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Little Critter: Just Big Enough

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    Mercer Mayer(Author, Illustrator)

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Little Critter: Just Big Enough, written and illustrated in full color by bestselling author Mercer Mayer, offers a gentle but important lesson about bullying.
In this 8x8 paperback, Little Critter is being bullied. Bigger kids steal his seat on the bus, eat his cupcakes, and won’t let him play football with them.
Little Critter decides he has to get bigger, too. So he stuffs himself with vegetables, exercises until he’s exhausted, and turns himself a growing machine. He’s so disappointed when his hard work fails…
But his grandfather helps him see that bigger isn’t always better. With this encouragement, Little Critter leads a team of smaller kids in a relay race against the big kids. And the little kids win!

PreSchool-Grade 1–When big kids start to bully Little Critter and make his life miserable, he decides that the only solution is to get taller. In an attempt to speed up the process, he crams down veggies, exercises to exhaustion, and finally builds himself a "growing machine" to sit in. When his height remains unchanged, he takes his troubles to his grandpa, who shows him that biggest isn't always best. In the disappointing ending, Little Critter challenges the big kids to a relay race that he and his smaller friends illogically win. Colorful cartoons depict the fuzzy brown protagonist along with all of the other animal characters. While fans of the series may not mind the pat ending, readers looking for tales with a little more panache should stick with Helen Lester's Hooway for Wodney Wat (Houghton, 1999), Alexis O'Neil's Recess Queen (Scholastic, 2002), or Pat Hutchins's classic, Titch (Turtleback, 1971).–Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha's Public Library, WI Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. What's so great about being little when it means the big kids take your seat on the bus, eat all of the cupcakes, and won't let you play football? Little Critter® wants to grow up—and quickly. So he builds a growing machine but doesn't grow an inch. What's a critter to do? Just when things seem hopeless, Little Critter's grandpa shows him that being big doesn't always mean being the best.

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  • By K. Pope on June 8, 2015

    Read these books to my 4 children and now share them with my grandkids, love Little Critter. So many good lessons taught in these stories!

  • By Karen Corson on June 12, 2013

    Love all of Mercer Mayer's books so this one did not disappoint me. I love the title and it is nice not to just be too little or too big but just big enough!!

  • By Miss Tiffany on October 21, 2012

    I enjoy these books a lot. I read to my 11 month old son at night . I like to get the hard copies of the books,but getting the books quickly is awesome. We enjoy Just Me and My Mom so much we have to get them all one book at a time.

  • By Cris M on May 22, 2016

    Great story for a little kid who wants to be big.

  • By Guest on March 1, 2015

    My kids always love reading these books. They can't get enough of them. Glad they have these on the kindle.

  • By Kelly on December 27, 2012

    My kindergartners needed to hear this story! We love little critter and always look for the spider and the mouse

  • By Christatrudeau on August 21, 2013

    I Love the lesson in here. Being little is sometimes an advantage. Big isn't all its cracked up to be.

  • By RNJ on March 6, 2012

    I was not able to open this book on my iPad, with the kindle app. My daughter loves the reading. We were not able to enlarge the writing.

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