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  1. Mercer Mayer Courtney Noem

  2. About • Published over 300 books. • Born in Arkansas • Has three children • Wife, Gina, helps him with his books • Sometimes illustrates books for other authors • Famous for his Little Critter books

  3. Books

  4. Little Critter Books • Just For You (1975) ISBN 0-307-12542-4(Just Me and My Dad (1977) • The New Baby (1980) • All by Myself (1983) • I Was So Mad (1983) • Just Go To Bed (1983) • Just Grandma and Me (1983) • Just Grandpa and Me (1983) • Me Too! (1983) • Merry Christmas Mom and Dad (1983) • When I Get Bigger (1985) (also released as a mini-hardback book) • Just Me and My Puppy (1985) • Just Me and My Babysitter (1986) • Just Me and My Little Sister (1986) • Just a Mess (1987) • Baby Sister Says No (1987) • Happy Easter, Little Critter (1988) ISBN 0-307-11723-5 • I Just Forgot (1988) • Just My Friend and Me (1988)

  5. Little Critter Books • Just a Daydream (1989) • Just Shopping with Mom (1989) (original version featured the mother warning Little Sister she will be spanked if she does not behave, reprints since the mid-1990s replaced spanking references with "time-out") • Just Me and My Mom (1990) • Just Going to the Dentist (1990) • Just Me and My Little Brother (1991) • Little Critter at Scout Camp (1991) • What a Bad Dream (1992) ISBN 0-307-12685-4 • Just Me and My Cousin (1992; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-307-12688-9 • This is My Family (1992; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-307-00137-7 • Little Critter's Joke Book (1993) • Trick or Treat, Little Critter (1993; with Gina Mayer)

  6. Little Critter Books • A Very Special Little Critter (1993; with Gina Mayer) • Just Me in the Tub (1994; with Gina Mayer) • Just Lost! (1994; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-307-12844-X • Just a Bully (1999; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-307-13200-5 • Just a New Neighbor (1999; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-307-13265-X • Just a Toy (2000; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-307-13279-X • Just a Piggy Bank (2001; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-307-13283-8 • Just a Secret (2001; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-307-13287-0 • Just a Snowy Vacation (2001; with Gina Mayer) • Just Not Invited (2002; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-307-13289-7 • Just a Baseball Game (2003; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-307-10451-6 • Just Fishing with Grandma (2003; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-307-10453-2 • Just a Little Homework (2004; with Gina Mayer

  7. The New Adventure Books • Bye-Bye, Mom and Dad (2004; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-06-053945-3 (with pull-out poster Family Tree) • Good for Me and You (2004; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-06-053948-8 (with more than 20 stickers) • Happy Halloween, Little Critter! (2004) ISBN 0-06-053971-2 (with pull back flaps) • Just a School Project (2004; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-06-053946-1 (with more than 20 stickers) • Just a Snowman (2004; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-06-053947-X (with more than 20 stickers) • Just Big Enough (2004; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-06-053963-1 (with Pull out growth chart) (this book can be found as an over-sized hardback) • Merry Christmas, Little Critter (2004; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-06-053972-0 (with pull back flaps) • My Trip to the Hospital (2005; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-06-053949-6 (with 5 adhesive bandages that feature Little Critter) • Happy Valentine's Day, Little Critter (2005; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-06-053973-9 (with pull back flaps) • Just so Thankful (2006; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-06-053950-X (with four thank you cards) • It's Easter, Little Critter! (2007; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-06-053974-7 (with pull back flaps) • Grandma, Grandpa, and Me (2007; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-06-053951-8 • Happy Father's Day! (2007; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-06-053965-8

