Which Laura Numeroff Book is Your Favorite?

Laura Numeroff is a great author that has written many children's books. I was first introduced to this author when I was in college in one of my early childhood classes. The first book I ever read of hers was "If You Give a Pig a Pancake". I immediately fell in love with it. The way to story flows is great and the pictures are so good. In the book, there is a pig. It states if you give the pig a pancake, he will want syrup to go with it. It then goes through different things that the pig will want or need if he has a certain item. Just a really cute book that preschoolers love listening to and will often be able to "read" themselves once they have listened to it a few times.

There are many other books in this series that are the same as the "If You Give a Pig a Pancake". The story lines are pretty much the same. If you give the animal one thing, they will want or need something else. In this series there is "If You Give a Moose a Muffin", "If You Give a Pig a Party", "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie", "If You Give a Cat a Cupcake", and "If You Give a Dog a Donut". These are all excellent books to read as they all flow great, and children are really into them. What one is your favorite?

Poll Options

  If You Give a Pig a Pancake Vote
  If You Give a Moose a Muffin Vote
50% voted this
  If You Give a Dog a Donut Vote
16.67% voted this
  If You Give a Pig a Party Vote
  If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Vote
16.67% voted this
  If You Give a Cat a Cupcake Vote
16.67% voted this
Total Votes: 6


Laura Nemeroffs children's books are great books for kids. Her books are really effective in teaching kids values and are quite entertaining.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 02-17-2018
This is the only one of the Numeroff books I am familiar with, so I have to vote for it. Kids love animals though and these kind of books are very instrumental in helping to teach values and so forth. I think they are the best.
Posted by kgord on 02-17-2018
If You Give a Moose a Muffin, If You Give a Pig a Pancake and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie are the best in my opinion.
Posted by hermessantos on 02-17-2018
I will go with if you give a pig a pancake because it a nice book for kids and it always a great read too and it has a great message too,which kids will learn from that we have unlimited needs,so we should not kill our selves trying pleased others, they will always ask for more if given what the needed.its a book the kids can easily read.
Posted by lovely on 02-17-2018
The book that I had the opportunity to read back in those days are bible story books and the animal kingdom. I would say maybe it is because I had few friends while growing up and never felt the need to expand my knowledge on story books. However, I sincerely would be checking out some of the series of Laura Numeroff and see the one that I can say it's good. I don't feel it is awkward for I want to see how life is when I was a kid as well.
Posted by Barida on 02-18-2018
If you give a cat a cupcake! My little cousin is obsessed with cats so this is one of her favorite books, and she likes it when we read it to her. Frankly, I find it adorable as well, both in narrative and in art style.
Posted by VintageRose on 02-18-2018
To be honest this is the first time I am hearing about this author and the different books you mentioned above. After reading your posts I went to do a little research on the books you mentioned above and I have to admit that they are indeed interesting. After reading the various descriptions I found the 'If you give a cat a cupcake' book to be more interesting. I will try to get this one for my niece. I am sure that she will love it as she is obsessed with cats.
Posted by Pixie on 02-19-2018
I’m glad that there are still children’s books. All along, I thought there were no more fairy tales and nursery rhyme books because of the internet. The so called information highway is rife with those items such that parents don’t bother to buy anymore. What they do is read the stories using the tablet. Worse, there are videos about those fairy tales that you can leave the toddler by himself to watch and learn.
Posted by Corzhens on 02-19-2018
I am a children writer myself. I have published a children story book on Amazon. However, I am unaware of Laura Numeroff. I have never read any of her books. As a children author I like to read children books. Reading children books has one basic purpose, to learn the craft as well as find what other people are writing. I also have children in my home and I like buying children story books for my niece and nephew. I will make sure to check these books.
Posted by vinaya on 02-20-2018
Haven't really read them as a kid but my young nephew loves them all! They are really great books for kids and I just can't choose which one is the best.
Posted by treecko142 on 02-20-2018
I have never heard of this author so thanks for the introduction. I voted based on which book of hers I would likely want to read first. I picked the one about the moose and the muffin. I love muffins and I have never actually seen a moose in real life. At least I can read about a moose! LOL.
Posted by cmoneyspinner on 07-13-2018
I have picke the second one. For me it is more interesting than the other. I heard that this book is easy to understand and the characters are nice to follow. The story is amazing and very interesting at the same time.
Posted by mark86 on 09-24-2018
If you give a mouse a cookie was the first book I actually read and it was so fun and entertaining that I can remember reading the book everyday for at least 3 times. It was so fun and I also remember while reading, I would eat cookies too just for the heck of it.
Posted by YoloBoy on 12-12-2018
Interestingly I’ve never read any of these books but I think my kids would love them - they sound fun and simple. I’ll have to put some of them on my children’s amazon wishlist!
Posted by amelia88 on 12-14-2018