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Just a Mess

by Mercer Mayer

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Little Critter can't find his baseball mitt. When he asks his mom to help him find it, she directs him to his room. But his room is just a mess! He can't find anything. Of course, his mom tells him he can clean up his own mess, but that doesn't stop the little critter from trying to get out of it by asking everyone else in the family. When he realizes he is on his own, Little Critter cleans up the mess in his own way: stuffs a bunch of stuff in the closet and under the bed, tries to use the hose to clean the floor, and ends by vacuuming up more than he bargained for. True to the style of this series, each page has a small amount of text and detailed illustrations that add depth and meaning to the words. The story is told with understated humor. Little Critter is adorable, and captures a child's thinking and emotion. Every parent will appreciate a story about the child cleaning their messy room, and kids will relate to his immature understanding of the situation. This book is fun and sweet, and wonderful to read aloud. ( )
  nmhale | May 31, 2014 |
This is a book about a boy who is trying to find his baseball mitt and his room is a disaster. He asks his mom, dad, and sister to all help with finding it and they all tell him no but when he goes and starts cleaning he is looking for his pillow and finds his baseball mitt on the other side of his bed.
  jamie_lanell | Dec 3, 2010 |
This book is awesome. It is about a little critter who does not want to clean his room. He can't find his baseball mitt, and even other things because his room is such a mess. His mother tries to give him tips and throwing it in the closet or under the bed is not the solution, because then he can not find his pillow. The story teaches a good lesson on being clean and listening to you parents.
  slw017 | Sep 23, 2010 |
A little boy is trying to find his baseball mitt but his room is too much of a mess! He asks his mom to help but she says he made the mess so he cleans it up. When he's finally done, he can't find his pillow... but in the end it all works out... ( )
  dtortorice | Apr 8, 2010 |
Good and bad things always happen to this little critter. He doesn't want to clean his room when he is asked to and when he does he throws stuff under the bed and in the closet just as any other kid would do. But he finally finds his baseball mit on the other side of his pillow he realizes that his mom may be right.
  mdkladke | Nov 16, 2009 |
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In this hilarious picture-book tale, the very popular Little Critter is forced to clean up his room in order to find his lost baseball mitt. His way of dealing with the mess is fast and funny -- and ultimately successful!

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A boy cleans up his messy room to try to find his baseball mitt.

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