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Just for You (Little Critter) (Look-Look) (1975)

by Mercer Mayer

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Just for You by Mercer Mayer is about Little Critter helping his mother and family do things around the house. He always seems to mess things up when he tries to help but still thinks he is being helpful. The illustrations in this book are great and very easy understand. They have great detail but not an overwhelming amount. I think this book teaches the importance of helping others and especially family when they need help with chores but making sure to be helpful and not create more of a mess. ( )
  jsouth3 | Feb 29, 2016 |
Somehow I never minded reading these over and over again to my kids. I guess because LC is just a little naughty/ impulsive, but also lovable, w/good intentions. Something like Ramona Quimby, Clementine, and my kids. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Apr 14, 2015 |
The book that started the Little Critter series is endearing, and employs Mayer's comical and lovable illustrations. Little Critter wants to do something just for his mom, but somehow things never turn out how he planned. He wants to make her breakfast, but the eggs are too slippery. He wants to carry the groceries for her, but the bag breaks. Whether it is because he has limited self control (he eats the apple because he is too hungry), or limited coordination (he breaks the dishes he was going to put away because he can't balance them), his plans all fall short. There is one special thing, though, that Little Critter just knows he can do: give his mom a kiss. And he does it!

This series has always combined a child's perspective, cute and cartoony illustrations, a clever use of illustrations, and an understated humor for grown ups. These factors contribute to a book that is fun for children and adults. In this case, the little critter's faulty attempts to make his mom's life easier will be sympathetic and understandable to children, and hilarious to parents, who see that his efforts actually make his mom's life much harder. The pictures are more than cute; they amply illustrate the chaos that the text only alludes to, and present the various emotions Little Critter and his mom feel. This readable and enjoyable picture book shows that a series based on the Little Critter character was inevitable. ( )
  nmhale | Dec 2, 2013 |
Just For You is about Little Critter who tries to be a good helper but nothing goes right. He either breaks the dishes or there's a storm in the bathtub, etc.

I liked this book because I grew up reading them and they are cute books. I would use this in my classroom so show that making mistakes is okay.

The age group this would be appropriate for would be 3-7 year olds. The theme is that it is okay to make mistakes.
  awanalex | Nov 13, 2013 |
In this book little critter wanted to do something special for his mom for Mother's Day, but every time he tried it never worked out, until the end when he decided to just give his mom a hug! This book was enjoyable because it shows that the little things are what matters. This book would be appropriate for lower elementary grades.
  jcpenny0 | Nov 9, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 030711838X, Paperback)

This genuinely funny picture book is a classic -- one of the first that starred Mercer Mayer's popular Little Critter. In this title, young readers see Little Critter trying very hard to be a good helper. Unfortunately, something always seems to get in his way. When he tries to dry dishes for his mother, the dishes grow slippery. When he makes an effort not to splash water out of the tub, a storm comes up. On and on it goes, with Little Critter and his good intentions making readers laugh with him from start to finish.

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A little creature tries and tries to do something special for his mother but something always seems to go wrong.

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