Bailey Ondricek


Christmas, children, mouse, fun, read aloud, prediction

Document Type

Book Review


This book is a reliable addition to the If You Give a Pig a Pancake, Mouse a Cookie, etc. legacy, but with a charming holiday twist. In the story the mouse convinces the little boy to bring him to the movies, the movie popcorn includes string to make a garland, and it’s all winter fun from there. The boy and mouse go on to build snowmen, decorate a Christmas tree, and so forth, following a sequence of traditional, North American Christmas activities. The illustrations support the storytelling by hinting at the next event to occur in the text in a way that would excite youngsters to find the clue for what happens next.