Monday, May 17, 2010

Little Critter: Where is My Frog by Mercer Mayer - Book 2 for Children's Day

Little Critter: Where is My Frog? (A lift-the-flap book)
by Mercer Mayer
Copyright 2010
Sterling Books - Children's (ages 4 and up)

Sterling Books sent me an unsolicited copy of Where is My Frog? and I can't even begin to tell you how excited I was to receive it! Although I no longer have small children, we still have stacks of Little Critter books from my boys' younger days. We're not willing to part with them; all of our Little Critter books are stored in the "save for future grandchildren and visitors" boxes.

In Where is My Frog, Little Critter goes on a fishing trip with his father, his dog and his frog (although Dad "didn't think taking frog was a good idea"). The moment they hop out of the car, the frog hops away and the rest of the book is devoted to a search for the missing frog. Because the book is a lift-the-flap book, the reader gets to lift the flaps to look for the frog -- inside a basket and a log, behind the leaves of a tree, under a rock, and so forth.

There are very few words, so the book would be great to read to small children who are still wiggly. I think you can go younger than a 4-year-old -- it just depends on whether or not a child has graduated from the ripping stage. Behind one of the flaps, Little Critter himself sits, giggling, while his father searches.

5/5 - A fun addition to the lovely, happy Little Critter series; highly recommended.

This is Book 2 for Children's Day! More to come . . .


  1. okay may have to invest in this one for the T man. :) But little one is not quite ready for that yet. lol He's still in the everything goes in the mouth stage. lol

  2. Krista,

    Yeah, the little guy will have to wait a while, but I'm sure T. would love it. He's not too old to have fun lifting flaps and when he's ready to start reading, he'll be probably still have fun with it because the words are simple and he'll be excited to read it on his own. :)

  3. Oh my God!!!! They still make Little Critter books??? And Mercer Mayer is still writing them?? This review instantly brought me back to my childhood, Nancy. I used to love these books SO MUCH!! My absolute favorite used to be Me Too! Do you remember that one? Me and my sister used to read it over and over and over again :) Thanks for putting a smile on my face today.

  4. Chris,

    Yes, of course I remember Me, Too!! That was our absolute favorite. It's so funny. I used to do a squeaky "little sister" voice saying "Me, too!" and the kids loved it. Aren't they the cutest books? I was really surprised that they're still around (and thrilled).

  5. Oh, how fun! We have quite a few Little Critter books- but all old ones, I didn't know there were any new ones! and I've never seen one with flaps, my kid would love that.

  6. Jeane,

    That surprised me, too. My kids are 18 and 25, so it's been a while since we collected our pile of Little Critter books. The flaps are super cool. I read it aloud to my husband and he was rolling his eyes because I sort of got the giggles. Well, it's cute! LOL I'm sure your kids would love it. :)

  7. I absolutely love ALL the Little Critter books, and I refuse to get rid of mine either. Awesome!


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