount of happy nostalgia associated with this book for me, so, the bad is that it makes it hard for me to review this objectively, but, the good is that obviously I loved it when I was little And, I can still see why The illustrations are adorable and the absurdity of the antics of this helpful little mouse are delightful I can appreciate now the helpful actions of the mouse reflecting those of children who help mom in the kitchen i.e cooking breakfast while leaving a huge mess behind as well as the exhaustion that comes with taking care of something I also adore now and when I was little the scale of everything the mouse in relation to the cookie, the tiny box for the mouse to sleep in, etc All in all, a whole lot of fun If you give a mouse a cookie, he s probably going to poop all over your kitchen counter When s he s done pooping all over your kitchen counter, he ll probably take up residence in your pantry, invite his girlfriend over, and have himself a nice little family in a matter of weeks He s certainly NOT going to do all of the cute things that this book suggests.Last night I read this to my son and then tucked him and his fifteen stuffed animals one of which is most likely a mouse into bed Then I If you give a mouse a cookie, he s probably going to poop all over your kitchen counter When s he s done pooping all over your kitchen counter, he ll probably take up residence in your pantry, invite his girlfriend over, and have himself a nice little family in a matter of weeks He s certainly NOT going to do all of the cute things that this book suggests.Last night I read this to my son and then tucked him and his fifteen stuffed animals one of which is most likely a mouse into bed Then I went downstairs, spread a dollop of peanut butter on a mouse trap, and placed it on the kitchen counter 1 00 AM SNAP This morning I tossed the dead mouse into a trash bag and set another trap Tonight I will again read this book to my son and then we ll probably sing the Mighty Mouse theme song Last year when I was less skilled at setting mouse traps I was running around my driveway with a shovel trying to end the misery for a mouse who had nearly ripped his leg off trying to escape the trap My nosy neighbor, who was returning from picking his son up from school, asked me what was going on I explained that our house was infested with mice and I was on a mission that day to kill them all whether by trap, shovel, or bare hands His son didn t like the look on my face and turned to go into his house That s when I noticed his Mickey Mouse book bag and matching lunch box.Troy Patterson of Slate once said this A literal pest has become the cuddliest critter in the world, and that, to paraphrase Walter Matthau, exemplifies the worst aspects of marketing that make America great They are not cute They are not heroes They are the exact fucking opposite of that But I must say that my son really does like this book Who remembers this book Happy is as happy is Some books just bring back great memories If you give a mouse a cookie is the story of the perversity of desire, andparticularly the stunted pleasures of the bourgeoisie Written by the exquisite Laura Numeroff, in what can only be assumed was a violent passion for sterile aloofness from the society which she condemned, and a lust for concision which would socialize her treatise against the deadening wants, making it accessible to the masses I can imagine her, unbathed, ignorant of her own hunger and thirst, cutting every insigni If you give a mouse a cookie is the story of the perversity of desire, andparticularly the stunted pleasures of the bourgeoisie Written by the exquisite Laura Numeroff, in what can only be assumed was a violent passion for sterile aloofness from the society which she condemned, and a lust for concision which would socialize her treatise against the deadening wants, making it accessible to the masses I can imagine her, unbathed, ignorant of her own hunger and thirst, cutting every insignificant word in a Flaubertian frenzy for le mot juste The titular mouse is a scathing manifestation of our ruling, yet tirelessly servile, middle class his small figure manifests the smallness of our self worth, and the relative largesse of our smallest desires Every visible aspect of the overall clad hero hearkens us to the plight of the middle class in the late twentieth century The mouse, like man, is easily won over to new needs endlessly trying to fill the vacancy of his own heart, deadened by the loss of illusion, by the evaporation of virtue, and the brutal ennui of routine But as the significantly unnamed mouse usurps his pleasures and whims from his remote human benefactors, we too usurp our desires Whether from the conspicuous consumption of the upper classes, from the romantic visions of novels and television programming, or from the simple white noise of broadcast advertising, which we subconsciously mold into our own desires desires for things which we do not want Ren Girard identifies this parallel with chilling accuracy to our present condition The distance between Don Quixote and the petty bourgeois victim of advertising is not so great as romanticism would have us believe It is easy to replace bourgeois victim with our murine hero, raising to idolatry his search for false desires, which leads to a parodically circuitous odyssey of want Numeroff s story is one of deceptive simplicity, but with a jarring impact In less than