Author(s): Mercer Mayer
From best-selling author MERCER MAYER LITTLE CRITTER(R) board books, now in a new, bigger board book reissue! 1 lion, 2 hippos, 3 dolphins...and an infinity of number fun! Little Critter has an adventure in counting at the zoo when he meets 4 toothy crocodiles, 5 playful seals, 6 brown bears, and other delightful animals-all the way up to 10 entertaining penguins. "Little Critter" books are beloved by parents, educators, and children. Early concepts are conveyed in an informative and fun way.
MERCER MAYER received 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.