This is good funjust the kind of book a beginning reader will love. The entertaining, full-page pictures show details of the story and then some. The main character is a creature innocently experiencing life to its fullestjust like many a first grader. In the first story "Bye-Bye, Mom and Dad," Little Critter decides to tell his Grandma and Grandpa a scary story, only it was too scary for them so everyone had to check for monsters under the bed. And since Grandma and Grandpa were still a little afraid, Little Sister and Little Critter decide to sleep with them in bed that night. In "Just a School Project," Little Creature cannot think of anything for the Science Fair. He builds a rocket ship, but it just sits on the ground with him inside. And when he digs for dinosaur bones in the back yard, all he finds is a dog bone. But then he stumbles upon caterpillars and his Science Project is born. The book is nicely laid out with pictures on every page and one or two controlled vocabulary sentences per page. The collection contains seven stories ranging from driving a dump truck, to training for a big race. 2005, HarperFestival/HarperCollins, Ages 4 to 7.