All By Herself….A Little Critter Fan Shares Her Story

With the release of our latest Little Critter omBook this week (Just a Mess), we’d like to introduce you to one of our biggest Little Critter fans — four-year-old Asena from San Diego, California.

Asena adores the Little Critter character — and is learning to do things all by herself just like Little Critter.

Amy, Asena’s mom, describes her daughter as a very unique “little critter.” She likes to pick out her own clothes and dress herself in all different colors (sometimes getting a little mad when she can’t wear what she wants). She loves to play outside, climbing trees and rocks with her two-year-old sister, Sylvia. She also likes to cook, play with her dog, Anu, and has a vivid imagination, often playing a variety of make-believe roles with her little sister.

What she isn’t fond of is making her own bed, but with a little encouragement from her mom (and the Little Critter stories), she’s learning to do this all by herself.

Asena also enjoys reading on her iPad. She has several omBooks, but Little Critter are her all-time favorites. She is a fan of the entire collection and especially likes All By Myself.

Four-year-old Asena reading along with her Little Critter omBook, When I Get Bigger.

“She reads along with the omBooks and enjoys the interactive features, such as tapping on the words and pictures,” says Amy. “She also likes to spell out the words verbally.”

The Little Critter omBooks are often the first thing Asena asks for in the morning.

“I think the stories relate to her life right now,” Amy adds. “The apps are easy enough to use and are helping her learn to read too.”

As Asena gets ready for kindergarten in the fall, we hope the life lessons found in these stories will help her on her new journey ahead. Go Asena!

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter stories, which address all the major issues of growing up, are perennial favorites of parents and children alike. Visit our Little Critter page for a complete list of omBooks in this series — For more information on author and illustrator Mercer Mayer, visit  

Have a story you’d like to share with us? Send us an email at and we’ll tell you how! 

3 Responses to “All By Herself….A Little Critter Fan Shares Her Story”

  1. Jack says:

    My son jack and I love reading the critter stories before bedtime.
    We have recently been noticing the giraffe that is seemingly a part of little critter’s class.
    It has become a bit of a game for us, but we cannot find or figure out what his name is! Hoping you may provide some help, and encourage you to keep reading!!

    Thank you, and hope this message finds you cozy with a book…


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