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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I love these books and how the promote a fun love of reading! Also, any excuse to make brownies 😀
We have two of these books (but neither feature Mouse – we have Cat and Pig) and they are repeat favorites in our house. It would be so fun to have the whole collection. My boys would love it! And I’m going to make these brownies for tonight’s Halloween festivities! Thanks for making it easy!
We too love brownies. LOL! And these books are the cutest!
Oh I love this!!! A great book and an awesome recipe – what a great combination!!!
I love reading these books to my grandchildren. They think they are so funny. We have two of them right now–would love to own more.
We love books in our house and amazingly, we have never read either of these books!
We love these books at our house!
Picture books have always been my favorite, as a mom, as a teacher, as a volunteer, as a kid that refuses to grow all of the way up! And brownies?!?! A no brainer!!!! 🙂
I enjoyed these books as a child and would love to add them to my son’s book collection.
Ah the way to my heart children’s books and chocolate. Nothing better than a sweet bundle in the lap to read to and warm brownies in the over. Oh golly I think I am gonna have to try the recipe today. Thank you.
Love that Author and to read a book and doing a recipe with WIN WIN
My children love to have books read to them! They like ones with pictures that after a few reads they can “read” themselves by looking and remembering!
Perfect way to spend quality time with the granddaughters, reading and making memories in the kitchen making brownies.
If you give a Grammy a book, she would be soooooo happy to share it with all her Grands and like you, I have a very special Brownie Recipe that was my Grandmothers. I think this would be sooooooooo fun. Thanks Julie for all your sweet and loving ideas. I love peeking at your blog often.
As a former primary-grade teacher, I’ve loved these books for years, but now that I have a daughter, she loves them, as well! (And we love books and brownies, too!)
My kids are in Kindergarten and 2nd Grade and love to read. These are great books to read and talk about afterwards. How fun to make brownies too!
Would love to win–we love all of the If You Give books, and would love to add this newest one to our library.
This is my first introduction to these books. I am a Grandmother who loves to read to my grandchildren. We all love brownies and I would love to win this book!
I’d love to win this giveaway to help build the library in my newly opened daycare center- plus my boys love to read!
This series of books is wonderful. If I win I will start my youngest grandchildren on the journey that my older 2 have already taken with rr books!!
We are in the process of adopting and would LOVE to use these books to start the library for our soon-to-be newborn!
My children and I first “met” mouse at a theater production of “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie”. We fell in love and have collected many over the years. Now my children are past picture book stories but we have a new set of littles in our home as we foster little sweeties until their parents can get them back. What a joy to introduce these friends to them. Friends that they will have for a lifetime with the love of reading! Thank you Julie and Haper Collins!
I’d love to win these because my daughter is interested in baking and she just learned to read by herself.
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These books are always a hit with young children. And who doesn’t love moist brownies!?!
One of my sons just started kindergarten and he loves to read! We also love to bake together, yesterday we just made a bunch of cupcakes! I shared on twitter https://twitter.com/CandaceGalan/status/793120580061003776
Not sure where to begin with answering this question….maybe I’ll just say that my kids ALL LOVE LAURA NUMEROFF!!!! They especially love any books she makes that have to do with goodies…..pancakes, muffins, cookies, cupcakes and NOW BROWNIES!!!!
Sheesh….they would be ecstatic to read this (along with make a batch of brownies)!!! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!!! Hope we win!!!
I have 4 girls who love these books
I have four kiddos and we love these books! We have large and small copies of all them!
I love reading with my boys and it’d be awesome to add this to our library! Thanks
I would absolutely love to win this for my daycare kiddos. We love reading & coordinating foods or crafts with books!!! Please note, my FB is private since I have a home daycare, however, I will share your FB post and note on your FB page that I have done so. Thank you for the opportunity.
I love reading to my son and we love baking together. This would be a wonderful way to spend together, baking, reading, then acting the story out 🙂 Thank you for the recipe and the opportunity to learn about these books. I had not heard of them before.
If You Give a Moose a Muffin was my favorite book as a kid, so I would love to win these books for my children!
