Get Caught Reading Month + 11″ Little Critter Doll Giveaway! Ends 5/22/13!



Did you know that May is Get Caught Reading Month? This is something that is new to me…but I am excited to have yet another reason to pick up a good book.

This month of May Silver Dolphin Books is helping to celebrate Get Caught Reading month with a Little Critter Giveaway!

From Press Release:

Beloved author Mercer Mayer and Little Critter are participating for the first time this year in the Association of American Publisher’s (AAP) national “Get Caught Reading” celebrity poster campaign. Created to inspire a love of reading in people of all ages, Mercer Mayer appears in a poster together with Little Critter as they are “caught reading” an original copy of the book, Little Critter’s The Trip, celebrating the print edition’s transition into Silver Dolphin Books award-winning app, The Trip – Little Critter Reading Adventure.

Posters are made available to teachers and parents for use in classrooms, libraries and other locations throughout the country.  All posters are free, but the AAP asks that you pay $5.00 per set for shipping & handling, whether you order one poster or 12. A set is defined as any number of posters that you order between one and 12!  Posters can be ordered here!

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Mercer Mayer had a few thoughts to share: “I am so pleased to be invited to participate in the AAP’s ‘Get Caught Reading’ campaign and to help bring awareness to this outstanding initiative and its mission.  I also want to celebrate how today’s technology is providing even more options to engage children in the joy of learning to read, and acknowledge the wonderful job that Silver Dolphin Books and app developer John Sansevere have done in creating an extraordinary and multi-dimensional digital experience of my original book, Little Critter’s The Trip.”

The Trip – Little Critter Reading Adventure was recently awarded The National Parenting Center’s 2013 coveted Seal of Approval.

The National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval program identifies the finest products and services for the parent/child audience. From educational and entertainment products and equipment to travel destinations, the consumer oriented testing process solicits evaluations from parents and their children. This award signifies to other parents that their peers have acknowledged a product’s quality and desirability based on a wide variety of determining factors.

Over the past few weeks, our first two fun-filled interactive apps for young children The Trip – Little Critter Reading Adventure and The Trip – Little Critter GamePak have received top accolades from respected children’s educational app review sites, with naming both apps as a “Top Pick.”

Additional accolades for The Trip – Little Critter Reading Adventure include:


  • Selection by as “App of the Week”
  • awarded the app a “Five Gold Star Review”
  • wrote: “An interactive book app and so much more.”
  • gave the LITE version a “Five Star Review”
  • listed it as an Editor’s Favorite
  • declared: “The educational (and wholesome) focus makes it a reassuring choice for many parents
  • wrote that the app is “…a fun-filled educational experience in letters, numbers, shapes, colors, map reading and more”
  • wrote: “The reading adventure is a really fun version with lots of additional dialog, animations, interactivity and learning games.”

Want to help celebrate Get Caught Reading? I am SO excited to say that in celebration I have an amazing giveaway of an 11″ Little Critter Doll! This is the first time EVER that Little Critter has had a doll! How fun!

It’s safe for all ages, perfect for ages 2 to 8, and retails for $18.00. The Little Critter Doll will be available for purchase at MerryMakers Inc. on May 20.

Also For one week, during Children’s book Week, May 13–19, 2013, Silver Dolphin Books is reducing the price of The Trip – Little Critter Reading Adventure app from $3.99 to just $0.99, available worldwide through iTunesBarnes & NobleAmazon, and Google Play.

AND On May 1, to honor Mercer Mayer and Little Critter’s participation for the first time this year in the “Get Caught Reading Month” initiative, they launched their “Get Caught Reading Contest” that provides three lucky winners the opportunity to win a $200 value gift basket, including the all NEW Little Critter plush fromMerryMakers Inc.The Trip – Little Critter Reading Adventure and GamePak apps; and lots of fun reading and activity books!

PLUS:  One Grand Prize winner will win an all-new iPad Mini (16GB, Wi-Fi)

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Remember one lucky Heavenly Savings reader will win this adorable Little Critter Doll! Good Luck!

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  1. Janet W. says:

    My favorite book to read is a murder mystery book. I read A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton and got hooked to the rest of the series!

  2. Janet W. says:
  3. Vickie Couturier says:

    I like to read anything my John Patterson espically the Alex Cross series

  4. Vickie Couturier says:
  5. Darlene Owen says:

    I prefer mystery books like James Patterson books, but I also like 50 Shades of Grey.

  6. Pamela Halligan says:

    Anything that makes my kids smile – usually Dr. Seuss, Lil Critter, or Bernstein Bears.

  7. Vicki Hale says:

    Hi, my favorite book to read is a time travel book: A Knight in Shining Armour. Thank you. Vicki

  8. Vicky D says:

    I like anything by Karen Kingsbury!

  9. Dorothy Teel says:

    I love medical thrillers, mysteries, like Robin Cooks and Kathy Reichs bones books…

  10. Jan Lee says:

    My favorite book to read is anything by Ann Rule. 🙂

  11. Sunnie says:

    I like to read all kinds, right now Im reading westerns.

  12. Mary Gallardo says:

    I love Stephen King books!

  13. laurie nykaza says:

    The Hunger Games

  14. Robin Wilson says:

    I am unable to read right now, but I love history!

  15. good action books

  16. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    My Favorite Book Is The Harry Potter Books!

  17. Jennifer Rogers says:

    Kids Love Dr Seuss Right now!!

  18. hunger games

  19. I love cozy mysteries, and legal and medical thrillers.

  20. natalie nichols says:

    I like all kinds of books. I used to read a lot of Stephen King.

  21. christy says:

    I like romance

  22. Rochel S. says:

    Any book by Sophie Kinsella!

  23. My son loves lil Critters 😀 So cute !

  24. gerri dumas domicolo says:

    My favorite book is Gone With The Wind…don’t know how many times I have read it!

  25. sara bradstream says:


  26. I love mystery & horror for myself. But my autistic son & I we read EVERYTHING together!! Right now hes mostly into sharks & dinosaurs! 😉

  27. My favorit book to read to my kids at bed time is Little Critter’s “Just go to Bed!” … For myself, I loved ‘Water for Elephants.’

  28. For me I’m reading through the Bible in a year that is my favorite but I love to read Where the Wild Things Are to my son.

  29. We love chika chika boom boom

  30. For an adult choice I love murder mysteries. When it comes to the kids I love to read Little House Series to them.

  31. Kim Reid says:

    I just finished reading “15 Seconds” by Andrew Gross – a great read!

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