December 18, 2012
Can you believe that the holidays are HERE?! Wow, it seems like November just flew by. December is really a time of celebration. To be with family and to celebrate a special someone’s birthday! That’s right, a someone special will be celebrating a birthday very soon!
Well, here are a few facts about our Birthday Man…
- He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on December 30, 1943.
- He’s written and illustrated over 300 children’s books.
- His most famous character appeared in his 1975 book, Just For You.
- Two of the main character’s favorite pets are a grasshopper and a spider.
- He’s going to be 69 this year so that means next year is the BIG 70, so we need to start planning a BIG celebration.
The answer is the Award-winning American children’s book author and illustrator Mercer Mayer. 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. My boys love these books! We are actually pretty excited for the new app.
In January 2013, Silver Dolphin Books will be unveiling their very first app about Little Critter—Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter: The Trip.
The app is still being developed right now by Silver Dolphin Books together with the award-winning app developer John R. Sansevere. Here’s a sneak peak at one of the scenes from the app:
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!
We can visit our Silver Dolphin website for FREE holiday e-cards, available RIGHT NOW! And keep a look out for fun holiday activity sheets
So, how about a Giveaway to help celebrate as well? One lucky I Heart Saving Money reader will win an autographed book!
Entry is simple…you just need to complete the task below! You can gain a bonus entry as well (just make sure that you leave one entry for each one — up to a total of 3 comments.) As a reminder, comments left on Facebook, Twitter or other posts will not be included. I will choose the winner on 12/27 at 11 pm.
- Leave a comment telling me why you love Little Critter.
Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by the folks at Silver Dolphin Books. All comments and opinions are my own!