If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff

4.8 out of 5

Whimsical Book

“If You Take a Mouse to School” is a beloved children’s book written by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond. This delightful and whimsical story takes young readers on a playful adventure that highlights the fun and unpredictable nature of a day at school.

The book follows the mischievous Mouse as he accompanies a young boy to school. However, taking a mouse to school triggers a series of comical and unexpected events. With each new situation, Mouse’s curiosity leads to more requests and whimsical adventures. The adventures are several from drawing on the chalkboard to playing on the playground.

Laura Numeroff’s writing style is engaging and filled with playful repetition. The story unfolds in a circular pattern, with each new action leading to another. This creates a delightful and engaging rhythm that keeps young readers captivated.

Imaginative Illustrations

Felicia Bond’s illustrations are vibrant and whimsical, capturing the energetic and imaginative nature of the story. The expressive illustrations bring Mouse and the boy to life. This allows children to connect with the characters and their playful antics.

Beyond entertaining, “If You Take a Mouse to School” also introduces young readers to the concept of cause and effect. It encourages them to think about the consequences of their actions. They can imagine the chain of events that can unfold from one simple decision.

The book is not only a fun read-aloud experience but also a valuable tool for homeschool teachers. It sparks conversations about responsibility, creativity, and the exciting possibilities that school offers. It can also be used to introduce children to the idea of routines and expectations in a school setting.


“If You Take a Mouse to School” is a delightful and engaging children’s book that celebrates the joy and adventure of a day at school. With its charming storyline, lively illustrations, and underlying educational themes, it captivates young readers and leaves them with a sense of wonder and excitement for the school experience.