A Heartfelt and Cheerful Story... With sincerity and humor, this favorite character shows that a helpful spirit is always welcome. Little Critter can't wait to spend the day helping his dad with little projects around the house. But each task Little Critter tackles — from yard work to repairs — turns into a big disaster, and his enthusiastic "help" just creates more work for Dad. Even though things don't quite go as planned, Little Critter learns that making an effort is what really counts. Sweet and funny, Mercer Mayer's Little Critter stories about the ordinary ups and downs of childhood have been popular for decades. This book, which is part of the My First I Can Read series, is ideal for sharing with emergent readers, who will also benefit from the central message about the importance of lending a hand.