#45 - If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Jeffe Numeroff

Summary: What happens when you give a big, hungry moose a muffin? He asks for jam. And when he's finished eating every last crumb, he'll ask you to make another batch. That means a trip to the store for muffin mix. Of course the moose would like to go too, but it's cold outside and he may need to borrow a sweater; he might notice a button is loose, in which case he'll require a needle and thread...
Suggested Activity: Stand Up - Sit Down

Turn story time into an interactive activity by engaging students in a Stand Up - Sit Down listening game.  Begin the story with all students sitting, but tell them to stand up when they hear the commonly repeated word "moose." 

As you read the word pause so that students can stand up. When you come to the word again the students should sit down. Continue reading, with students standing up and sitting down as necessary, until you reach the end of the book.

Curriculum Area: Listening and Speaking (hears and discriminates the sounds of language, expresses self using words and expanded language)
Appropriate Age Group
: 4 and up