  8. The New Adventure Books • The Lost Dinosaur Bone (December 2007) ISBN 0-06-053952-6 • Snowball Soup (an I Can Read book) (September 2007) ISBN 0-06-083544-3 (hardcover) and ISBN 0-06-083543-5 (paperback) • It's Earth Day (February 2008) ISBN 0-06-053959-3 (originally announced under the title My Earth Day Surprise) • The Best Teacher Ever (May 2008) ISBN 0-06-053960-7 • Going to the Firehouse (an I Can Read book) (June 2008) ISBN 0-06-083546-X (hardcover) ISBN 0-06-083545-1 (paperback) • Just a Day at the Pond (July 2008) ISBN 0-06-053961-5 • To the Rescue! (an I Can Read book) (September 2008) ISBN 0-06-083548-6 (hardcover) ISBN 0-06-083547-8 (paperback) • This Is My Town (an I Can Read book) (December 2008) ISBN 0-06-083550-8 (hardcover) ISBN 0-06-083549-4 (paperback) • Happy Mother's Day! (March 2008) ISBN 0-06-053970-4 • First Day of School (June 2009) ISBN 0-06-053969-0 • The Fall Festival (an I Can Read book) (July 2009) ISBN 0-06-083551-6 • Going to the Sea Park (an I Can Read book) (September 2009) ISBN 0-06-083553-2 • Just a Little Music (December 2009) ISBN 0-06-053962-3

  9. The New Adventure Books • Just a Little Sick (December 2009) ISBN 0-06-083555-9 • Just Saving My Money (an I Can Read book) (June 2010) ISBN 0-06-083557-5 • The Best Yard Sale (July 2010) ISBN 0-06-147799-0 • Just Critters Who Care (an I Can Read book) (August 2010) ISBN 0-06-083559-1 • Just a Little Luck (February 2011) ISBN 0-06-147800-8 • A Green, Green Garden (an I Can Read book) (March 2011) ISBN 0-06-083561-3 • Just Helping My Dad (an I Can Read book) (April, 2011) ISBN 0-06-083563-X • The Best Show and Share (June, 2011) ISBN 0-06-147801-6 • Just a Little Too Little (February , 2012) ISBN 0-06-147802-4 • What a Good Kitty (May 2012) ISBN 0-06-083565-6 • We Are Moving (October, 2012) ISBN 0-06-147803-2 • Just a Big Storm (March, 2013) ISBN 0-06-147804-0 • Just One More Pet (May, 2013) ISBN 0-06-147807-5

  10. Scholastic Series • I'm Sorry (1995; with Gina Mayer) • At the Beach With Dad (1998; with Gina Mayer) • It's Mine (2000; with Gina Mayer)

  11. Special Publications • Just a Snowy Day (1983) "Golden Touch and Feel Book" ISBN 0-307-12156-9 (republished by HarperCollins) • Little Critter In Search of the Beautiful Princess (1993) Green Frog Publishers ISBN 1-56619-449-0 (oversized hardcover book in the style of the Where's Waldo series) • Little Critter's Camp Out: A Golden Sound Story (1994) ISBN 0-307-70902-7 • Little Critter: Just a Pirate (a "Magic Touch Talking Book" by Hasbro, Incorporated) (July 1996) ISBN 1-888208-12-0 • Little Critter: Just Going to the Moon (a "Magic Touch Talking Book" by Hasbro, Incorporated (July 1996) ISBN 1-888208-11-2 • Super Critter To The Rescue: A Golden Sound Story (1997) ISBN 0-307-74708-5 • Just a Bubble Bath (1997) Inchworm Press, "Scrub-A-Dub Bath Book" (10 pages) ISBN 1-57719-222-2 • Just My Camera and Me: Photo Fun Package (1998) Inchworm Press, ISBN 1-57719-398-9 (comes with a camera, a photo album, and the book Just My Camera and Me) • Just a Garden (1999) ISBN 1-57719-605-8 (was sold as a kit with four small plastic gardening tools and the book Just a Garden)

