You Give A Mouse A
Author: Laura Joffe Numeroff
Page Designed By: Michelle Bowen
One day a
tiny mouse shows up at a boy's house. The boy offers the mouse a
cookie. The mouse accepts the cookie and asks the boy for a glass
Once he has the glass of milk, he needs a straw to
drink it with. After drinking the glass of milk, he needs a
napkin, and of course he has to check for a milk mustache. The
journey continues on as the mouse trims his whiskers, cleans up his
mess and then gets carried away and cleans the entire house.
After cleaning the house, he needs a nap, so he has the boy read him a
story which leads him to draw a picture. As he finishes the
picture he wants to hang it on the refrigerator.
Hanging the picture on the refrigerator reminds him
that he is thirsty. So he asks the boy for a glass of milk.
The end of the story leaves you wondering what he will ask for to go
with his glass of milk.
Critical Thinking Questions
How do you think the story would have been different if the boy had
not given the mouse a glass of
2. What do you like to drink when you eat
3. What other items could the mouse have asked
for from the boy?
4. What items would you ask for if
you were the mouse?