three hundred words, she is captures the movement of emotion of her literary predecessors, primarily of French origin, though also hearkening back to the Homeric epics Proust, James, Balzac, Dickens are among Numeroff s literary forefathers, and her precision for language shows a heavy influence of Flaubert, contemporarily manifest in the logical exactitude of Truman Capote and Ernest Hemingway Take or example the opening sequenceIf you give a mouse a cookie,He s going to ask for a glass of milk.When you give him the milk, he ll probably ask you for a straw.When he s finished, he ll ask for a napkin.Then he will want to look in a mirror to make sure he doesn t have a milk mustache Immediately we are drawn into a contained cosmos of desire which is postulated in a hypothetical, though illustrated in an ever present reality While we are kept somewhat distanced from our mouselike counterpart by the conditional, we are drawn in by the seeming reality of the action, the omniscience of the narrator, an almost godly knowing, reminds us of a master Chess player, foreseeing the hero s moves, up to his ultimate epiphany, from the first line We are acquainted with the mouse with such immediacy, we feel we know him, we feel as though he is a part of us, or perhapsthan we are despite his size Though we are removed from the hero s consciousness, we feel he is both na ve of his circuitous desires, but also disturbingly manipulative This contradiction, this na vete matched with perturbing self possession, concerns the reader how aware am I of my own desires We are moved, our uncertainty of the hero s self awareness is never satisfied We observe the seeming na vete and it enlightens us to our own short commings of self awareness To see someone who does not see is the best way to be intensely aware of what he does not see argued Barthes, and it is precisely the salient power of If you give a mouse a cookie.The godless landscape of If you give a mouse a cookie is one marked by a total secularization of morality and gratification The parallels to our own secular society, in which we are diminished to figurative animals beasts of pure will driven in the vain effort for satiety of our animalistic desires Instead of a God, the world within the story is governed by a maternalistic handreminiscent of Neo Marxian doctrine of entitlement than it is to the classical Judeo Chrisitan rule of centuries past Instead of being ruled by virtue, or protagonist is ruled by the ever demanding want of his body Cookies, milk, soft bedding, but no time for self reflection, no orison nor even secular gratitude is shared by our profane hero We compare the mouse s struggle for want to the Defoe s struggle for need in Robinson Crusoe, and we are dismayed at the descent from virtue of our present day society, in which our vices and excesses have supplanted our virtues and reservations.In his gustatory pursuits, we observe his coy glances, his polite demeanor, but ultimately his ingratitude And what disturbs us as the reader is his humanlike disposition, his canny vanity, his concern with appearances and hygienic preoccupations, and his servility to routine His look into the pierglass is so human that one expects to see our diminutive friend the next time we check for our own milk mustaches the parodic symbol of self indulgence and minor fall from poise The vanity implicit in our h ros de rongeurs is startling parallel to our own fall from grace, manifest in Milton s Paradise Lost Despite his many pleasures, his many wants they are startlingly mundane to us, they are self serving but unambitious He foregoes the search for self discovery, for transcendent pleasure, for the pleasures of immediacy, which feed his vanity and his comfort His look into the mirror reveals to us a world of pleasures forgone, given up, in the vain restraints of society, with which he is disturbingly complicit His concern for his milk mustache, his imagined need for a haircut a purely imaginary need for our rodent friend, one which is purely vain and removed from true necessity, disturbs us, but warms us to him He is madehuman to us, but that is precisely the element which disturbs us and makes us question our own vain pursuits But our hero s desires are manifold What begins as a novel of unhealthy appetite of necessity and hunger, become a hunger for a higher appetite the hunger for the aestheticHe ll probably ask you to read him a story So you ll read him one from one of your books, and he ll ask to see the pictures When he looks at the pictures, he ll get so excited he ll want to draw one of his own He ll ask for paper and crayons What began as low hierarchical needs according to Maszlow , rises with expediency to needs of self realization in his pursuit for artistic expression This passage is the greatest drop of the mask of our narrator revealing her greater purpose to expose the mimetic nature of our deepest desires Upon hearing the story, which we imagine is the very story we are reading a classical representation of the meta literary play often attributed to post modern writers, and seeing the illustrations, he is moved by a previously unknown desire Due to the constrained world in which the narrative takes place a small house, presumably in the suburbs, a set manifestation of the class so brutally satirized we must consider this desire within the constraint of the story What moves our hero to request a bedtime story We can only assume