Just Me and My Mom

Just Me and My Mom

by Mercer Mayer

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Head to the big city with Little Critter and his mom in this adventurous picture book! 

Mercer Mayer's Little Critter is spending a special day with his mom in this classic, funny, and heartwarming story. Whether the duo is at the museum, the aquarium, or the toy store, both parents and children alike will relate to Little Critter’s beloved story. A perfect gift for Mother’s Day . . . or any day!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307125842
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 10/09/2001
Series: Look-Look Series
Edition description: Random House ed.
Pages: 24
Sales rank: 128,637
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.08(d)
Lexile: AD520L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

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 any of his award-winning books and out may pop dragons, cuddly monsters, wonderful creatures, and endearing critters. Drawing from his own childhood adventures for inspiration, Mayer created one of children’s books most cherished characters, Little Critter. He currently lives in Connecticut.

Customer Reviews

Just Me and My Mom (Little Critter) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
nmhale on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Little Critter and his mom have a day on the town, visiting the museum and the aquarium and the mall, with a quick trip in a fancy restaurant and a real lunch at a hot dog cart. They take the train there and back, with Little Critter crashing into sleep on the way home. I continue to love this series. The text is simple, which means it can keep the attention of my two-year-old as I read to her. Yet even though Mayer keeps the story small and economical, he inserts a lot of humor in his words. For instance, the way Little Critter has to hold his mom's hand so she won't be scared, and his innocent naivete in not understanding why the museum curator doesn't want him holding fragile dinosaur eggs or why the aquarium docent kicks them out because his pet frog jumps in the fish tank. Mayer truly captures a child's perspective in his series.The pictures are a treat, too. Very cute, with lots of details in every illustration that will delight the careful reader. It's fun to keep track of his pet frog's antics. As a new mom, I loved the expressions on his mother's face: tired, exasperated, proud, and always loving. I've had many a trip to the museum or aquarium or restaurants myself - but never in one day, that would be just too much! - so I can appreciate how wonderful yet exhausting such adventures are with your children. This is a sweet story which I plan on reading many more times to all my children.
MrsLee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A testament to the importance of moms.
kperk12 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a cute book about a boy and his mom who went shopping, to the museum, a fancy restaurant and on the train. He enjoyed spending time with his mom and was very proud of himself and his adventures at the end of the book. This is a book I would have on my classroom shelf not necessarily a read-aloud book in whole group setting.
ejhamilton on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
this book was about a child and their mom. something ever little kid can relate to. it had good illustrations that the children could look at and add to the story that was being told, a good way for them to use their imagination.
aconant05 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Little Critter causes a bunch of trouble when he goes on a trip into the city with his mom.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Little Critter and his mom go the big city and have some adventures. What I found most most interesting was that Little Critter's friend, the Frog is in almost every page! This book is perfect to read on Mother's Day, and it's also a good bed-time story any day of the year.
babyloveTX More than 1 year ago
shows the importance of spending time with each child alone. Cute story our 1 year old son enjoys it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My son has a very good relationship with his mom for which I'm glad. This book tells of many of the things that a son and his mom do when they are together and it is also great, and it is similar to my boy and his mom. A child needs both parents and Mercer Mayer makes that clear, as he also makes clear that a child needs grandparents and friends as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a nurse that works with preschoolers and reads loads of books before naptime and bedtime. This and other books by this author are read on a daily basis. The stories capture the child's attention and makes them laugh and forget what is going on around them.