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I’m so excited to announce that I’ve been selected to be a Tommy Mommy! Each month, I am able to preview the newest children’s releases from Thomas Nelson and offer a giveaway to one of my lucky readers.


My first item to share with you this month is a set of Little Critter books, You Go First and It’s True! I love that Thomas Nelson has brought back the Little Critter from our childhood with the help of author Mercer Mayer.

You Go First is a book about Little Critter. Typical of most first-born children, Little Critter just wants to go first. He puts out family and friends just trying to be first until one day, going first results in him being alone & scared. He quickly changes his tune and realizes how good he feels letting others go first.

It’s True! is another Little Critter story about his habit of telling half truths. Despite being caught nearly every time, he doesn’t stop until one day, his whole class thinks his grandfather has a bi-plane. His solution is to run away until his grandfather tells him that the bible tells us that the truth will set us free. In the end he does the hard thing & comes clean.

“Then why is your toothbrush dry?” Asked mother. “I used my finger,” I said. Even I didn’t believe that.


When these came in my (almost) three year absconded with them and brought them to me, demanding to read them the next time I sat down. They were the first books I read everyday for at least three weeks so far.

I wish I could say that I remembered the original Little Critter books but they were not a series I read as a child. MY children will be reading these new, Inspired Kids Little Critter books, though. They are well-written and engaging. Frankly, they do a much better job of teaching character without nagging than I can do. I will be collecting all these as they are released.


If you would like to win these for the children in your life, leave me a comment letting telling me how have you used books about animals to help teach your children about God and His love for them. This entry is mandatory & must be done before any extra entries.

For an extra entry, follow Tommy Nelson on Facebook & leave another comment with your FB name.
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This contest will be open until 11:59pm on October 28, 2013 and is open to US residents only.

Good luck!

Jen S.

11 Comments on {CLOSED} Little Critter Inspired Kids Review & Giveaway! {Tommy Mommy}

  1. Jessica Wyatt
    27 October 2013 at 11:21 PM (6 years ago)

    I follow you on Google+ (Jessica Wyatt)

  2. Jessica Wyatt
    27 October 2013 at 11:20 PM (6 years ago)

    I follow Tommy Nelson on FB (Jessica Wyatt)

  3. Jessica Wyatt
    27 October 2013 at 11:20 PM (6 years ago)

    My son is only 18 months old so he doesn’t quite understand, but we already own several of the other Little Critter books and own a Veggietales DVD

  4. Maria
    25 October 2013 at 8:32 PM (6 years ago)

    My children are still too young to understand but I’d love to add these to their collection.

  5. Nickida
    24 October 2013 at 4:23 PM (6 years ago)

    I haven’t used books alot for this but my kids do like Veggie Tales and the On the Farm with Farmer Bob dvds from Tommy Nelson
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  6. Karyn
    24 October 2013 at 3:36 PM (6 years ago)

    We talk about the creation of the beautiful earth all the time as we read different story books. My kids love nature & all kinds of books about it…
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  7. Nicole
    22 October 2013 at 6:45 AM (6 years ago)

    I liked Tommy Nelson on FB. 🙂

  8. Nicole
    22 October 2013 at 6:45 AM (6 years ago)

    My son is only two, and he loves animals so this makes it easy for me! We talk about how God made the animals pretty colors and how the animals were put on earth by God to give us food. It’s pretty basic at this point, but I know it will expand as he understands more! (Noah’s Ark stories are a favorite too!)

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