it is a routine he has usurped from his benefactors, a further emulation of their posh lives which they take for granted The story is so moving to the mouse that he is immediately affected What author can claim artistic impulse in a void Certainly no contemporary author is without his or her literary influences Literature too is circuitous in its search for the truth every author seeks the answers behind his characters, behind his plot, behind the meaning of his life s work, but each author usurps his questions from his literary forefathers or foremothers Where is literature without Homer Without Sophocles or Plato, Plutarch The question we are never answered is what moved the unnamed author of the unknown bedtime story to write it We know only that our bourgeois protagonist seeks emulation of that art If you give a mouse a cookie ends with an almost Borgesian nihilismLooking at the refrigerator will remind him that he s thirsty so he ll ask for a glass of milk And chances are if he asks for a glass of milk, he s going to want a cookie to go with it Thus desire begets desire, begets desire the search for fulfillment is endless, and our hero is left always hungry for something new, but can never identify what that is We are left haunted by this children s story, but the foolishness of the petite protagonist, who wants big things but those big things seem very small to us It makes the reader turn in upon himself herself and wonder what do I want And what is the ultimate path of my wants Can I ever be fulfilled or am I resigned to the mazy route of routine desire Imagine waking up to realize the fruition of your ultimate desire is only the begetting ofdesires Desires of things which you only believe that you want Chilling

    ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Book Lover By Jennifer Kaufman ❤ – 9facts.co.uk you might want to give him a cookie If you give him a cookie ❮Epub❯ ➣ Secret Delivery / Her 24-Hour Protector ➢ Author Delores Fossen – 9facts.co.uk 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 [BOOKS] ⚣ Kholodovs Last Mistress Author Kate Hewitt – 9facts.co.uk and then he ll ask for a pair of scissors to give himself a trimThe consequences of giving a cookie to this energetic mouse run the young host ragged ➿ Wicked Sinner (Regency Sinners 7) Gratuit ➶ Auteur Carole Mortimer – 9facts.co.uk but young readers will come away smiling at the antics that tumble like dominoes through the pages of this delightful picture book There s a good amount of happy nostalgia associated with this book for me, so, the bad is that it makes it hard for me to review this objectively, but, the good is that obviously I loved it when I was little And, I can still see why The illustrations are adorable and the absurdity of the antics of this helpful little mouse are delightful I can appreciate now the helpful actions of the mouse reflecting those of children who help mom in the kitchen i.e cooking breakfast while leaving a hu There s a good amount of happy nostalgia associated with this book for me, so, the bad is that it makes it hard for me to review this objectively, but, the good is that obviously I loved it when I was little And, I can still see why The illustrations are adorable and the absurdity of the antics of this helpful little mouse are delightful I can appreciate now the helpful actions of the mouse reflecting those of children who help mom in the kitchen i.e cooking breakfast while leaving a huge mess behind as well as the exhaustion that comes with taking care of something I also adore now and when I was little the scale of everything the mouse in relation to the cookie, the tiny box for the mouse to sleep in, etc All in all, a whole lot of fun If you give a mouse a cookie, he s probably going to poop all over your kitchen counter When s he s done pooping all over your kitchen counter, he ll probably take up residence in your pantry, invite his girlfriend over, and have himself a nice little family in a matter of weeks He s certainly NOT going to do all of the cute things that this book suggests.Last night I read this to my son and then tucked him and his fifteen stuffed animals one of which is most likely a mouse into bed Then I If you give a mouse a cookie, he s probably going to poop all over your kitchen counter When s he s done pooping all over your kitchen counter, he ll probably take up residence in your pantry, invite his girlfriend over, and have himself a nice little family in a matter of weeks He s certainly NOT going to do all of the cute things that this book suggests.Last night I read this to my son and then tucked him and his fifteen stuffed animals one of which is most likely a mouse into bed Then I went downstairs, spread a dollop of peanut butter on a mouse trap, and placed it on the kitchen counter 1 00 AM SNAP This morning I tossed the dead mouse into a trash bag and set another trap Tonight I will again read this book to my son and then we ll probably sing the Mighty Mouse theme song Last year when I was less skilled at setting mouse traps I was running around my driveway with a shovel trying to end the misery for a mouse who had nearly ripped his leg off trying to escape the trap My nosy neighbor, who was returning from picking his son up from school, asked me what was going on I explained that our house was infested with mice and I was on a mission that day to kill them all whether by trap, shovel, or bare hands His son didn t like