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If You Take a Mouse to School
Contributor(s): Numeroff, Laura Joffe, Bond, Felicia (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0060283297     ISBN-13: 9780060283292
Publisher: HarperCollins
OUR PRICE: $17.00  

Binding Type: Library - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: July 2002

Annotation: The famous little mouse from "If You Take a Mouse to the Movies" is back in time for the first day of school. Besides working a math problem and spelling a word or two, Mouse creates chaos with a science experiment, build a little house for himself out of blocks, and writes his very own first book. Full-color illustrations.

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Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Schools; Fiction.
Mice; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, Etc.
- Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 00067280
Lexile Measure: 190
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Series: If You Give...
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 9.25" H x 8.00" W x 0.25" (0.65 lbs)
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 60905
Reading Level: 2.4   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q31000
Reading Level: 2.3   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 1.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
If you take a mouse to school, he'll ask you for your lunch box. When you give him your lunch box, he'll want a sandwich to go in it. Then he'll need a notebook and some pencils. He'll probably want to share your backpack, too . . .

The famous mouse from the "New York Times" #1 best-seller "If You Take a Mouse to the Movies" and "If You give a Mouse a Cookie" is back for his first day of school. Only Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond could make school this much fun

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2003 Spring)
The creators of [cf2]If You Give a Mouse a Cookie[cf1] return with their fifth and most far-fetched book about the inquisitive mouse who sets off a chain of events stemming from a simple beginning--in this case, when a boy gives the mouse his lunchbox. Bond's expressive rodent will appeal to anyone who can appreciate the sight of a mouse unleashed on an unsuspecting elementary school. Copyright 2003 Horn Book Guide Reviews

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2002 June #4)
In a rollicking romp, Numeroff and Bond send the energetic, exuberant star of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and If You Take a Mouse to the Movies (and his boy sidekick) into the classroom. After pulling on his overalls, the diminutive character makes his first request ("He'll ask you for your lunchbox") and then demands a snack, notebook and pencils before climbing into the boy's backpack. Once at school, the mercurial mouse happily bounds from one activity to the next: he spells "a word or two" on the blackboard (Bond shows these as an impressive list headed by "onomatopoeia"), conducts a science experiment (purple matter erupts from his beaker), builds "a little mouse house" out of blocks (the edifice looks quite elaborate) and fashions furniture for it with clay. Realizing he needs something on his new bookshelf, the ambitious critter collects paper and pencils and creates his own book, which he then wants to take home, in "your" lunch box. As animated as the whiskered student it depicts, Bond's art lives up to expectation, featuring her customary crisp colors and kid-pleasing details. Its school setting, tried-and-true tone and popular protagonist mark this title as a winner. Ages 3-7. (July) FYI: Numeroff will donate a portion of her royalties to First Book, a national nonprofit organization that promotes children's literacy. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2002 September)
PreS-Gr 1-That adorable rodent, dressed in his tiny blue overalls, returns with all the ebullience and adventurous spirit he displayed in If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (1985) and If You Take a Mouse to the Movies (2000, both HarperCollins). This time he accompanies his human friend to school, and his enthusiasm for learning fascinates the class. Mouse joyfully discovers new activities, which include performing a science experiment, building a "mouse house" with blocks, writing a book, and more. Bond's illustrations are an essential part of the story, with visual clues that link it to the original-chocolate-chip cookies appear on pajamas, in a lunch box, and as a refrigerator magnet. White backgrounds allow the crisp, bright watercolors to stand out and invite perusal. With his minuscule backpack and expansive joie de vivre, the little charmer exudes excitement about everything he undertakes, and the day turns into a lively experience for mouse and boy.-Maryann H. Owen, Racine Public Library, WI Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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