MERCER MAYER began writing and illustrating children's books in 1966, and since then, he has published over 300 titles. Readers can open almost any of his award-winning books and out may pop dragons, cuddly monsters, wonderful creatures, and endearing critters. Drawing from his own childhood adventures for inspiration, Mayer created one of children’s books most cherished characters, Little Critter. He currently lives in Connecticut.
Just My Friend and Meby Mercer Mayer
The very popular Little Critter has a friend over to play and tries his best to be a good host. It's a long afternoon. After his friend damages Little Critter's bike by accident, leaves him in the tree house without a ladder, and doesn't help clean up his room, Little Critter decides that playing alone isn't always bad. Mercer Mayer's dry and gentle humor provides another funny-but-true picture-book treat.
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This book is great and it is a reverse barometer for my son. Unlike Little Critter in the book who invites a friend over to play with, my own son has friends banging down the door to play with him. However, my very young son chooses to play alone with his electronics, botany, geology, etc. I know this is good but I try to associate him with as many children as I can wherever we go - hence I love this book - and it's working, slowly but surely.