Little Critter: This Is My Town.pdf
From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2—Children will be drawn to this book by the familiar character and by Mayer's characteristic illustrations, which bustle with color and activity. Little Critter conducts a tour of his hometown, pausing by familiar places such as the post office and fire station. Each page has at most three lines of clear, simple text. Ample white space and large bold type make the book friendly to less-experienced readers, who will generally find that the pictures support their reading. There are a few random transitions, however. Most of the familiar scenes appear as spreads, but following the stop at town hall—"Our mayor works here"—the page turn jumps to a parade past the building with the mayor waving from an open car. "Sometimes we have parades in our town," Little Critter announces before abruptly moving on to the library. There, he and his friends listen to a story with rapt attention, but are later shushed while enjoying a book together. If that doesn't make a few librarians cringe, seeing Little Critter drop his books all over the library stairs will. Still, this title will be a welcome addition where this fellow and other Mayer titles are in demand, and it could fit well with a primary unit on community helpers.—Neala Arnold, St. Francis Elementary School, MN
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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 and sold over one hundred and fifty million copies. Born in Arkansas, Mercer now lives in Connecticut with his family.
Welcome to Critterville!
Little Critter® shares what he knows about his neighbors and the places to go in Critterville. Who delivers the mail? Where does Little Critter go to see a movie? Who keeps everyone safe? Come explore the town with Little Critter and discover where everyone works and plays!
This Is My Town is a simple story, ideal for emergent readers who are eager to know about who does what and where everything happens in their own towns.