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This book was of my childrens’ favorites and I would love for my grandkids to have the collection!
The students in my class love this series. . . our 3rd grade teachers even dressed up as 5 of the books in the series for Book Character Day. It would be awesome to have this book!
I love Laura Numeroff books and this book sounds like a whole lot of fun! Love me some brownies!
The reason I do everything for the past 5 yrs. my granddaughter 😉 she is the joy of my life and I would love to read this to her. I will definitely be trying the brownies with her also, love to cook/bake with her.
I’d really love to get this book to start a new book collection for my great-nephew that was born 2 weeks ago…what better time to get his library collection built.
One of our all time favorite books.
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i want to win so i can read to my son he would love these
I want to win because my kids LOVE this series and they LOVE grandma’s brownies! I can’t wait to read this with them!
My kids love this series! I can’t wait to read the new one.
We have the first book in this series and my daughter loves it. We would love to share more of this author with her!
I love these books and so do my 4 little girls! We don’t own any yet, so this would be great to start our collection. 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway!
I would like to win because my daughter would enjoy these books as well as new books for her collection.
I would love to win this for my kids, we love baking and reading together. This would be great fun.
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Baking is huge in this family!! What an adorable book!
Oh my goodness…. my kids LOVE her books, too! And, we love to read every night before bed so I’d LOVE to have her newest book AND $50 toward our reading library! And thank you for the brownie recipe because we love those too in the Cochrane house! Thanks, Julie!
You had me at brownie!
I’ve always had a soft spot for this series! Would love to own the newest and gift the original to my friend with her first baby 🙂
Books can open a child’s mind to so many things. Money can’t buy what a child can experience through books.
I would love these books for our grandson! Those brownies look so good!
My kids love the Give a Mouse a Cookie book. they would love this! Also we love baking together!
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i would love to read these to my kids.. we own If you give a mouse a cookie and If you give a moose a muffin. this would be awesome! thanks so much. i shared to twitter as @heavensent2272
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I love Laura Numeroff’s books! They’re all so fun!
I have a HUGE weakness for books! So anyway to fund that is helpful. Also, my son and I have hosted summer breakfast parties over the years based on these books (If you give a pig…,If you give a moose…If you give a dog…) and THEN we wrote our own! If you give a whale a waffle. They should actually publish it. It turned out amazing and everyone loved it! Such great memories with these books. Thanks for sharing this one! I passed it up in Costco, if I don’t win, I’ll have to go back to get it. =)
These are really fun children’s books and would be great to have on hand as a gift for the holidays!
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My four kids love this series of books and I would love to share them with my preschool class. We would to share the joy of cooking with them and this series is a great partner to do that with.
My great nephew is such a book lover — his parents call him Baby Bookworm. I know he would love this for Christmas or his birthday.
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I want to win this for my cousin! She’s 5 🙂
Wow…thanks Laura and Julie (Happy Home Fairy) for this special opportunity. My boys love reading, and it would be awesome to add to their book collection, especially when it has to do with one of our favorite activities…baking!!! This would make magical memories for our special Mommy and Sons reading/activity time together.
We love the If you give a mouse books! And of course brownies too! ❤️
We are a family who LOVES to read and anything we can do to foster our little boy’s LOVE of reading is important so being able to expand his reading library would be AMAZING. Oh and we LOVE brownies too!! 🙂
Thank you so much for giving me yet another reason to love your website! I run a licensed group/family daycare and I use your posts to help teach my employees how to organize our preschool and then get an idea of what to expect of our little ones. The Lord is a blessing me and many children thru you! Today we started the Bible curriculum using the children’s Bible; we use ideas from the Kindness Antenna to bless the neighbors. Since hiding Easter eggs for the boy next door, he and the daycare children go back and forth doing kind things for each
other. I am so excited to read about Mouse and bake brownies with our children!! You are wonderful. Thank you again!!!
Happy Home Fairy
Diana! You are the winner!!! Yay! Thank you for entering and for all of these sweet words! Please email me ASAP with your address and we will get your prizes to you shortly! God bless you!