A Mercer Mayer book? Yes please! My review of "You Go First" @DailyVineCA

You Go First, Mercer Mayer

about the book....

The first book in the new Inspired Kids line featuring the famous Little Critter!

Since 1975, Mercer Mayer has been writing and illustrating stories about Little Critter® and the antics he stumbles into while growing up. Thomas Nelson is thrilled to bring this beloved brand to the Christian market with the launch of Inspired Kids, a new line of faith-based books featuring Little Critter.

In You Go First, Litter Critter loves being first—even if it hurts his family and friends. After several missteps, Little Critter learns that the secret to getting along is treating others the way he wants to be treated—which, in Little Critter’s case, means letting someone else be first.

my review....

Starring my favourite Little Critter characters, ones that blessed my own childhood, "You Go First" brings to life important values in an entertaining package. Mercer Mayer's pictures are colourful and filled with fun details, and if your children are like mine, they will love looking for the spider and the mouse hidden in the pages of the book! Your children will recognize their own behaviour and attitudes in Little Critter as he learns an important lesson about what happens if you always demand to be the first in line to do something!  My daughters in grade two and three respectively had no trouble reading this book to themselves or their younger brother, and said they enjoyed the well-written story and the pictures that go along with it. The best part about this book is its ability to open up a conversation with your little ones about the impact our behaviour can have on our friends, and why God wants us to share with others and take turns. In my opinion, this message is not only an important one for our own children, but a good reminder for the parents and adults reading the book as well!

I don't know about you, but I loved reading "Little Critters" books when I was a child, and I'm happy to see this faith-based version starring Little Critter as well. If you would like to read a book with your children that will captive them with its interesting pictures while conveying an important truth as well, then pick up a copy of "You Go First". 4.5 out of 5 stars.

A review copy was received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.

 about the author....

Mayer is the writer and illustrator for Little Monster® and Little Critter® books. He began writing and illustrating children’s books in 1966 and since that time, he has published over 300 titles. Mayer currently lives in New England with his wife Gina, who co-wrote many of the popular Little Critter® books. He has four children and two grandchildren.

Find out more about the book on the publisher website:  http://www.thomasnelson.com/it-s-true.html