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  - EmilyJayneMann - LibraryThing

This is a story about a boy who wants to be big enough to do all the things he wants. In the end he realizes its okay to be his size. Great for children needing to love themselves. Read full review

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User Review  - Lizziep - LibraryThing

When Little Critter get bullied at school because he is so small, he begins to brain storm as many ideas as he can so he can get bigger. He tries eating all of his vegetables, exercising, and even a ... Read full review

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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 CritterŽ, 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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