It's a colorful world for Little Critter! Everywhere he turns, he sees bright and vivid objects, from a purple house and grapes to a shiny red fire engine and delicious apples. Full color.
Mercer Mayerreceived his first big break when a family friend gave him the names of some of the most reputable children's book editors. Mayer set out with a bag filled with his sketches and doodles, and luck was with him: he was asked to illustrate The Gillygoofang for The Dial Press and Outside My Window for Harper and Row. The first book that was truly his own was A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog (The Dial Press, 1967) followed by his classic picture book There's a Nightmare in My Closet a year later. In 1976, he joined Golden Publishing and soon began publishing his phenomenally successful Little Critter(r) and Little Monster(r) books.