Have Your Cookie and Eat it Too

If You Give a Man a Cookie

If You Give a Man a Cookie  (Andrews McMeel Publishing, $16.99 US/$22.99 CAN, October 2017) … he’s going to want milk to go with it… God forbid he should get it himself.

After 30 years of giving pancakes to pigs and muffins to moose, bestselling author Laura Numeroff faces her toughest customer yet: man, whose incredibly needy journey from cookie to couch wreaks havoc on his exasperated wife. Taking a cue from Go the F**k to Sleep and Goodnight iPad, Numeroff beats other parodies to the punch by putting a humorous and relatable spin on her own classic work, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.

If You Give a Man a Cookie takes one simple request and sets off a hilariously relatable chain of events that grown-up fans of Numeroff’s books will eat right up.

We have been reading the If You Give a … books for about two decades. I first discovered If You Give a Mouse a Cookie in the mid-90s when my oldest son was a baby. We were hooked, and I have continued to purchase the other books as they have been released. Full of imaginative and silly narrative, with matching pictures, these books are fun for both kids and adults alike.

Last year I discovered adult parody picture pictures, and surprised my then 19 year old with several for Christmas. They were a hit, and when I saw If You Give a Man a Cookie I knew this would make the PERFECT addition to his Christmas gifts this year! Like the children’s books, it’s silly and funny (and relatable too – lol).

About the author:

A New York Times bestselling children’s book author, Laura Joffe Numeroff is best known for the series based on her book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. First printed in 1985, “Mouse” is beyond its 60th printing. The fourth book in the series, If You take a Mouse to the Movies, was on the New York Times children’s bestseller list for five months, with nine weeks at number one.

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Andrea resides in Calgary, Alberta, and is the proud mom to five boys between the ages of 7-23. Running mainly on coffee and sarcasm, in her spare time she enjoys listening to Canadian Rock, watching Calgary Flames hockey, reading YA Dystopian novels, and binge watching Netflix.


Disclosure: I received samples  for testing and review purposes. Opinions in this post are honest, and my own, and have not been altered or influenced in any way.


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