Little Critter: Just Big Enough

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HarperCollins, Jun 29, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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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!

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User Review  - Dash - Goodreads

My favorite part is when the little kids beat the big kids in the race. Read full review

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User Review  - Mary - Goodreads

We like how the character learns to look for the positive and stand up for himself without being aggressive. It's fun for children to "spy" the little spider in every illustration. Becky, Jacob likes it as much as Jonathan! Thank you! Read full review

About the author (2004)

Mercer Mayer has been writing and illustrating books for children for more than forty years. His most recognized character, the lovable and charismatic Little Critter®, was born in 1975 in the book Just for You. Mercer's Little Critter has since starred in more than two hundred books, which have sold over one hundred and fifty million copies. Born in Arkansas, Mercer now lives in New England with his family.

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