One of the fun things about having a child is being able to share books with them – books that we grew up with!
My brother and I loved the Little Critter Series when were children. Was it the colorful illustrations? Was it the normal child conflicts of each book? I couldn’t say for myself, but my toddler has currently discovered our stash (complete with my childhood drawing renditions on the pages!) and loves them, too!
This one is a favorite in our house – because our family deals with the same struggle every night: toddler wants to play, dress up, and avoid bedtime while dad says, “Go to bed!” It’s great, though, how most of these books end with a loving moment between the family.
Critter has a little sister, who, of course, wants to do everything he does. The sister character always cracks me up because she’s very much like a younger sibling. I like how the Critter series takes on sibling relationships.
Besides being nostalgic for my childhood, I really love how this series has a book for many typical childhood conflicts (sisters, friends, sharing, cleaning up rooms, and more). The simplicity works, and I consider these classic pictures books for all children. Apparently, they are still being published (link below), and we have a combination of older and newer ones! Do you remember Critter? Do your children read them now?