Little Critter at Scout Camp

Written by Mercer Mayer • Illustrated by Mercer Mayer

Reviewed by Kimberly V (age 9)

Little Critter is the main character and he starts problems. For example, he makes messes and he doesn’t clean up anything. Sometimes he shares his stuff, but sometimes Little Critter doesn’t want to share his stuff, like his food. When Little Critter got lost, he learned a huge lesson that he should not get away from the teacher. Read the book to find out what the lesson is.

My favorite part was when little Critter’s team sank in the canoe because it was very funny and because the lesson starts on that part. I like Little Critter because he learned the lesson at the end of the story. I think the illustrations are very funny because in the story it said, “Then we went to bed. Some kids cried for their mommy, but I didn’t.” But actually, he was crying for his mommy and the others were sleeping! This book is special because animals can’t talk in real life, but in the book the animals talk. This book is like another book called "The Cricket In Times Square," because the cricket gets lost in Times Square. I felt sad when his canoe sank and his team didn’t win; The team Lost. This story reminds me of the time I got lost in Toys R Us. Read this story, "Little Critter at Scout Camp," so you can learn about staying with the group.

I think little kids under six would like this book, because they might learn something new. I think other people should read this book who like to have fun and to have fun adventures! I recommend this book to my baby sister, because my sister always finds a way to get in trouble (but sometimes she gets out of trouble).

Kimberly V is a member in Page Turners After School Program / Rauschenbusch Center's Page Turners' Book Club (2008-2009)