December 29, 2012

Mercer Mayers Birthday + a giveaway of Snowball Soup

After Christmas is always a crazy busy party time for us,  My sisters birthday is on the 27th, my husbands brother is on the 29th, a brother in law on New Years Eve, my sister on New Years, and finally another brother in law on the 2nd of January.  Since we will be celebrating so many birthdays, I figured why not celebrate one on my blog as well.

Here's a few clues to whose birthday we are celebrating.
  • He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on December 30, 1943. 
  • He’s written and illustrated over 300 children’s books. 
  • His most famous character appeared in his 1975 book, Just For You. 
  • Two of the main character's favorite pets are a grasshopper and a spider. 
  • He’s going to be 69 this year so that means next year is the BIG 70. 

About - Mercer Mayer has published over 300 books using a wide range of illustrative styles, although he is probably best known for his Little Critter® and Little Monster series of books. When Mayer drew from his own childhood experiences in creating stories, he struck a chord with children and parents alike.

“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."

To Celebrate his birthday, Silver Dolphin Books is releasing the very first My Little Critter app - Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter: The Trip. 

In Little Critter: The Trip, you will be able to take an action-packed car trip with Little Critter, Little Sister, Mom and Dad in which everything imaginable happens—literally—from A to Z, in this fun-filled interactive 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! Kids learn along with Little Critter as, true to his nature, he cheers you on to scale new heights!  

To Win - They are also giving away an autographed copy of Snowball Soup to one of my lucky readers here!  

To Enter Complete any of the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.

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  1. My two little ones would enjoy this! I've always liked Just Me & My Mom.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  2. My favorite book is Just go to Bed. I would like to win this for my daughter

  3. Fun books. I liked them when I was little and it will be fun to share with my son. We have "The New Potty" Little Critter book on my phone. Me and My Dad is one I had when I was young.

  4. I'd love to win this for my grandson. My favorite is Just a Mess!

  5. I would love to win Little Critter's Snowball Soup for my 2 little granddaughters (sisters). I have not read any of Mercer Mayer's books yet. :)

  6. I'd love to win this for my daughter! I think my favorite is Just Me and My Mom!!

  7. I love Just Go to Bed. This would be for my daughter!

  8. this would be for my son. i do not know any mercers books

  9. I would like to win it for my kids. My favorite is I was so Mad.

  10. michelle gilliland mcafeeDecember 30, 2012 at 11:22 PM

    My adorable niece. My kids loved the Little Critter. I think my boys liked All about me and Just go to bed.

  11. I would love to win this for my sons. Our favorite book is Just Me and My Dad.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

  12. I would love to win this for my little grandson. This is the first I've heard of this author.

  13. I want to win this for my niece.

  14. Would love to win this for my kids, who love to be read to just before bed.
    ~Sandra U.

  15. I would like this for my son! I like all of the Little Critter books!

  16. I collect the Little Critter books and would love to win this for our family. My favorite one is where he sleeps over at his grandparents house.

  17. This would be for my son & daughter to share. My son and I read Little Critter's Joke Book recently and enjoyed it. tylerpants(at)

  18. I'd like to win for my daughter. We like "Happy Easter, Little Critter"