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.
The illustrations in this book are great. The story is a fun version of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. As I read it, I feel like I am reliving a day with my little boys. One thing after another reminds them of something else fun to do, and eventually they remember what they were wanting in the first place.
I don’t really know why, but this book has always been my favorite out of the Laura Numeroff series. Now, it’s my 18-month-old daughter’s favorite book, and we read it at least 15 times a day. I don’t know exactly what it is about this book—the colorful, detailed pictures with lots to look at? The silly, brief text? The funny moose character? Regardless, it’s a favorite.