We love love loooove the If You Give Books by Laura Numeroff!
When Harper Collins asked me to review Laura Numeroff’s latest book in the series, I immediately said yes. I was especially excited because the title of the new book is If You Give a Mouse a Brownie.
The people in my house love brownies!
For that reason alone, I knew this book would be a winner.
And it was!
Here’s what Harper Collins has to say about Laura’s new book…
You’ve given a mouse a cookie, but what happens if you give a Mouse a brownie? Mouse is back in this delicious new story in the #1 New York Times bestselling If You Give series, which has sold over 14 million copies, from author and illustrator duo Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond. This book is also the first one to feature Mouse in 14 years. With its spare, rhythmic text and circular tale, If You Give a Mouse a Brownie is perfect for beginning readers and story time.
If You Give a Mouse a Brownie begins with the obvious – a mouse and a tasty looking brownie. Then the mouse wants ice cream to go with his brownie. Which then leads him to want a spoon which then turns into a drumstick which then turns into a rock concert… and so on!
My boys laughed out loud as the mouse rolled from one zany adventure to the next and then circled back around to end with his ice cream and brownie again.
By the time the story was over, my boys were ready for some brownies of their own.
So we decided to make some!
My Aunt Greta’s Brownies are pretty famous in our family. My mom used to make them all the time when we were growing up – my older brother couldn’t get enough of them!Aunt Greta’s Brownies are very easy to make and they turn out so dense, cakey, and chocolatey!
Just the way my boys like it!
The only problem was that we didn’t have any ice cream to go with our brownies! 😉
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 sticks butter, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 1½ cups flour
- 4 T (heaping) cocoa powder
- 1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Cream butter, sugar, and vanilla together in a large mixing bowl.
- Add eggs.
- Add rest.
- Pour into a greased 9×13 pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
Friends, we loved the If You Give a Mouse a Brownie book SO MUCH that we are GIVING AWAY a brand new copy of the book to one special reader!
But wait! There’s more!
The winner will also receive a copy of Laura’s first book in the series, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (which kids have been loving for 30 years!), AS WELL AS a $50 gift card to put towards building your child’s library!
Because if you give a child a Laura Numeroff book – they will want more! 🙂
This giveaway has ended. 🙂
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*This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only (apologies to my sweet international readers). The giveaway will end at 12:00 am on Monday, November 7 (EST). A winner will be selected shortly after and notified by e-mail. If winner does not respond within 24 hours, a second winner will be chosen. Prizes provided by Harper Collins. Thank you for entering!
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