If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Storytime with Children’s Theatre Company Saturday,June 8, 10:30 am The Red Balloon Bookshop 891 Grand Ave., St. Paul, MN. 55105
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Numeroff is already a favorite book of many parents and kids. It has become a classic because it is one of those books that can entertain children on one level and adults on another. The repercussions of giving a mouse a cookie spin out until the mouse is hungry for another cookie and you can start the book all over again. This book is a nice alternative to The Cat And The Hat — which can be a little stressful for younger kids. (Maybe that’s just me. Does anyone else get stressed out when they read the exploits of The Cat in The Hat?)
A lot of the humor that parents enjoy probably goes right over the head of small kids — unless you bring in The Children’s Theatre Company. That is what The Red Balloon Bookshop is doing this weekend. CTC takes the subtle humor of the book and turns it into slapstick that even the youngest kids can appreciate. You can see a preview of the chaos below and get a live preview this weekend at the Red Balloon.