A Boy, a Dog, a Frog, and a Friend

A Boy, a Dog, a Frog, and a Friend

by Mercer Mayer, Marianna Mayer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140546101
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 05/28/1993
Series: Boy, a Dog, and a Frog Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 394,527
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

About the Author

Mercer Mayer 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 books, reflecting many of the adventures he experienced as a child.

In 2007, Mr. Mayer was commissioned by Laura Bush to create the artwork used for the National Book Festival held on September 29 on the National Mall. He was an honored guest to the event, giving a demonstration and autographing hundreds of books for fans who attended.

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A Boy, a Dog, a Frog, and a Friend 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
hnebeker on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I grew up with Mercer Mayer's Boy, Dog , Frog series of picture books, another amazing illustrator. I remember going through the books over and over again and making up different stories for each time. That is the magic of wordless picture books, they incite the imagination and encourage the little ones who cannot read yet to sit down comfortably and confidently with a book and make out the story on their own.
ShellyCBuchanan on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This charmingly simple wordless story shows how a boy and his two animal friends are teased, tricked and surprised by a third. The expressive comic illustrations which seamlessly unfold a fishing trip at the pond will tickle audiences of all ages.
Prof_McGonagall More than 1 year ago
Mercer Mayor has "written" a series of these wordless books about a boy and a frog. Wordless books are made to be shared and discussed, so I bought this to add to my collection of other wordless books, which I use in my 2cd grade classroom. Without words, literature is not dependent on the adjectives and descriptions found in the text, but can be as complex as the vocabulary of the "reader". This book is easy to follow even for preschoolers and its main message is friendship. I rated it four stars only because wordless books are not for everyone; they are best for sharing so that each "reader" can find details in the illustrations and give their opinion on what is happening and predict what will happen next.