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The Trip Little Critter Reading Adventure

What fun Apps!   The Trip Little Critter Reading Adventure is based on Mercer Mayer’s classic book of the same title and features his incredible original artwork.  It is a story book app with two options. One is to go on a Reading Adventure, two is to just read the story yourself, which is a great option for this app as the Reading Adventure can take a long time. On this adventure the whole Critter Family needs to get to Lake Wakatookee for their vacation and you get to make the journey with them. On each page there are little hot spots to touch: blue ones offer a little surprise, red ones reveal alphabet flash cards to collect and green ones are for items you can put into Little Critter’s backpack for later.

There are so many different activities packed The Tripinto this app, they make it just perfect for traveling. My 3 year old and I went through all of “The Trip” together. We played every game and collected every flash card along the way and we never lost interest. What makes it so great for traveling is its length. It can take a whole plane ride to get through the entire book and all of its activities and there is something about that that I really love. Little ones these days have their attention pulled in so many directions, it’s nice to see an app that can focus them in on the arch of one longer story while they learn and play fun games along the way.

The Trip Little Critter GamePak can be purchased separately and is a great companion to The Trip Little Critter Reading Adventure, but also can be perfect on its own. It takes some of the games and skills from the book app and expands on them a bit more which does make it a great companion piece.

Let me give you a rundown of the various games contained inside these Apps.

-Matching words with pictures.
-Matching numbers with a picture of the numerical amount of something.
-Matching emotion words with pictures of emotions.

Dot to Dot:
-These are a real favorite as we’ve been doing non digital dot to dots on the road lately.

-Puzzle mazes are little puzzle tiles your child has to drag into place to create a connected path.
-Picture puzzles

How Many …
-ice cream cones do you see, cows do you see? Etc.

Color by Number:
-This is a favorite as the pictures your child has to color in are just difficult enough to keep them engaged The Trip Game Pak

Sticker Scenes:
-These little stickers are animated and do different things when you put them in different spots.

Early Reading:
-Games where you have to find the pictures that begin with specific letters
-Each word in the story is highlighted as it’s read out loud to your child.


Overall, these Apps are chock full of fun to keep everybody in the family entertained while they’re on a trip or stuck inside on a rainy day.


Both apps are available for iPhone, iPod, and iPad. The Trip Little Critter Reading Adventure is $3.99 on the App Store.  The GamePak is $2.99 on App Store. 
If you would like to check it out or purchase it, please use the App Store link provided below. The cost is the same to you, but iGameMom gets a small percentage. Thanks for your support! Note: The link works for all countries.
The Trip The Trip Little Critter Reading Adventure - Silver Dolphin   GamePak The Trip Little Critter GamePak - Silver Dolphin

They are also available for Android on Amazon Here and Here; and on Google Play, as well as Nookfor the same price.   

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Elizabeth WolfElizabeth Wolf blogs about parenting, culture and travel at LeMaisonLoup.com.  You can also find her on Twitter @WolfBetty

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  • i remember this family! Love it. Downloading the app now 🙂 Thanks so much for linking into the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

    • It is a very fun app, taking the book to a new level. Hope you and Max will enjoy it.

  • I found you through the Kid Lit Blog Hop, and I’m very happy to find a review of this app! My toddler and I love reading Little Critter as well as playing games on the Ipad, so this will be a perfect summer download. Thanks!

    • Thank you for stopping by, now I found your blog! We love Little Critters, and the app version offers so much more – definitely worth a try!

  • My kids used to love these books. It’s amazing what technology has accomplished. Thanks so much for sharing this app. in the Kid Lit Blog Hop. Happy to share! 🙂

    • We love the little critters too. I think they did wonderful job in digitalizing it. This is a great example of taking advantage of the available technology to make reading fun for kids.

  • Thanks so much for this great review and insight. I never know what is out there that’s good or not and I’m just too busy/lazy to check it all out myself. This sounds perfect for my 5 and 7 year olds for different reasons. They both love the little critter books. Great tips, I’m keeping my eye on your site!

    • You are welcome Stephanie. Not many parents can affort the time needed to do the research. That is why I started this website. Glad you find the review helpful and hope your kids like the apps.

  • Our son LOVES these books! Sorry.

  • Our son these the books! Thank you! Downloading!

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