  12. Little Golden Books • Just a Bad Day (1993; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-307-98873-2 • Taking Care of Mom (1993; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-307-98880-5 • Just a Little Different (1993; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-307-98875-9 • Just Like Dad (1993; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-307-98876-7 • Just Say Please (1993; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-307-96017-X • This is My Body (1993; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-307-96013-7 • I'm Sorry (1993; with Gina Mayer) • Just A Gum Wrapper (1993; by Gina and Mercer Mayer) ISBN 0-89577-766-5 • Just Me and My Bicycle (1993; by Gina and Mercer Mayer) • Just Too Little (1993; by Gina and Mercer Mayer) • Just Leave Me Alone (1995; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-307-96016-1 • The School Play (1995; by Gina and Mercer Mayer) • The Loose Tooth (1995; by Gina and Mercer Mayer) • Just an Airplane (1995; by Gina and Mercer Mayer) ISBN 0-89577-784-3 • I Was So Sick (1995; with Gina Mayer)

  13. Little Sister Books • Little Sister's Birthday (1988) • Just a Nap (1989) • Just a Rainy Day (1990) • When I Grow Up (1991) • Just Camping Out (1991) • The New Potty (1992; with Gina Mayer) • Just a Thunderstorm (1993; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-375-82633-5 • My Big Sister (1995; with Gina Mayer) • The Magic Pumpkin (1997; with Gina Mayer)

  14. Critter Kids Books • Malcom's Race (1983) ISBN 0-590-32808-5 • Possum Child Goes Shopping (1983) ISBN 0-590-32806-9 • Little Sister's Bracelet (originally titled Too's Bracelet) (1983) ISBN 0-590-32810-7, ISBN 0-88029-800-6, ISBN 0-517-27369-1 • Bun Bun's Birthday (originally titled SweetMeat's Birthday) (1983) ISBN 0-590-32809-3, ISBN 0-517-27160-5, ISBN 0-679-87368-6 • Bat Child's Haunted House (1983) ISBN 0-590-32811-5, ISBN 0-88029-802-2 • Gator Cleans House (

  15. Readers • Little Critter Sleeps Over (Road To Reading adaption of Little Critter's Staying Overnight from 1988) (1999) ISBN 0-307-26203-0 • My Trip to the Zoo (2001)ISBN 1-57768-826-0 (Level 1) • Country Fair (2002) ISBN 1-57768-827-9 (Level 1) • Show and Tell (2002) ISBN 1-57768-835-X (Level 1) • Beach Day (2001) ISBN 1-57768-844-9 (Level 1) • Tiger's Birthday (2001) ISBN 1-57768-828-7 (Level 2) • A Day at Camp (2001) ISBN 1-57768-836-8 (Level 2) • The New Fire Truck (2001) ISBN 1-57768-843-0 (Level 2) • Grandma's Garden (2001) ISBN 1-57768-846-5 (Level 2) • Our Tree House (2001) ISBN 1-57768-833-3 (Level 3) • Goodnight, Little Critter (2001) (Level 3) • Class Trip (2001) ISBN 1-57768-845-7 (Level 3) • New Kid in Town (2001) ISBN 1-57768-829-5 (Level 3) • Helping Mom (2000) • Little Critters' The Best Present (2000) ISBN 0-606-18923-8 • Our Park (2000) ISBN 1-57768-807-4

  16. Readers • Field Day (2000) ISBN 1-57768-813-9 • Camping Out (2001) ISBN 1-57768-806-6 • The Mixed-up Morning (2001) ISBN 1-57768-808-2 • Our Friend Sam (2001) ISBN 1-57768-815-5 • My Trip to the Farm (2001) ISBN 1-57768-817-1 • No One Can Play (2001) ISBN 1-57768-804-X • Play Ball (2001) ISBN 1-57768-803-1 • A Yummy Lunch (2001) ISBN 1-57768-809-0 • Surprise! (2002) ISBN 1-57768-638-1 • Harvest Time (2003) ISBN 1-57768-578-4 • We Love You, Little Critter (2003) • The Little Christmas Tree (2003) ISBN 1-57768-583-0 • Christmas for Miss Kitty (2003) ISBN 1-57768-584-9 • Play It Safe (2004) ISBN 1-57768-586-5 • Skating Day (2004) ISBN 1-57768-58