the look on my face and turned to go into his house That s when I noticed his Mickey Mouse book bag and matching lunch box.Troy Patterson of Slate once said this A literal pest has become the cuddliest critter in the world, and that, to paraphrase Walter Matthau, exemplifies the worst aspects of marketing that make America great They are not cute They are not heroes They are the exact fucking opposite of that But I must say that my son really does like this book Who remembers this book Happy is as happy is Some books just bring back great memories If you give a mouse a cookie is the story of the perversity of desire, andparticularly the stunted pleasures of the bourgeoisie Written by the exquisite Laura Numeroff, in what can only be assumed was a violent passion for sterile aloofness from the society which she condemned, and a lust for concision which would socialize her treatise against the deadening wants, making it accessible to the masses I can imagine her, unbathed, ignorant of her own hunger and thirst, cutting every insigni If you give a mouse a cookie is the story of the perversity of desire, andparticularly the stunted pleasures of the bourgeoisie Written by the exquisite Laura Numeroff, in what can only be assumed was a violent passion for sterile aloofness from the society which she condemned, and a lust for concision which would socialize her treatise against the deadening wants, making it accessible to the masses I can imagine her, unbathed, ignorant of her own hunger and thirst, cutting every insignificant word in a Flaubertian frenzy for le mot juste The titular mouse is a scathing manifestation of our ruling, yet tirelessly servile, middle class his small figure manifests the smallness of our self worth, and the relative largesse of our smallest desires Every visible aspect of the overall clad hero hearkens us to the plight of the middle class in the late twentieth century The mouse, like man, is easily won over to new needs endlessly trying to fill the vacancy of his own heart, deadened by the loss of illusion, by the evaporation of virtue, and the brutal ennui of routine But as the significantly unnamed mouse usurps his pleasures and whims from his remote human benefactors, we too usurp our desires Whether from the conspicuous consumption of the upper classes, from the romantic visions of novels and television programming, or from the simple white noise of broadcast advertising, which we subconsciously mold into our own desires desires for things which we do not want Ren Girard identifies this parallel with chilling accuracy to our present condition The distance between Don Quixote and the petty bourgeois victim of advertising is not so great as romanticism would have us believe It is easy to replace bourgeois victim with our murine hero, raising to idolatry his search for false desires, which leads to a parodically circuitous odyssey of want Numeroff s story is one of deceptive simplicity, but with a jarring impact In less than three hundred words, she is captures the movement of emotion of her literary predecessors, primarily of French origin, though also hearkening back to the Homeric epics Proust, James, Balzac, Dickens are among Numeroff s literary forefathers, and her precision for language shows a heavy influence of Flaubert, contemporarily manifest in the logical exactitude of Truman Capote and Ernest Hemingway Take or example the opening sequenceIf you give a mouse a cookie,He s going to ask for a glass of milk.When you give him the milk, he ll probably ask you for a straw.When he s finished, he ll ask for a napkin.Then he will want to look in a mirror to make sure he doesn t have a milk mustache Immediately we are drawn into a contained cosmos of desire which is postulated in a hypothetical, though illustrated in an ever present reality While we are kept somewhat distanced from our mouselike counterpart by the conditional, we are drawn in by the seeming reality of the action, the omniscience of the narrator, an almost godly knowing, reminds us of a master Chess player, foreseeing the hero s moves, up to his ultimate epiphany, from the first line We are acquainted with the mouse with such immediacy, we feel we know him, we feel as though he is a part of us, or perhapsthan we are despite his size Though we are removed from the hero s consciousness, we feel he is both na ve of his circuitous desires, but also disturbingly manipulative This contradiction, this na vete matched with perturbing self possession, concerns the reader how aware am I of my own desires We are moved, our uncertainty of the hero s self awareness is never satisfied We observe the seeming na vete and it enlightens us to our own short commings of self awareness To see someone who does not see is the best way to be intensely aware of what he does not see argued Barthes, and it is precisely the salient power of If you give a mouse a cookie.The godless landscape of If you give a mouse a cookie is one marked by a total secularization of morality and gratification The parallels to our own secular society, in which we are diminished to figurative animals beasts of pure will driven in the vain effort for satiety of our animalistic desires Instead of a God, the world within the story is governed by a maternalistic handreminiscent of Neo Marxian doctrine of entitlement than it is to the classical Judeo Chrisitan rule of centuries past Instead of being ruled by virtue, or protagonist is