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There's Something in My Attic Paperback – September 1, 1992
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More About the Author
"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.
Top Customer Reviews
I like that the girl is brave and that she faces her nightmare with courage and determination. I think that is a wonderful lesson for children to learn. What I don't like is that she fights the monster over a teddy bear that she is unwilling to share. The monster never gets mean and actually looks quite sad and frightened, but she shows the creature zero compassion. Instead, she lassos the big gentle beast and drags him against his will being mean to him the whole time. I really dislike that. That is how people often treat people who are different or animals who are defenseless. I try to talk about that when sharing this book with my kids. "Oh that monster just looks lonely!" "That poor monster looks so scared. I bet he just needs a hug", etc.
This was a fun book and is a hit with the kids, but not quite excellent.
I love how the little girl gets herself prepared to face the "something"(down to the cute cowgirl outfit over her pj's). I also like that her parent's try to give a plausible explination of what may be in the attic rather then telling her she's wrong about hearing things. I love how brave the little girl is and how she faces her fears and stands up to the "something" ... although it looks too scared of her to be much of a threat.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The artwork is a partial departure from his earlier books. The story is similar to many others. Only child can see the imaginary figure.Published 1 month ago by Persop
Mercer Mayer monster books are my classroom favorites. They love all of them!!!Published 3 months ago by teena
Love all of Mercer Mayer's books and they are offered by Amazon for a great price.Published 5 months ago by deborah walsh
Absolutely a great book. My first son loved this book, and read him for months. Now my younger 4 year old loves it too. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Clay Moores