“Just Me and My Dad” is an interactive picture book based on the popular children’s book by Mercer Mayer, featuring Little Critter, one of the most beloved characters of all time. Follow along as Little Critter reads you the story of what happened when he went camping with his dad. Then play with each page of the story by touching the screen and discover hidden animations. Surprise animation scenes are hidden all over each page of the story. Touch each word of the story and Little Critter sounds it out, reading the word back to you. Little Critter will help you learn to read.
All the instructions you need:
- To turn the pages, wait for the arrows at the end of each page. Or, simply flick your finger across the screen (right to left) to turn the next page forward.
- To go back a page, flick your finger left to right.
- You can zoom in by placing your thumb and forefinger together on the touch-screen. Then slide your thumb and forefinger away from each other.
- To zoom out, place your thumb and forefinger away from each other on the touch-screen, and pinch your thumb and forefinger together.
Amazon.com review of desktop version:
Graced with the most adorable voice since the animated Linus, Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter has become one of the most popular interactive storybook characters around. In this classic title, L.C. and his Dad head off on a multimedia camping trip that features dozens of clickable images…. On each page, there are both adorable clickables (dancing chipmunks, sunbathing mice) and surprising and/or spooky ones (volcanic eruptions, rearing sharks, burning logs that launch skyward like rockets). As well, Little Critter’s own internal world is a mixture of eager joy (tents! hiking boots!) to huge, looming fear (of the legendary “Big Paw”). In the company of his dad for the weekend, however, Little Critter undergoes an important shift. By story’s end, his fearfulness has been gently replaced by newfound confidence and acceptance. A must-have classic for all families. (Ages 3-8) –Jean Lenihan