Little Critters: Bedtime Stories - Includes SIX Favorite Critter Tales

Mercer Mayer
HarperCollins (2013)
ISBN 9780062236401

Reviewed by Miles Cassells (age 2.5) and Mom for Reader Views (3/13)

“Little Critters: Bedtime Stories” by Mercer Mayer is a set that comes with six Little Critter tales perfect for bedtime! I honestly think it’s perfect for anytime! This set also comes with a page of stickers and a poster to decorate however your child pleases. Miles loves stickers, oh yes indeed!

The first book we read was “The Lost Dinosaur Bone.” Little Critter’s class went on a field trip to the Critterville Museum of Natural History. They were going to see the dinosaur exhibit. Everyone was so excited! When they arrived at the museum, the exhibit was closed. Little Critter puts his mind to finding the lost bone! As the class visits the Hall of Gems and Minerals, butterfly garden and the Planetarium, Little Critter is on the hunt, keeping his eyes open and checking everywhere for the bone. You will have to read this book to find out what happens!

The second title we read was “Just A Little Music.” Little Critter and his family went to town to watch a parade. There was loud music and little sister had to cover her ears. Dad and Little Critter walked around and checked out the music store where he got to see instruments. Little Critter liked the tuba but found it to be too heavy. So he moves on to other instruments to find just the right one! Little Critter decides he wants to be a drummer. The drums were just perfect for him. Banging on the drums became all Little Critter wanted to do. This was surely getting on little sister’s nerves. “Just A Little Music” is a delightful tale of finding that perfect instrument and making a lot of noise! Super funny!

This set also includes “Bye-Bye, Mom and Dad,” “The Best Show & Share,” “Just A Little Too Little” and “The Best Teacher Ever.” Your child is surely to love each and every one of these books! Miles and I are just overwhelmed with joy that Little Critter is part of our reading time. We enjoy every book Mr. Mayer writes and Miles will surely love growing into these books when he can read them to himself. They are perfect to read to your child and also perfect for them to begin reading with. The stories are long enough to get a great moral or lesson across and short enough to keep your child interested!

I will be purchasing “Little Critters: Bedtime Stories” by Mercer Mayer for Miles’ little buddy. He has a birthday coming up in the next month and this set is everything a kid could want! Stories & stickers! All in a wonderful box with a handle!

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