Do You Know What Happens If You Give A Mouse A Cookie?

He will probably want a glass of milk to go with it. If you and the special children in your life like the “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie” Book, you will love what I am going to share with you.  You can own the new DVD “If you Give A Mouse A Cookie” that features 4 Classic Episodes from the iconic Reading Rainbow series.  Just released on May 12th this DVD is the First Reading Rainbow DVD from PBS Distribution.

“Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high…” is the opening to the instantly recognizable theme song for the iconic series READING RAINBOW. PBS Distribution announced today it is releasing four episodes from READING RAINBOW on the new DVDIF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE.” Since 1983, this beloved children’s television series has been bringing stories to life.

Reading Rainbow DVD



Run Time: Approximately 120 Minutes

Format: DVD

READING RAINBOW aired on PBS from 1983-2009. Hosted by LeVar Burton (“Roots,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Perception”) for its entire 26-year run, the program encouraged a love of literature in millions of children and garnered more than 200 awards, including 26 Emmys and a Peabody Award.

READING RAINBOW has helped children build lasting relationships with books at home and in the classroom. The four episodes and books, featured in this DVD are “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” read by Beth Howland, “Owen,” read by Matthew Broderick, “Two Old Potatoes and Me,” read by Jordan Puryear, and “Mr. George Baker,” read by Wayne Brady.

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DVD Stories:

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” – Reader: Beth Howland

One thing leads to another in this episode, with LeVar in a bowling alley, showing how certain actions lead to consequences. Included is a piece on an expert at domino displays and domino art. Beth Howland reads “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” the tale of a little boy who offers a cookie to a mouse, and all the events that occur afterwards as a result.

 Owen” – Reader: Matthew Broderick

It’s easy to get flashbacks while watching READING RAINBOW. Now it’s LeVar’s turn, as he gets in touch with visions of “his boyhood.” Matthew Broderick reads “Owen,” about a little mouse who’s very attached to his security blanket and doesn’t want to give it up, even if it means he will be teased when he starts school.

 Two Old Potatoes and Me” – Reader: Jordan Puryear             

Jordan Puryear reads “Two Old Potatoes and Me,” about a girl who works with her father to recycle two old potatoes by replanting them using the sprouts to grow a whole new crop of potatoes. LeVar, working with his daughter, is inspired to make a potato dish from a recipe in the book.

 Mr. George Baker” – Reader: Wayne Brady

Wayne Brady narrates the story of an elderly man who decides to go back to school to learn to read, even though he is almost 100, and his relationship with his young neighbor as they wait for the bus every day.


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PBS Distribution offers a diverse range of programming to our customers, including Ken Burns’s films, documentaries from award-winning series such as NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, dramas from MASTERPIECE, as well as films from independent producers and popular children’s programming.

Enter The Giveaway:

PBS Kids is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  One lucky blog reader will win a READING RAINBOW: IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE DVD . Thank you PBS Kids for the review DVD and for sponsoring this fantastic giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.


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5 Responses to Do You Know What Happens If You Give A Mouse A Cookie?

  1. Janet W.

    Yes, I used to show my third grade class the Reading Rainbow series and it was always a big hit!

  2. Melissa J

    I loved Reading Rainbow as a child! I would love to introduce it to my son.

  3. Nancy

    Yes, my students loved to watch Reading Rainbow. I love it too!

  4. Leela

    No, I don’t remember watching it.

  5. Bernie W

    I remember this tv show. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win.

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