Mayer, Mercer Just Big Enough HarperFestival, 2013. $3.99 PICTURE BOOK Content:G.
Little Critter is annoyed because the big kids at his school have taken his place on the bus, they won’t let him play with them at recess and they hogged all the cupcakes at lunch time. He builds a growing machine, because he figures if he grows taller then he will be able to do all the things big kids can do, but it doesn’t work. When he goes to visit his grandpa at the farm his grandpa shows that sometimes smaller is better.
Little Critter books are great ways to talk with little kids about their feelings. The illustrations are adorable and the story is simple with issues that are important to kids. This is another great Little Critter book.
PREK, EL (K-3)-ADVISABLE. Reviewer, C. Peterson.