  17. Board Books • Little Critter's Play with Me (1982) ISBN 0-307-12269-7 • Astronaut Critter (1986) ISBN 0-671-61142-9 • Construction Critter (1986) ISBN 1-57719-397-0 • Cowboy Critter (1986) ISBN 0-671-61141-0 • Fireman Critter (1986) ISBN 0-671-61143-7 • Police Critter (1986) ISBN 0-671-61140-2 • Mail Critter (1987) ISBN 0-671-61144-5 • Doctor Critter (1987) ISBN 0-671-61147-X • Sailor Critter (1987) ISBN 0-671-61146-1 • Little Critter's Day (1990) ISBN 0-307-06107-8 • Little Critter at Play (1990) ISBN 0-307-06106-X • Little Critter (Booktivity)ISBN 0-307-05579-5

  18. Board Books • Little Critter Colors (1992) ISBN 0-88029-830-8 • Little Critter Numbers (1992) ISBN 0-679-87355-4 • Little Critter Shapes (1992) ISBN 0-88029-832-4 • Little Critter's ABC's (1993) ISBN 0-88029-831-6 • Little Critter Cowboy (1996) ISBN 1-57719-258-3 (edited 10 page version of the 14 page Cowboy Critter) • Little Critter Doctor (1996) ISBN 1-57719-104-8 (edited 10 page version of the 14 page Doctor Critter) • Little Critter Astronaut (1996) ISBN 1-57719-089-0 (edited 10 page version of the 14 page Astronaut Critter) • Little Critter Policeman (1996)(edited 10 page version of the 14 page Police Critter) • Little Critter Construction (1996) (edited 10 page version of the 14 page Construction Critter, also released as a part of the Little Critter Construction Playset) ISBN 1-57719-655-4 • Little Critter Sailor (1998) ISBN 1-57719-396-2 (edited 10 page version of the 14 page Sailor Critter) • Little Critter All Grown Up! (1999) ISBN 1-57719-648-1 (Collection containing the edited versions of the 4 books: Doctor, Sailor, Cowboy, and Construction) • Just a Dump Truck (2004) ISBN 0-06-053968-2 • Just a Tugboat (2004) ISBN 0-06-053967-4 • Little Critter: A Busy Day (box set of 4 mini-board books) (August, 2011) ISBN 1-4027-8411-2

  19. Lift-a-flap Books • Where's Kitty (1991) ISBN 0-88029-864-2, ISBN 0-679-87343-0 • Where is My Frog? (1991) ISBN 0-88029-863-4, ISBN 0-679-87344-9 • Where's My Sneaker? (1991) ISBN 0-88029-793-X, ISBN 0-679-87370-8 • Little Critter Hansel & Gretel: A Lift the Flap Book (1991) ISBN 0-88029-797-2, ISBN 0-679-87369-4 • Little Critter's Jack and the Beanstalk (1991) ISBN 0-88029-798-0, ISBN 0-679-87345-7 • Little Critter's Little Red Riding Hood (1991) ISBN 0-88029-866-9, ISBN 0-679-87346-5 • Just an Easter Egg (1998; written by Erica Farber and John Sansevere) ISBN 1-57719-299-0 • Just a Magic Trick (1998; written by Erica Farber and John Sansevere) ISBN 1-57719-298-2

  20. Activity Books • Little Critter: My Stories: Write and Draw Your Own Stories (1991) ISBN 0-307-05830-1 • Little Critter Stand Ups to Color and Share (1992) (comes with 6 stand ups and stickers) • Little Critter Favorite Things (1994) ISBN 0-307-08573-2 (a coloring book) • Little Critter's Day at the Farm (with reusable stickers) (1994) ISBN 0-590-48641-1 (and ISBN 0-590-32804-2) • Little Critter's Holiday Fun Sticker Book (1994) ISBN 0-590-48640-3 • Little Critter Shapes & Colors Coloring Book • Little Critter Dots and Mazes (Golden First Fun) • Little Critter's Song and Activity Book (1996) • Little Critter's Halloween: A Coloring and Activity Book (1997) (also came with Spooky Halloween Kit which included the book The Magic Pumpkin (Little Sister), a Flashlight, and a Trick-Or-Treat Bag). ISBN 1-57719-236-2 • Little Critter's Christmas: A Coloring and Activity Book (1997) ISBN 1-57719-230-3 • Little Critter's Backseat Busy Book (1999) • Painting the Seasons with Little Critter (2003) HarperCollins, ISBN 0-06-053956-9 • Fun at School with Little Critter (2004)

