The First Lady & Mrs. Robinson Read "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie"


Uploaded by whitehouse on 15.04.2009

Transcript:
>> MRS. OBAMA: All right.
So we're going to read, "if you give a mouse a cookie".
How many people have heard that book?
Yeah, this is one of our favorites.
So Sasha and Malia are going to be in charge of making sure you
guys see all the pictures. Are we ready?
>> CHILDREN: Yes!
>> MRS. OBAMA: Sasha and Malia, are you ready?
>> SASHA AND MALIA: Yes.
>> MRS. OBAMA: All right.
Me and grandma are going to take turns.
If you give a mouse a cookie --
>> MRS. ROBINSON: He's going to ask for a glass of milk.
>> MRS. OBAMA: When you give him the milk --
>> -- MRS. ROBINSON: He'll probably ask you for a straw.
>> MRS. OBAMA: When he's finished, he'll ask for a napkin.
>> MRS. OBAMA: Then he'll want to look in a mirror to make
sure he doesn't have a milk mustache.
>> MRS. OBAMA: when he looks into the mirror, he might notice
his hair needs a trim.
So he'll probably ask for a pair of nail scissors.
>> MRS. OBAMA: When he's finished giving himself a trim,
he'll want a broom to sweep up. He'll start sweeping.
>> MRS. OBAMA: He might get carried away and sweep every
room in the house.
>> MRS. ROBINSON: He may even end up washing the floor as well.
>> MRS. OBAMA: When he's done, he'll probably want to take a nap.
>> MRS. ROBISON: You'll have to fix up a little box for him with
a blanket and a pillow.
>> MRS. OBAMA: He'll crawl in, make himself comfortable, and
fluff the pillows a few times.
He'll probably ask you to read him a story.
>> MRS. ROBINSON: So you'll read him one from one of your books.
And he'll ask to see the pictures.
>> MRS. OBAMA: When he looks at the pictures, he'll get so
excited, he'll want to draw one of his own.
He'll ask for paper and crayons.
>> MRS. ROBINSON: He'll draw a picture.
>> MRS. OBAMA: When the picture is finished, --
>> MRS. ROBINSON: -- he'll want to sign his name --
>> MRS. OBAMA: -- with a pen.
>> MRS. ROBINSON: Then he'll want to hang his picture on your
refrigerator, which means he'll need --
>> MRS. OBAMA: -- scotch tape
>> MRS. ROBINSON: He'll hang up his drawing and stand back to
look at it.
Looking at the refrigerator will remind him that --
>> MRS. OBAMA: He's thirsty!
>> MRS. ROBINSON: So --
MRS. OBAMA: -- he'll ask for a glass of milk.
>> MRS. ROBINSON: And chances are, if he asks for a glass of
a glass of milk --
>> MRS. OBAMA: He's going to want a cookie to go
with it. The end!
(Applause.)