If You Give A Mouse A Cookie:
Written By:Laura Numeroff
Illustrated By: Felicia Bond
Summary Of The Story:
This is a story about a boy and a mouse. The mouse wants a cookie and when the boy gives him a cookie it leads to a long list of other things the mouse will want to have. When he gave the mouse the cookie, the mouse kept asking for more things as of milk, a straw, napkin, nail scissors,broom,and etc. The story ends with suspense. The author does not say what the mouse will ask for next. It leaves you to wonder and predict what you think will happen. When he gets another glass of milk will he ask for a cookie or something else to go with it?
The hidden implications that I found were that you can't always be generous because sometimes people will take advantage of it and will keep asking for more. For instance, in the story "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie" when the boy gave the mouse a cookie he asked for a glass of milk, when he gave him a glass of milk he asked for a straw (He kept asking for more). The mouse in the story was very greedy.Greed is the tendency to selfish craving, grasping and hoarding .There are a lot of greedy people in the world today that take advantage of other people (the generous person). I think the mouse thought that since the boy was nice enough to give a cookie that he would be nice enough to give him a lot more and when he saw that the boy wasn't saying no he continuously continued to ask for more. I think people are greedy because they feel like they can take advantage of other people to get what they want. I also feel that there is a such thing as limits and freedom. The boy was certainly letting the mouse be free by helping him and giving him what he wanted. But, at the same time he did not set clear limits of when he was going to stop letting the house be free and giving him what he wanted.