Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy Birthday Mercer Mayer!!! And a Giveaway for an autographed copy of Little Critter’s SnowballL Soup, a “My First I Can Read” book!!

 Happy Belated Birthday Mr. Mercer Mayer!!!!
Mr. Mercer Mayer turned the big 69 on December 30th!!! 
To help celebrate His birthday, he has teamed up with Silver Dolphin Books to promote his new Little Critter's App coming out this month and to give away one of his Children's Book; Little Critters Snowball Soup, that he personally autographed!!! 

Mr. Mercer Mayer was born on December 30th 1943, in Little Rock Arkansas, and is an Award winning American Children's Book author  and Illustrator of over 300 Children's Books!! Some of his well known books are Little Critter's and Little Monster's series! When Mayer drew from his own childhood experiences in creating stories, he struck a chord with children and parents alike!!

He stated that, "Most of my books are about things that happened to me when I was a little kid. Now that I'm a big kid, I write about things that happen now, especially with my own children and grandchildren. They always remind me of what it is like to be little."

Mercer Mayer's Little Critter appeals to young reader 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 perhaps the biggest secret of all!

I can remember when I was very young, My late Grandma would read me Little Critter books, and remember that I would climb up in her chair right beside her and listen to her as she read it to me, over and over lol!! Funny how some things can trigger great memories!!

If you love Mercer Mayer's Little Critter Books, you are going to really enjoy Little Critter: The Trip App!!

Little Critter: The Trip APP :

During this month, Silver Dolphin Books will be releasing their new app: Little Critter: The Trip App. Right now it is being developed by Silver Dolphin Books and with the Award Winning app Developer, John R Sansevere!

Silver Dolphins Book;s Little Critter: The Trip invites young children to learn along with Little Critter and other familiar characters who will reinforce their ability to resolve the practial, down-to-earth, Family-based situations typically presented in Mayer's book series. Offering a balance of fun learning activities and awesome games, the Little Critter app emphasizes basic pre-school and early elementary curriculum.

This awesome App will take you on an action packed car trip with Little Critter, Little Sister, mom and Dad in which everything imaginable happens, literally from A to Z!! Little Critter's trip is full of humorous ups and downs like the actual roads they are following!! Its up to you to help Little Critter find the way, fix the car when it breaks down and play lots of fun games with Little Sister to pass the time!!

To learn more visit, You can also connect with them on Facebook and Twitter! Be sure to check out their Blog also for up-coming events and to find out more about the App Little Critter: The Trip!!

To enter, simply fill out some or all of the Rafflecopter form below. Remember, you have a better chance at winning, by doing most of the entries and coming back daily for the daily entries!! GOOD LUCK!!


♥~ Giveaway ~♥
♥~ Rules ~♥

♥~Open to the US.
♥~All entries will be verified.
♥~Winner will be notified by email, and has 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen.
♥~Winners will be drawn from provided by Rafflecopter.
♥~Giveaway ends 01/31 11:59 EST .

*Disclaimer- I am receiving an autographed book signed by Mercer Mayer for celebrating and promoting this giveaway and the newly soon to be released Little Critter's App. All opinions expressed are mine and one hundred percent honest and true, your opinion may differ.*

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Jennifer Young said...

I'd love to win this for my daughters!! They absolutely love the Little Critter books. Both my girls head straight to the Mercer Mayer section of the library every time we go! :)

Sandy VanHoey said...

All my grandchildren have many of his books, my granddaughters would love it

Brittany said...

When I was pregnant w/ my son, I got these books because I enjoyed them when I was little.

Heather! said...

When I was growing up, I used to walk to the library in my small town after school. My brother and I would play and read there every day for a couple of hours until my mom finished work, at which time she'd come pick us up. In the kids' room there was a Mercer Mayer play set with several of the Lil' Critter figures and a town playset. We played with that every day! Also loved his books, and we each read every single one the library could get. Loved them so much!

GramMarie said...

I would love to win this for my granddaughter, Dayla, who is just learning to read at age 5 1/2.

Nikkie Cossairt said...

I would love to win this for my Niece!

janetfaye said...

I would like to win this for my grandson.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Gina H. said...

I'd love to win this for my niece.

kim burnett said...

Id love to win this for my daughtetr

Sam Stamp said...

Growing up I had so many of the Little Critter books, I think I still have a couple! I liked the one where he went to the beach and all the different family member ones. Me and my Grandma, me and my grandpa! They're great books!

C.R. said...

for my granddaughter

Sarah Walker said...

I would love to win this for my son.

Sue Hull said...

I used to read these books to my daughter when she was little.The first time we found one of these books was at the doctors office.Then I had to go buy a couple.I'd like to win this for my neice. Thank you for the cool giveaway! :)

Jean Brinkley said...

Little Critter was a favorite of mine when I was little. My best memory is reading "Just for You" to my Dad when I was 6 or so. I love introducing my two girls to the Little Critter books - an autographed book would be so special!

christie said...

would give to gracelynn

cstironkat said...

I would like to win this for Lydia who loves the Little Critter books.

Rochel S said...

Loved reading Little Critter books when I was a kid! We had all the books! And now my son enjoys reading them so I would love this for him!