Did you know that the Beloved American Author, Mercer Mayer, had a Birthday on December 30?
Mercer Mayer has published over 300 books in his career, so far. He has used a wide range of illustrative styles, but he is most well-known for his series of book Little Critters and Little Monster. He drew from his own childhood experiences and parents and children simply love his creations because of it.
“Most of my books are about things that happened to me when I was a little kid,” says Mercer. “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.”
And now, to celebrate his birthday, Mercer Mayer and Silver Dolphin Books would like to include you in the celebration of his birthday. Silver Dolphin Books has reasons to celebrate too! This January, Silver Dolphin Books will be unveiling their very first app about Little Critter—Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter: The Trip.
If you love Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter books—you are going to love this new Little Critter app! The Trip app invites kids to learn while playing along with Little Critters and other characters from the books by Mercer Mayer. The goal of the app is to help kids reinforce the ability to resolve every day family based situations, like the kind featured in his books. With a variety of fun games and learning activities, the kids run through pre-school and early elementary concepts, like numbers, shapes, colors, patterns, letters, simple words and map reading.
The app has kids take an action packed car trip with Little Critter, Little Sister, Mom and Dad. While traveling, everything imaginable can happen. Literally, from A-Z can happen in this app. “B is for bad” when the “T is for tire” goes flat! And “L is for lost”when where did the “R is for road” go? Little Critters’ trip is full of humorous ups and downs like the actual road they’re following! It’s up to you and Little Critter to help find the way, fix the car when it breaks down, and play lots of fun “G is for games” with Little Sister to pass the time!
To further celebrate Mercer Mayer’s birthday, visit our Silver Dolphin website for FREE holiday e-cards, available from December 14! Check back as we will be posting some Little Critter activity sheets soon too for some holiday fun!
And what better way to celebrate a birthday than a giveaway? Who wants to win a Mercer Mayer autographed copy of LITTLE CRITTER’S SNOWBALL SOUP, a “My First I Can Read” book for readers ages 4 and up (paperback). A fun winter-themed book that ties so well into this festive time of year—join Little Critter, Little Sister, and Dog as they make their new friend the snowman a tasty treat—Snowball soup!
Contest is open to US and CA, and ends Jan 16, 11:59 pm EST.