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Happy Easter, Little Critter (Little Critter) (Look-Look)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Little Critter books have always been favorites in our house. My 13 year old loved them when he was very young and now my 2 1/2 year old loves them. Mercer Mayers illustration style just seems to draw kids in as he captures the emotions of children in his own silly way. As the title suggest this book has the Little Critter and his family celebrating Easter beginning with the kids finding the treats the Easter Bunny has left them.

From there it's off to church service. Little Critter does NOT like getting dressed up. So much like some little boys that I know! After church there's a big picnic where all of the kids dye their Easter Eggs and Little Critter thinks his are the best! The eggs are then hidden and all the kids go on an Easter egg hunt. Critter finds a lot but scowls when he misses one and someone else finds it. It's all good fun!

Now back home the kids finish their easter by digging into the wonderful treats that the Easter Bunny left them. Kids really love this book because they see Little Critter enjoying all of the fun activities and treats that they will be enjoying on Easter Day. Perfectly captures the spirit of Easter. Always a big hit!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on October 30, 2002
"Happy Easter, Little Critter" by Mercer Mayer was a good children's book, especially for around Easter time. Children would most likely like the illustrations because they are cute and bright. I think the book would teach kids about Easter, and the different things that go on on Easter day. It starts off in the morning and tells about him and his sister getting their Easter baskets and getting ready to go to church. The book also tells about what they do in church and the lunch and Easter egg hunt they go to with other families after church is over. I think there are some good morals to the story such as helping others and getting along with your siblings. It shows children how much fun a family holiday like Easter can be.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on March 21, 2008
My 3 yr old loves the Little Critter books. This one has Little Critter waking up on Easter hoping to be the first downstairs to see what the Easter Bunny has given him, only to find his little sister already playing w/ the Easter toys. The story goes on w/ more disapointments like his mom says no candy until after breakfast, getting dressed for church, and helping younger kids find the hidden Easter eggs, but in the end it was a fun and happy day. If you like the Little Critter series, you'll enjoy this one.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
ISBN 0307117235 - Easter books are all the craze today and I'm finding that there are few, so far, for people who just do the eggs, basket, candy part. For the non-believers, the Critters go to church in this one.

It's Easter morning and Little Critter wakes up and tries to sneak downstairs to get to his basket before anyone else wakes up - but his sister, as usual, has beaten him! After looking through their baskets and having breakfast, the family is off to church and then all the kids dye Easter eggs. A picnic lunch with friends fills the time while the eggs dry and, once everyone is full, the parents hide the eggs for the children. An egg hunt follows and then it's time to go home!

For the non-believers, the church thing might be enough of a turn-off to keep them away, but it's really a small part and there's no particular religion emphasized. The story is nice, especially the egg hunt, during which some of the older kids have to help some of the younger ones to find any eggs. Author/illustrator Mercer Mayer couldn't write a bad book if he tried - but this one is a little "eh" to me.

- AnnaLovesBooks
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 20, 2015
I was waiting for some sort of positivity in this book and it really doesn't have any...The little critter complains about his sister, church, dress clothes, little kids finding too many eggs, other kids finding eggs before him and not being able to eat chocolate for breakfast...then it says Happy Easter. If that sounds good to you then I'm sorry for the spoilers but chances are I just saved you from wasting money on this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 30, 2014
Little Critter was popular in my house as a child, and now my 4 year old son is continuing the tradition!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 3, 2012
This is our third Little Critter book and my kids continue to love it. Personally, I thought the story was extrememly short and ended too soon for the plot but they don't seem to mind.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 6, 2013
True to " Little Critter" form. Delightful, colorful, entertaining. My grandson enjoys finding the spider on every page. Very pleased
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on May 2, 2015
I am a retired reader from Clayton County Public Library in Ga. The children really loved this and I enjoyed reading it to them. In fact, I choose a Mercer Mayer book whenever I can. The stories are relevant and easy to read. I like the illustrations too, although the adults have not figured out what kind of animals they are. I don't think it matters to the children. They like them no matter what the are. I read to children in Pre-Kindergarten.
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on May 18, 2015
Little Critter books are definitely a favorite for children. I picked this book up for my nephew's easter basket and it was a hit. Happy Easter, Little Critter by Mercer Mayer was a fun book for Easter that has adorable illustrations. It does have Christian themes and helps teach a few good lessons as most little critter books do.
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