Little Critter has a part in the school play. He diligently practices his lines at home for each member of the family . Everyone comes to school to see the play, even his baby brother, who Little Critter worries might make noise during the performance. LC is startled to see how many people show up for the play and he starts to get the jitters, which blossom into total stagefright once he's on and it's his turn to speak. Luckily, his little brother pipes up at just the right moment, which helps LC remember his lines; the performance is a success and LC is pleased that it turned out well. He knows that the next time he's in a play, it won't be so hard. The story is on target for an audience of grade schoolers who perform for parents and friends in school productions. Mercer Mayer's illustrations add the right touch of feeling and humor to the story.