18 December, 2012

Happy Birthday Mercer Mayer! New App & Signed Book Giveaway Ends 12/31

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.
Mercer 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.

Kids empathize with Little Critter and the situations he finds 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!

If 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.
Available 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!

 Please note that the books are currently being signed by Mr. Mayer and will be sent out to the winner early in January!
Loading Entry-Form...
... 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.