I received a free copy of these books from the publisher for review purposes. I was not compensated for my review or required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.
I LOVE the Little Critter books by Mercer Mayer!
In It’s True, children learn the importance of telling the whole truth, and that little white lies are still lies. The story and illustrations are what you’ve come to expect from Mercer Mayer in the Little Critter books. The “faith” element of this particular story was a very brief, passing mention of a verse that isn’t even really in context (“In the Bible, God says the truth will set you free. If you don’t tell the truth, you will never be very happy.”). I appreciate the moral lesson provided by the book, which you’ll find in many of the Little Critter books, but was expecting more of a faith focus from this publisher.
However, thee is a fine line between incorporating God’s word and not making the entire book sound preachy, so I can understand that, and we still really enjoyed the books. I just wanted to share that for those who might be expecting more of a faith focus.
You Go First
In, You Go First, children learn the importance of preferring others and putting them first. I appreciate the process Little Critter goes through in learning the lesson.
My boys, 4 and 6, loved these books. They have requested them several times. There are some funny elements to the story that keep them very engaged, and they love to see what happens with Little Critter. It’s a great way for us to start conversations about the issues of honesty and thinking of others before themselves.
Bonus & Giveaway
Did you know that there is a Little Critter website? It’s chock full of coloring pages, apps, activities, resources, etc! Check it out!
Tommy Nelson has generously provided me with a set of these great books to pass on to one of my readers! Enter using the rafflecopter below :)
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