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Little Critter is a fun critter character created by Mercer Mayer. It first appeared in 1975 (the first book was 'Just for You') but it is still popular with kids and parents.
The 'Little Critter' book series for iPads and iPhones is produced by Oceanhouse Media.
The titles available for iPad and iPhone include such classics as Grandma, Grandpa, and Me, Happy Valentine’s Day, Just Lost and more (there are about 30 Little Critter book apps in the App Store at the moment).
All iPad and iPhone Little Critter books have the following features: 3 reading modes, professional narration, the 'tap to read' feature and more.
Here is our list of favorite Little Critter books. Enjoy!

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Merry Christmas Mom and Dad - Little Critter

Merry Christmas Mom and Dad - Little Critter
by Oceanhouse Media

Price: 1.99$
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iPhone + iPad

Overall Score: 90/100

version reviewed: 2.4

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Best for: Interactive books, Attention & concentration, Early literacy, Language, Personal & social

What it is and what you do with it: an interactive version of the book by Mercer Mayer. 17 pages.

Three reading modes: listen to the narrated story with the words highlighted, read as a 'traditional' book and auto play (automatic reading and turning the pages). Tap on the pictures to hear the associated words read out.

Additional activity: find 14 grasshoppers and 15 spiders hidden in the pages.

What we liked: the story. Original artwork. Sounds and sound backgrounds. Good navigation and reading options (easy access to single pages, words are highlighted when read by the narrator etc.). Professional narration (plus the option to record and share your own narration). The spot the grasshoppers/spiders activity.

What we didn't like: no animations. The pages are very static (apart from zoom in/zoom out type animations).

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Trick or Treat -Little Critter - Android version

Trick or Treat -Little Critter - Android version
by Oceanhouse Media

Price: 1.99$
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Android

Overall Score: 88/100

version reviewed: 1.42

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Best for: Interactive books, Attention & concentration, Early literacy, Language, Personal & social
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What it is and what you do with it: an interactive version of the book by Gina and Mercer Mayer. 21 pages.

Three reading modes: listen to the narrated story with the words highlighted, read as a 'traditional' book and auto play (automatic reading and turning the pages). Tap on the pictures to hear the associated words read out.

Additional activity: find 23 mice hidden in the pages.

What we liked: the story. Original artwork. Sounds and sound backgrounds. Good navigation and reading options (easy access to single pages, words are highlighted when read by the narrator etc.). Professional narration (plus the option to record and share your own narration). The spot the mice activity.

What we didn't like: no animations. The pages are very static (apart from zoom in/zoom out type animations).

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Trick or Treat - Little Critter

Trick or Treat - Little Critter
by Oceanhouse Media

Price: 0.99$ (was 1.99$)
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May contain `more apps` links
iPhone + iPad

Overall Score: 88/100

version reviewed: 2.4

reviewed:


Best for: Interactive books, Attention & concentration, Early literacy, Language, Personal & social
Video

What it is and what you do with it: an interactive version of the book by Gina and Mercer Mayer. 21 pages.

Three reading modes: listen to the narrated story with the words highlighted, read as a 'traditional' book and auto play (automatic reading and turning the pages). Tap on the pictures to hear the associated words read out.

Additional activity: find 23 mice hidden in the pages.

What we liked: the story. Original artwork. Sounds and sound backgrounds. Good navigation and reading options (easy access to single pages, words are highlighted when read by the narrator etc.). Professional narration (plus the option to record and share your own narration). The spot the mice activity.

What we didn't like: no animations. The pages are very static (apart from zoom in/zoom out type animations).

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Little Critter Numbers

Little Critter Numbers
by Oceanhouse Media

Price: 0.99$ (was 1.99$)
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iPhone + iPad

Overall Score: 86/100

version reviewed: 2.6

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Best for: Interactive books, Attention & concentration, Early literacy, Language, Personal & social

What it is and what you do with it: interactive version of the book by Mercer Mayer introducing kids to numbers 1 to 10.

Explore the pages one by one (or using the Page Selector). Tap on the pictures to hear the associated words read out.

What we liked: original Little Critter artwork. Sounds and sound backgrounds. Good navigation and reading options (easy access to single pages, words are highlighted when read by the narrator etc.). Professional narration (plus the option to record and share your own narration).

What we didn't like: we wish there were more interactive features (apart from word-picture associations).

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Little Critter Library

Little Critter Library
by Oceanhouse Media

Price: free
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iPhone + iPad

Overall Score: 65/100

version reviewed: 1.0

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Best for: Interactive books, Attention & concentration, Early literacy, Language, Personal & social

What it is and what you do with it: a set of about 34 books from the Little Critter series by Mercer Mayer.

Tap on the cover to download the chosen book (subscribers have access to all the books).

Each book has three reading modes: listen to the narrated story with the words highlighted, read as a 'traditional' book and auto play (automatic reading and turning the pages). Tap on the pictures to hear the associated words read out.

What we liked: the concept (a subscription based access to the full library). Little Critter stories. Original artwork. Sounds and sound backgrounds. Good navigation and reading options (easy access to single pages, words are highlighted when read by the narrator etc.). Professional narration (plus the option to record and share your own narration). Extra activities (e.g. spot the mice). The reporting feature for parents (though we wish there were more options).

What we didn't like: the pages are very static (apart from zoom in/zoom out type animations).

Note about our ratings: please note that our ratings are based on the 'full access' version of the app.

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