Join Little Critter in this interactive book app as he and his Grandma spend a day at the beach! Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. What joys and mishaps will Little Critter encounter on this special sunny day with Grandma?

Explore the Story:
- ENCOURAGE literacy skills with highlighted narration
- LEARN new vocabulary with tappable words and pictures
- RECORD your own narration & share it with others
- SELECT a scene with easy-to-use navigation
- KEEP kids in the story with parental controls 

Designed for children ages 2-5

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The Reviews Are In:
- "Exceptionally well done!" - TUAW
- "Fabulous" - CNET
- "One of the 10 Best iPhone Apps for Pre-Readers" -


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Official Mercer Mayer licensed app:

What's New

Version 2.7.3

- optimized for full 64-bit performance
- bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews



Not like the original program at, it just presents like a book with none of the animations. Definitely not worth it if you liked the original cdrom for PC. In the future I will be googling more info on apps, this one felt like a bait and switch.

Not like old version


Doesn't have the sound effects like on the computer version from the 90s. Can't click on things in the book and doesn't make sounds. I wish I could get my money back.

Just Grandma and Me - ALMOST


In the 90's I was an Apple Education Specialist and I took my Mac LC in a case to schools to Demo at Parent Teacher nights and guest reader assemblies the Mercer Mayer's "Just Grandma and Me" by Living Books and it was always the show Fav. When the Grandkids arrived I scoured computer shows and the Net to provide all the Grandkids the same experience on their computers. When I saw this was available for my iPad I was ecstatic and tapped my iTunes account to get a copy. Boy was I disappointed, the pages were there and the same voice was there but the interactivity and animations were GONE. Those features are what kept the children coming back over and over to read and interact with the book. My children even used the multi-language feature of the Living Books series to aid in their learning of Spanish. As others have commented, if the developer can't do it right or better let someone else have the license to replicate the look and feel of the Living Books series. It's not as if the iDevices aren't up to the task the Mac LC was a 16mhz 2MB computer with CD150 CD-Rom drive even a 16GB original iPad should be up to that task. Anxiously awaiting an update so I can use my iPad as Grandpa becomes a guest reader for the Grandkids in school.


Oceanhouse Media, Inc.
23.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2010 Oceanhouse Media, Inc.


  • Family Sharing

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

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