***2013 National Parenting Center Seal of Approval Recipient

“Five Gold Star Review*****! The learning possibilities on this app are endless.”
“Overall, this app is truly outstanding… a truly "edutaining" app.”
“…a fun filled educational experience in letters, numbers, shapes, colors, map reading and more!”

More accolades!

***“The beautiful illustrations, fun characters, interactive scenes and in-app games guarantee that this app will provide hours of entertainment.”

***“The educational (and wholesome) focus makes it a reassuring choice for many parents.”

***“The reading adventure is a really fun version with lots of additional dialog, animations, interactivity and learning games.”

***“… this is a fun-filled and educational app which is a must for Little Critters' fans!” I’

• Beloved author Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter stars in a new interactive reading adventure produced by Appy award-winner John R. Sansevere.
• Kids! Read, listen, touch, play and interact with Little Critter and his family. From A to Z – there’s lots to do!
• Parents! Edutainment at its best. Letters, numbers, shapes, colors, map reading and more. It’s learning made fun.

The Critters’ family road trip is full of amusing twists and turns—just like the actual road they’re following! Kids can help Little Critter choose the route the family will take and explore the countryside, the city, the beach and more; fix the car when it breaks down; move a horse stuck in the middle of the road; feed the seagulls; and even find time to grab a hot dog! All this while playing lots of games with Little Sister along the way to pass the time!
--For readers and non-readers of all skill levels.
--Emphasizes basic pre-school and early elementary curriculum.
--Recommended for ages 3 to 7.

o Imparts early reading skills and decoding of simple word patterns through creative game play, such as solving puzzles, matching words with objects and completing patterns.
o Pop-up activities unlock collectible gems—collect all six to play a fun arcade-style game.
o Alphabet flashcards hidden on every screen teach and reinforce all letters and can be accessed any time for word repetition.
o Builds critical problem-solving skills through inventory collection and selection of items needed to advance through the app.
o Navigational component lets kids choose which direction the Critters will go.
o Features original full-color artwork by Mercer Mayer and includes interactive animations.
o Text highlighting, visual interactive item clues with professional audio narration and dramatization keep younger readers engaged with the story.
o Kids learn positive messages about family values of love, compassion, empathy, caring and sharing.

Want more? Take a look at The Trip – Little Critter GamePak. Features over 50 fun activities including the new colorful, interactive and animated stickers - Digistix!

This app contains no ads, no tracking or data collection and no push notifications.
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Silver Dolphin Books publishes activity, novelty, and educational nonfiction books for preschoolers to 12-year-olds.

©1999-2013 Mercer Mayer. LITTLE CRITTER is a registered trademark of Orchard House Licensing Company. All rights reserved.

What’s New

Version 1.0.2

Maintenance release.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

specialappssk ,

I love the realistic conversations

I love Little Critter, and the game mode of this app is a wonderful extension of this story. I wish the reading mode had the ability to highlight each word separately, and label items in the scenes when you touch them, but I would buy this app again for the game mode in it. It is lovely to see the characters interact with each other-the conversations are great ways to jump start learning as they encourage curiosity about the objects and events in each scene. At the beginning the characters pack up the car for their trip to the lake with help from the child. As the child progresses through the app he/she will be asked to use some of these items in the game. There are visual and verbal cues that remind the child where to look - the app talks about needing an apple to get the horse off the road for example- if the child doesn't look for it in the backpack, the app will prompt him or her to do so.

GoSeahawks2015 ,

Want more apps like this!

Love this app! My 2 1/2 year-old was immediately engaged in the interactive scenes. Although he could navigate by himself after a brief learning period, I did have to help him with some of the games that were beyond him, conceptually. Several of the games were just right for him. This makes me think the app would be great for slightly older kids too. There are little colored dots that periodically appear on each scene indicating where kids can touch to makes things happen. The dots were either too small or appeared too briefly for my little one to benefit. Wish they stayed visible on the scene until after you access them. Would love to find more apps like this!

NiceDaddy ,

Great for my 4-5 year old!

Does a great job with concepts, and doesn't waste time with senseless clicking. Each action and step are meaningful.


Dancing Penguins, LLC
224.9 MB

Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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