May I Please Have a Cookie? Cover

May I Please Have a Cookie?
Written and Illustrated by Jennifer E. Morris

Alfie loves his mommy's cookies, and he wants one more than anything! But grabbing for one, fishing for one, and dressing up as a cookie inspector don't seem to work. His mommy says there is a better way. What is it? Beginning readers will learn proper manners with Alfie as his mommy teaches him to say the magic words.

Published by Cartwheel Books
ISBN-10: 0439738199
ISBN-13: 978-0439738194

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May I Please Have a Cookie was designated a 2006 Maryland Library Association Blue Crab Young Reader Awards Honor Book in the Easy Fiction Category

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From Booklist

For kids just starting to read, this cheerful title in the Scholastic Reader series is a combination of very simple sentences and bright, clear, colorful illustrations. Alligator Mommy is baking cookies. Alfie loves cookies, but when he tries to grab one, Mommy tells him to "think of a better way to get a cookie." He comes up with three funny tricks to get his treat, but it isn't until he asks politely that Mommy gives him what he wants--along with a big hug. Kids will like the cozy story and the endearing alligator characters. They'll also enjoy the "Fluency Fun" page at the back, with a list of rhyming words to read aloud and a list of words to look for in the text.
- Hazel Rochman

 From KidLit

May I Please Have a Cookie? by Jennifer E. Morris is a charming easy reader. Designed for the earliest of readers, the story is silly, fun, and one that small children everywhere can relate to. Alfie's mommy is baking cookies and Alfie desperately wants one. After demanding a cookie, his mother asks him to think of a better way to get a cookie. It is not until Alfie tries a number of crazy ideas that he remembers that saying please might help. With the brevity of the words, the pictures really carry the story. Alfie and his mom are friendly alligators with faces that show their every emotion. Recommend this to the earliest of readers and they will enjoy it as much as Alfie enjoys cookies.


This is one of those rare books that entertains with few words and wonderful pictures. Filled with sight words and a variety of easy to decode new vocabulary, it’s a fun book to read again and again.

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May I Please Have a Cookie Interior

May I Please Have a Cookie Interior


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