An eggs-tra special, egg-citing tale featuring the beloved Little Critter!
Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is celebrating Easter in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he’s dyeing eggs, searching for baskets, or snacking on sweets, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect way to celebrate the Easter holiday!
About the Author
Mercer Mayer began writing and illustrating children's books in 1966, and since then, he has published over 300 titles. Readers can open almost his award-winning books and out may pop dragons, cuddly monsters, wonderful creatures, and endearing critters. Drawing from his own childhood adventures for inspiration, he created one of children’s books’ most cherished characters, Little Critter. Mayer currently lives in Connecticut.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Series of books featuring a popular character, like the Berenstain Bears or Little Critter, have a hard time with the holiday-themed stories. They are so focused on finding a tale to fit the theme that the writing is overblown and sloppy. I was pleasantly surprised that this book was a much better attempt at portraying the Easter holiday. The text is simple and clear, in keeping with the other books in the series. It innocently portrays an old-fashioned Easter celebration, with Easter baskets and dressing up and church and the egg hunt. Emphasis on the egg hunt. It is appropriate in presenting the child's interest in the holidays, and still features the adorable illustrations that are a trademark of the Little Critter series. However, the story is a bit dull, and lacks some of the charm of other books featuring the same characters. I've fallen in love with the little Critter series because it captures a child's perspective so well, but blends in great tongue-in-cheek humor that a parent appreciates. This particular title observes Easter from a child's point of view, but is missing that subtle humor I love. It's better than other holiday attempts in different series, but not as good as other titles in the Little Critter series.
This book is really cute but I would be skeptical about reading it to a class since religion may be an issue. However, if you did; a fun activity would be to have the students tell what they do on Easter. You could also have them draw a picture of their favorite Easter activity or have a little Easter egg hunt. I really like this book because it is simple and everyone is happy. The pictures are also really cute and colorful.
Little Critter goes through a basic Easter routine- he gets his Easter basket, goes to church, decorates eggs, and goes on an Easter egg hunt. The day has its ups and downs, but Little Critter enjoys it.