|Happy Birthday! Mercer Mayer December 30|
Throughout his formidable career, Mercer Mayer has published over 300 books using a wide range of
illustrative styles, although he is probably best known for his Little Critter® and Little Monster
series of books. When Mayer drew from his own childhood experiences in
creating stories, he struck a chord with children and parents alike.
Mayer’s Little Critter appeals to young readers who identify with his
first-person narration of his thoughts, feelings, ideas and inspirations as he
navigates the challenges of childhood. Life in Critterville
mirrors the everyday experiences of children everywhere. Little Critter and his best friends Tiger and Gator love to play
sports, read comics, ride skateboards and go on school field trips,
out for pizza, and to the movies! And
just like real-life kids, they deal with challenges, help their friends, love
their pets and get annoyed by their younger siblings while striving for independence and a better
understanding of their world.
himself in that are so familiar to them, and laugh along at his heart-warming
and ever hopeful efforts to negotiate the world. Little Critter shows that
it’s all right to fail and try again, and to keep trying until you get it
right. And just as importantly, have fun and laugh at themselves in the
process, which is perhaps the biggest secret of all!
you love Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter books—you are going to love this new
app! Here’s another scene from the upcoming Little Critter: The Trip app.
in late January 2013, Silver Dolphin Book’s Little Critter: The Trip app
To further celebrate Mercer Mayer’s birthday, visit the Silver Dolphin website for FREE holiday e-cards, available from December 14! Check back as we will be posting some Little Critter activity sheets soon too for some holiday fun!
One Detroit Mom reader will win a Mercer
Mayer autographed copy
of LITTLE CRITTER’S SNOWBALL SOUP, a “My First I Can Read” book for readers
ages 4 and up (paperback). A fun winter-themed book that ties so well into this
festive time of year—join Little Critter, Little Sister, and Dog as they make their new
friend the snowman a tasty treat—Snowball soup!
note that the books are currently being signed by Mr. Mayer and will be sent
out to the winner early in January!
Disclosure: I received one or more of the above mentioned products for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own and may differ from yours.