January 2013 Indie Next List
“Mayer's Little Critter books are my go-to titles when people don't know what picture books they're looking for. Many of them exclaim that they remember and love these books, and the rest fall in love on the spot. Little Critter has been the catalyst to bring many children to reading, and this boxed set of six of his favorite adventures makes the perfect gift.”
— Diana Portwood, Bob's Beach Books, Lincoln City, OR
For more than thirty years, Mercer Mayer has been delighting children with stories and drawings of Little Critter, who has appeared, along with his family; his best friends, Tiger and Gator; and his teacher, Miss Kitty, in more than 200 books.
In Little Critter: Just One More Pet, the lovable Little Critter finds a lost dog. Although Little Critter already has a lot of pets, he decides he has to take care of the dog until the dog's owner arrives. But when the dog disappears, Little Critter is really worried. Maybe one more pet was more than he could handle
About the Author
Mercer Mayer, writer and illustrator for Little Critter First Readers, as well as Little Critter Spectrum began writing and illustrating children's books in 1966 and since that time, he has published over 300 titles. Open almost any of the award-winning author/illustrator's books, and out may pop dragons, cuddly monsters, wonderful creatures, and endearing critters. "Most of my books are about things that happened to me when I was a little kid," says Mercer. "Now that I'm a big kid, I write about things that happen now, especially with my own children. They always help remind me of what it was like." Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Mercer Mayer spent his childhood hunting lizards and snakes in the swamps near his home. During his teenage years, he attended the Honolulu Academy of Arts. He later received additional training at the Art Students League in New York City. Upon completion of his studies, he set out with pen and ink to write and illustrate a collection of children's book, reflecting many of the adventures he experienced as a child.