  21. Collections • Little Critter's Bedtime Storybook (1987) • Two-minute Little Critter Stories: Eight favorite stories (1990)  • Thrills and Spills (1991) (Early Bird Series Big Books: 19.5 × 16.2) ISBN 0-8273-4120-2 (Contains four stories: Just for You by Mercer Mayer, Jamberry by Bruce Degen, The Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone, and Baby Days) • Just Me and My Family (1997) • Just Me and My Family: Six Story Books in One (1999) ISBN 0-307-34094-5 • Little Critter Read-It-Yourself Storybook: Six Funny Easy to Read Stories (2000)  • Growing Every Day (A Little Critter Collection) (2002) ISBN 0-9654579-6-6 • Feelings and Manners (2002) ISBN 0-9654579-5-8 • Little Critter Storybook Collection (2005) ISBN 0-06-082009-8 • Just a Little Critter Collection: 7 Books Inside (2005) ISBN 0-375-83255-6 • Little Critter: Just a Storybook Collection (2012) ISBN 0-062-13452-3 • Little Critter: Phonics Fun • Little Critter: Bedtime Stories

  22. Little Critter Workbooks • Little Critter Math: Grade Pre K (2001) ISBN 0-7696-3009-X or 1577685792 • Little Critter Math: Grade K (2001) ISBN 0-7696-3010-3 or 1577688007 • Little Critter Math: Grade 1 (2001) ISBN 0-7696-3011-1 • Little Critter Math: Grade 2 (2001) ISBN 0-7696-3012-X • Little Critter Phonics: Grade Pre K (2002) ISBN 0-7696-3029-4 • Little Critter Phonics: Grade K (2002) ISBN 0-7696-3030-8 • Little Critter Phonics: Grade 1 (2002) ISBN 0-7696-3031-6 • Little Critter Phonics: Grade 2 (2002) ISBN 0-7696-3032-4 • Little Critter Reading: Grade Pre K (2002) ISBN 0-7696-3022-7 • Little Critter Reading: Grade K (2002) ISBN 0-7696-3020-0 • Little Critter Reading: Grade 1 (2002) ISBN 0-7696-3019-7 • Little Critter Reading: Grade 2 (2002) ISBN 0-7696-3021-9 • Little Critter Language Arts: Grade Pre K (2002)

  23. Little Critter Workbooks • Little Critter Language Arts: Grade K (2002) • Little Critter Language Arts: Grade 1 (2002) • Little Critter Language Arts: Grade 2 (2002) • Little Critter Beginning Writing: Grade Pre K (2002) • Little Critter Beginning Writing: Grade K (2002) • Little Critter Beginning Writing: Grade 1 (2002) • Little Critter Beginning Writing: Grade 2 (2002) • Little Critter Basic Concepts: Grade Pre K (2002) • Little Critter Basic Concepts: Grade K (2002) • Little Critter Basic Concepts: Grade 1 (2002) • Little Critter Basic Concepts: Grade 2 (2002

  24. Critters of the Night • Werewolves for Lunch (1995) • No Howling in the House (1996) • The Headless Gargoyle (1996) • To Catch a Little Fish (1996) • If You Dream a Dragon (1996) • Purple Pickle Juice (1996) • Zombies Don't Do Windows (1996) • The Vampire Brides (1996) ISBN 0-679-87360-0 • The Goblin's Birthday Party(1996) ISBN 0-679-87373-2 • Old Howl Hall Big Lift-And-look Book (1996) ISBN 0-679-88019-4 • Pirate Soup (Pictureback Shape Books) ISBN 0-679-87364-3 • Night of the Walking Dead Part 1ISBN 0-679-87371-6 (1997)