ruled by the ever demanding want of his body Cookies, milk, soft bedding, but no time for self reflection, no orison nor even secular gratitude is shared by our profane hero We compare the mouse s struggle for want to the Defoe s struggle for need in Robinson Crusoe, and we are dismayed at the descent from virtue of our present day society, in which our vices and excesses have supplanted our virtues and reservations.In his gustatory pursuits, we observe his coy glances, his polite demeanor, but ultimately his ingratitude And what disturbs us as the reader is his humanlike disposition, his canny vanity, his concern with appearances and hygienic preoccupations, and his servility to routine His look into the pierglass is so human that one expects to see our diminutive friend the next time we check for our own milk mustaches the parodic symbol of self indulgence and minor fall from poise The vanity implicit in our h ros de rongeurs is startling parallel to our own fall from grace, manifest in Milton s Paradise Lost Despite his many pleasures, his many wants they are startlingly mundane to us, they are self serving but unambitious He foregoes the search for self discovery, for transcendent pleasure, for the pleasures of immediacy, which feed his vanity and his comfort His look into the mirror reveals to us a world of pleasures forgone, given up, in the vain restraints of society, with which he is disturbingly complicit His concern for his milk mustache, his imagined need for a haircut a purely imaginary need for our rodent friend, one which is purely vain and removed from true necessity, disturbs us, but warms us to him He is madehuman to us, but that is precisely the element which disturbs us and makes us question our own vain pursuits But our hero s desires are manifold What begins as a novel of unhealthy appetite of necessity and hunger, become a hunger for a higher appetite the hunger for the aestheticHe ll probably ask you to read him a story So you ll read him one from one of your books, and he ll ask to see the pictures When he looks at the pictures, he ll get so excited he ll want to draw one of his own He ll ask for paper and crayons What began as low hierarchical needs according to Maszlow , rises with expediency to needs of self realization in his pursuit for artistic expression This passage is the greatest drop of the mask of our narrator revealing her greater purpose to expose the mimetic nature of our deepest desires Upon hearing the story, which we imagine is the very story we are reading a classical representation of the meta literary play often attributed to post modern writers, and seeing the illustrations, he is moved by a previously unknown desire Due to the constrained world in which the narrative takes place a small house, presumably in the suburbs, a set manifestation of the class so brutally satirized we must consider this desire within the constraint of the story What moves our hero to request a bedtime story We can only assume it is a routine he has usurped from his benefactors, a further emulation of their posh lives which they take for granted The story is so moving to the mouse that he is immediately affected What author can claim artistic impulse in a void Certainly no contemporary author is without his or her literary influences Literature too is circuitous in its search for the truth every author seeks the answers behind his characters, behind his plot, behind the meaning of his life s work, but each author usurps his questions from his literary forefathers or foremothers Where is literature without Homer Without Sophocles or Plato, Plutarch The question we are never answered is what moved the unnamed author of the unknown bedtime story to write it We know only that our bourgeois protagonist seeks emulation of that art If you give a mouse a cookie ends with an almost Borgesian nihilismLooking at the refrigerator will remind him that he s thirsty so he ll ask for a glass of milk And chances are if he asks for a glass of milk, he s going to want a cookie to go with it Thus desire begets desire, begets desire the search for fulfillment is endless, and our hero is left always hungry for something new, but can never identify what that is We are left haunted by this children s story, but the foolishness of the petite protagonist, who wants big things but those big things seem very small to us It makes the reader turn in upon himself herself and wonder what do I want And what is the ultimate path of my wants Can I ever be fulfilled or am I resigned to the mazy route of routine desire Imagine waking up to realize the fruition of your ultimate desire is only the begetting ofdesires Desires of things which you only believe that you want 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  • Hardcover
  • 40 pages
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
  • Laura Joffe Numeroff
  • English
  • 02 October 2018
  • 0060245867

About the Author: Laura Joffe Numeroff

Laura Joffe Numeroff is the NYT best selling author of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, What Mommies Daddies Do Bestand Raising a Hero She was born in Brooklyn, New York and graduated from Pratt Institute Laura grew up as the youngest of three girls, surrounded by art, music, and books An avid animal lover, Laura has always wanted to write a book about service dogs She now lives in Los Angeles, California.


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