If You Give a Cat a Cupcake

If You Give a Cat a Cupcake

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Overview

The lovable cat who first appeared in If You Give a Pig a Party now has his very own book in the beloved #1 New York Times bestselling If You Give... series!

If you give a cat a cupcake, he'll ask for some sprinkles to go with it. When you give him the sprinkles, he might spill some on the floor. Cleaning up will make him hot, so you'll give him a bathing suit . . .

Written in the tradition of the bestselling If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond's newest story will show everyone that Cat is where it's at!

 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060283247
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/30/2008
Series: If You Give... Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 21,504
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.32(d)
Lexile: AD440L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Laura Numeroff is the New York Times bestselling author of many books for young readers in addition to the If You Give…series, including The Chicken Sisters and Laura Numeroff’s 10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster. She lives in Los Angeles, California, and is involved with several children’s charities, including First Book. You can visit her online at www.lauranumeroff.com.


Felicia Bond is both writer and illustrator of Tumble Bumble, The Day It Rained Hearts, the Poinsettia books, and many others. She painted the art for numerous other award-winning books, including those in the much loved If You Give . . . series and the contemporary classic Big Red Barn. She lived for many years in New York and currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

 

Hometown:

Brentwood, California

Date of Birth:

July 14, 1953

Place of Birth:

Brooklyn, New York

Education:

B.F.A. with honors, Pratt Institute, 1975; attended Parsons College, 1975

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If You Give a Cat a Cupcake 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 76 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have read the other books in the series, you know how cute they are. My kids loved this book! They saw it in the store and went crazy. I like these little books so I had to get it for them. I got it along with three other books: Bats at the Library; Runny Babbit; and Pumpkin Guts, Tater Eyes, and Other Tasty Treats.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This series is really imaginative and very well received by all the children I know. While 'If You Give A Mouse A Cookie' is still my favorite, this latest addition is a close second. I applaud the longevity of the series and the freshness that is still there today for all these books.
RayJones63 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The book follows the same theme of the original If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. The book takes you on an adventure and shows what happen if you give the cat a cupcake. The cat will always want more then what he has. This fun story takes you on a round trip from start to end. The book is a good read aloud for k-3
librisissimo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
SEE 'If you give a mouse a cookie.'
thornton37814 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Giving cats cupcakes can lead from one thing to another. The outcome of the sequence of events is fairly predictable. It's a cute book that preschoolers would probably enjoy. The illustrations are not award-worthy, but they do compliment the story.
brborsen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a spinoff of the "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie." It is another great book. My kindergartners loved hearing this book as a read aloud. They thought that the cat was silly and liked that it was going in a circle. Definitely a great read aloud for children in lower elementary (K-2).
sriches on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If you give a cat a cupcake, he'll ask for some sprinkles to go with it. When you give him the sprinkles, he might spill some on the floor. Cleaning up will make him hot, so you'll give him a bathing suit . . . and that's just the beginning!The lovable cat who first appeared in If You Give a Pig a Party now has his very own book! Written in the tradition of the bestselling If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond's newest story will show everyone that Cat is where it's at!
cnolasco on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"If You Give a Cat a Cupcake" follows the same format of all of the other "If You Give...Books" starting with a cat wanting sprinkles for his cupcake and finally ending with the cat asking to go to the museum. The illustrations add to the story because they visually show what the text is stating. A cute read for children who like the other "If You Give...Books".
sweetiegherkin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This imaginative picture book follows all the unlikely adventures that could happen if you gave a cat a cupcake. The whimsical illustrations accompany the story perfectly. This is the kind of book to easily delight young children, girls or boys, and was particularly fun for me because the cat in question looked just like mine!
kperk12 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a good sequence book to read with young children, it starts with a cat wanting a cupcake then wanting sprinkles and goes all around the world and back to the original story line. It is a fun picture book that could hold attention of young kids for a quick read-aloud to fill in extra time. Overall a cute, bright, colorful and fun book to read.
medebrielle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Numeroff is a great book. I am in Early Childhood and I love the books Laura Numeroff writes. This book in particular follows the same structure as ¿Of You Give a Mouse a Cookie¿. It starts with a little girl giving her cat a cupcake, then the cat needing some sprinkles, then the cat needed a bathing suit, but then feeling like the cat needs to work out! I think this is an excellent book to share! The words are fairly simple and the text is predictable. The pictures are hilarious and help the readers understand what is going on. I can¿t wait to read this book to a group of students. This book comes with an excellent website full of activities for students.
koalamom on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love this series - even though my kids are all grown up. The kitty makes a mess and one thing leads to another but all is in fun.
ericarhenry on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a follow up to If You GIve a Mouse a Cookie, which is great too. I read this with 3rd graders and they were very entertained by it. When the cat gets a cupcake, he wants sprinkles, which leads to this and this and this. Each thing leads a cat to new things and before you know it, a cat has a ton of wants which lead him back to getting another cupcake. It gets pretty silly, but the kids loved it and thought it was very funny. The illustrations are pretty cute too. Great for read aloud.
alprince on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is part of a series of "if you give..." books. In this particular book, the main character is a cat. The book is about giving a cat a cupcake and watching his imagination grow. The book goes through many things that the cat will want to go with the cupcake. It talks about wanting sprinkles and while waiting for them he will want to go to the beach where he will fill a sand bucket too heavy to pick up and so then he goes to the gym. The book just goes through things the cat will do. This is a cute book for children. I would use this book for children in kindergarten. I am not sure how or if this book could be tied into a lesson in the classroom.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Laura Numeroff has created the most fun predictable books for young readers. Her 1st, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, is a classic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book for my grandson for Christmas. I is a beginner reader and this is a very good book for him to read on his own.
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My kids love reading this funny story. It is a great book for all ages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book is fun to read to your children. It also teaches a great lesson and leads easily into discussion about boundaries.
mom-of-2nj More than 1 year ago
The 'if you give' book series is really nice. I have two two and a half year olds. We have five of the books from this series and my two love all of them. The pictures are bright and colorful but relatively simple. The story is cute and they look forward to each page to see what will happen even though we've read these a million times and they know all the endings. Sometimes series can lack after the first one or two but I think this group is pretty nice throughout. Another I like is if you give a moose a muffin. It's a nice size book. My son loves to hold books under his arm and this one is just the right size. It's not too long for reading at bedtime but long enough to tell a little simple story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My one year old just loves her "cake" book. We read it pretty much everyday and she never tires of it. I have to admit I do not mind reading it every day either, like you do with some childrens books. It is a really cute story which, in a very suitable way, teaches children about consequences. Nothing bad happens to anyone or anything negative, it just shows how our actions affect outcomes and one thing leads to another. It does so in such a cute and appropriate way and not at all heavy handed. My daughter even makes cute noises at certain points in the story so it can be interactive as well. We also have the matching cat stuffed animal.
newbethlibrarian More than 1 year ago
The Numeroff/Bond team does it again with a charming story of cause and effect, beginning and ending with giving a cat a cupcake. Children love predicting what will happen next and giggle at the illustrations. A worthy purchase.