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Just a Little Critter Collection (Little Critter) Hardcover – July 12, 2005
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About the Author
Mercer Mayer is the creator of the enduringly popular Little Critter books. Drawing from his own childhood adventures for inspiration, Mayer has created a beloved and classic character in Little Critter.
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"Most of my books are about things that happened to me when I was a little kid," says Mercer. "Now that I'm a big kid, I write about things that happen now, especially with my own children. They always help remind me of what it was like."
Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Mercer Mayer spent his childhood hunting lizards and snakes in the swamps near his home. During his teenage years, he attended the Honolulu Academy of Arts. He later received additional training at the Art Students League in New York City. Upon completion of his studies, he set out with pen and ink to write and illustrate a collection of children's books, reflecting many of the adventures he experienced as a child.
In 2007, Mr. Mayer was commissioned by Laura Bush to create the artwork used for the National Book Festival held on September 29 on the National Mall. He was an honored guest to the event, giving a demonstration and autographing hundreds of books for fans who attended.
Top Customer Reviews
Done in classic Mayer style, the illustrations are all very clever and there is always a subtle lesson of some kind available. Great stuff.
"When I'm Bigger" talks about being in 1st grade (she's going into Kindergarten in the Fall) and going to the store by himself and buying boots by himself and all big boy decisions, something all little kids look forward to making, but nothing too far ahead, just far enough to look forward to!
"What a Mess", a favorite of ours, finds Little Critter cleaning his messy room in order to locate his baseball mitt. It's hilarious and gets across the message of keeping your room clean so you know where your favorite things are when you need them in a fun way.
"I Was So Mad", another favorite, talks about all the naughty things Little Critter wanted to do, that every child can relate to, that adults just kept stopping him from. He keeps getting madder and madder until he decides to run away. But then his friends come along and invite him to play and instantly difuse his temper and he decides he'll run away tomorrow if he's still so mad.
"Just For You" In this one Little Critter keeps trying to help his mom but everything he does he messes up. He tries to carry the groceries and the bag breaks. He tries to set the table but is distracted by t.v., etc., It's kind of an ode to Mommy, very sweet and again, relatable.
"Just Go to Bed" This Breaks down the bed time ritual in all of our homes.Read more ›
Little Critter stories are always short, charming and have adorable pictures so I love reading them to my children.
This book contains: Just for You, When I Get Bigger, I Was So Mad, All By Myself, Just Go to Bed, Just a Mess, I Just Forgot.
This is a hardcover book so it will definitely survive many readings and little brothers! It is also convenient to have all of the stories in one location. It is also a great value, to get seven stories that retail around 3 or 4 dollars a piece for only around 10.
There is no downside to this purchase! I highly recommend Little Critter to any parent :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this for my little sister and she loved all the stores in it. Great price for all the stores the book includes.Published 8 days ago by Toni
Would buy again!
Very cute, kids love them when I give it a gifts!
Just the best stories. I remember reading them when my kids were young now my daughter is reading them to her daughterPublished 28 days ago by Amazon Customer