If you draw a preschooler a mouse

If you draw a preschooler a mouse,

She’ll tell you he looks hungry,
and ask you to draw him a plate of cheese.

When you draw the cheese,
she’ll tell you he needs a cracker.

And when she sees your cracker,
she’ll ask you for the pen.

She’ll draw a party hat on the mouse,
because it’s his birthday.

And because it is his birthday,
she’ll want to give him a present.

So she’ll draw him a cell phone,
and a house to live in.

Once she gives the mouse the cell phone,
he’ll need someone to call.
So she’ll draw him a grandmother.

But when the mouse calls his grandmother,
he’ll get so distracted,
he’ll forget to close the door.

Which is where the cat comes in.

C’mon. You knew The Five-Year-Old would fit a cat into her story somehow, didn’t you?

Many thanks (apologies?) to Laura Numeroff, whose excellent and extremely entertaining “If You Give…” series of books inspired this blog post.

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About Shala Howell

I write about wildly curious kids, rabbits who hunt dragons, and 1880s Boston. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), I blog about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, muse about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, or tweet about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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One Response to If you draw a preschooler a mouse

  1. Pingback: The Eight-Year-Old finds her limits | CATERPICKLES

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