  25. Critters of the Night • Night of the Walking Dead Part 2ISBN 0-679-87372-4 (1997) • Love You to Pieces: (24 Spooky Punch-out Valentines) (1997) ISBN 0-679-88709-1 • Critters of the Night Glow-In-The-Dark Book (1997) ISBN 0-679-88707-5 • Chomp Chomp! (1998) • Ooey Gooey (1998) • Roast and Toast (1998) • Midnight Snack (1999) • Kiss of the Mermaid (1999) • Mummy Pancakes (Tattoo Tales) (with over 20 tattoos) (1997) ISBN 0-679-87378-3 • Zoom on My Broom (2001)

  26. Little Critter Kids • My Teacher Is a Vampire (1994) • The Secret Code (1994) • The Purple Kiss (1994) • The Mummy's Curse (1994) • Top Dog (1994) • Surf's Up (1994) • Pizza War (1994) • The Cat's Meow (1994) • Showdown at the Arcade (1994) • The Ghost of Goose Island (1995) • Mystery at Big Horn Ranch (1995) • The E-Mail Mystery (1995) • The Swamp Thing (1995)

  27. Little Critter Kids • Backstage Pass (1995) • The Alien (1995) • The Prince (1995) • The Haunted House (1995) ISBN 0-307-66180-6 • Jaguar Paw (1995) • Golden Eagle (1995) • Octopus Island (1996) • Blue Ribbon Mystery (1996) • Circus of Ghouls (1996) • Lil Shop of Magic (1996) • Kiss of the Vampire (1996)

  28. Other Little Critter Books • I am Hiding (1992) ISBN 0-88029-980-0 • I am Helping (1992) ISBN 0-88029-978-9 • I am Playing (1992) ISBN 0-88029-979-7 • I am Sharing (1992) ISBN 0-88029-981-9 • I Smell Christmas: A Nose Tickler (1997) ISBN 1-57719-221-4 • Little Critter's These Are My Pets (1988) • Little Critter's The Trip (1988) (Originally published as an ABC style book, and then as an edited story with fewer pages in 1997). • Little Critter's The Picnic (1988) • Little Critter's Staying Overnight (1988) • Little Critter's This Is My Friend (1989) ISBN 0-307-61685-1 • Little Critter's This Is My School (1990) • Little Critter's Christmas Book (1989) ISBN 0-307-15849-7 • Little Critter's Spooky Halloween Party (1999)

  29. Other Little Critter Books • Little Critter's The Night Before Christmas (1995) ISBN 0-679-87352-X • The Grumpy Old Rabbit: Little Critter's Bedtime Storybook (1987) (Taco Bell Promotional Book) • The Bear Who Wouldn't Share: Little Critter's Bedtime Storybook (1987) ASIN B00072HVVC (published by Western Publishing) • The Fussy Princess: Little Critter's Bedtime Storybook: (1989) ISBN 0-307-62090-5 • Little Critter's Picture Dictionary (2001) ISBN 1-57768-839-2 • Little Critter's Favorite Things (1994) • I Didn't Know That (by Gina and Mercer Mayer) • Mercer Mayer's Little Critter Lacing Cards (1992) (toy)

  30. Quote by Mercer Mayer • “I know what is in your mind and in the mind of the youth. I know that your mind has one purpose and his the same. I know what is in the mind of the earth and of the moon and of the sun. Yes, I know of this kingdom. it is farther then I have ever gone, but I will take you there if you will be brave, for you will not find a welcome with in that place.”  • Mercer Mayer

  31. Quote by Mercer Mayer • Most of my books are about things that happened to me when I was a little kid. Now I'm a big kid and I write about things that happen now, especially with my own children and grandchildren. They always remind me of what it is like to be little. • Mercer Mayer

  32. Websites • http://www.littlecritter.com/ • http://www.mercermayer.com/ • http://www.harpercollins.com/authors/17622/Mercer_Mayer/index.aspx