May I Please Have a Cookie? (Scholastic Reader, Level 1) (Paperback)

May I Please Have a Cookie? (Scholastic Reader, Level 1) By Jennifer E. Morris, Jennifer E. Morris (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Alfie loves cookies - how can he get one? A sweet, funny book about manners in the bestselling Scholastic Level 1 reader format!

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?

Scholastic Readers encourage the joy and fun of reading with topics that kids love -- perfect for children beginning to read on their own!

About the Author

Jennifer is an award-winning illustrator and children's book author. She authored and illustrated the bestselling May I Please Have a Cookie? and Please Write Back. She lives in Massachusetts with her family, but you can visit her at

Praise For…


Morris, Jennifer E. May I Please Have a Cookie? 2005. 32p. illus. Scholastic, paper, $3.99 (0-439-73819-9).

K–Gr. 1. 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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780439738194
ISBN-10: 0439738199
Publisher: Cartwheel Books
Publication Date: October 1st, 2005
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Scholastic Reader, Level 1