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Merry Christmas Mom and Dad (A Golden Look-Look Book) Paperback – September 10, 1999

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Mercer Mayer's very popular character stars in a getting-ready-for-Christmas picture book. Little Critter approaches Christmas with the intention of being a good helper. When he makes a mistake, he has a logical explanation. He couldn't wrap the Christmas package because the tape got too sticky. He couldn't buy his parents a present because there were too many toys to look at. He couldn't put up the tree lights because they were just too tangled. Little Critter means well, but every funny illustration shows him as tangled up as the Christmas lights.

About the Author

Mercer Mayer is the creator of the enduringly popular Little Critter books. Drawing from his own childhood adventures for inspiration, Mayer has created a beloved and classic character in Little Critter.

Mercer Mayer is the creator of the enduringly popular Little Critter books. Drawing from his own childhood adventures for inspiration, Mayer has created a beloved and classic character in Little Critter.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Series: Look-Look
  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; Random House ed. edition (September 10, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 030711886X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307118868
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #110,811 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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Format: Paperback
This book simply makes me smile. You can't help but fall in love with Little Critter and his attempt to make Christmas a success. He tries to bake cookies, but he eats them himself. He tries his hardest to go right to sleep on Christmas Eve, but he is too excited. Thinking he is doing his parents a favor, Little Critter wakes up at 6 AM and brings his new toys upstairs instead of having his parents get out of bed. Mayer's illustrations and fun and colorful. One or two sentences of text are a perfect addition to the pictures. Children will not lose interest in this book because of the short text and appealing color. Mayer's choice to add a special critter (spider, grasshopper, etc.) on each page makes it fun to search for them with children. This is an excellent book to read to young children around the holidays. After reading it, you will want to buy more in the series.
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By Justine on December 14, 2001
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I find this story very cute and funny, I think it is adorable how the little boy tries to do all good things for his parents and he just has the hardest time doing them. I think all children could relate to this story because when Christmas time comes around they want to do all they can because they know Santa is watching and they have to especially good. I would reccomend this book to all ages because I think they would find it cute just as I did.
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We love Little Critter books around here. They're short, they're funny, they're topical, and they're cheap.

This one is just a sweet story about how Little Critter tries to make a special Christmas for his parents - naturally, following the formula of these books, he doesn't get it *quite* right. But that's okay :)
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By A Customer on December 1, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book, Merry Christmas Mom and Dad, is a good book to teach little kids to try to do their best no matter what. He tries to help out, but he ends up making even more mess. This book is really cute! It is a book both girls and boys will enjoy.
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I have fond memories of these from childhood and my son now loves them. They are his favorite, and this Christmas book is no different.
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Helped my niece get this for mom and dad for Christmas so that they could have something new to read before bed each night.
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By G_Laeken on December 26, 2008
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Gina & Mercer Mayer books are among our VERY favorite family books for the little ones (age 2-6).
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A great book, full of charming situations that remind you that sometimes good efforts do not always have the desired outcome. This fun book will surely become a Christmas and year round favorite. As a kindergarten teacher, I see it very perdictable for young readers. Enjoy!
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