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I Was So Mad (Little Critter) (Look-Look) Paperback – November 1, 2000
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"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
Little critters are obviously no exception to the repeated "no" that children hear throughout a day, according to Mercer Mayer in his book "I Was So Mad." Little Critter never gets to do anything he wants-even tickling the goldfish and keeping frogs in the bathtub are off limits. His family finally makes him "so mad" that he decides to run away, until he is at last granted permission to play with his friends. Although illustrations take up a good deal of the white space in this Level 2 easy reader, the large, dark, typeface remains easy to follow. Repetitions of "I was so mad" and "No, you can't" help the young reader get through some of the more unfamiliar passages yet are not monotonous as they are an integral part of the plot. The adorable watercolor and ink illustrations follow the text closely, and serve as a tool for the child trying to decode what Little Critter is not allowed to do. This delightful book serves as a good foundation for the six to eight year old reader who is learning that there is meaning behind the text he reads. Children will easily relate to Little Critter's complaints and likely will recall similar experiences, bringing them even more enjoyment while reading. Undoubtedly, Little Critter will quickly become a favorite friend for the beginning reader.
This one shows the child critter being mad because everything (destructive) he tries to do his parents tell him no, but when he asks to go play, he's allowed to do that...which makes him AND his parents happy. :)
It's not even worth the postage to return it so the book is being sent out with the recycling garbage.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Terrible book. In the book the child gets angry and tries to run away. Until he gets his way on something. Then holds off running away until the next time he is told no. Read morePublished 9 days ago by MaryJo Seamon
I love this whole series. I've been reading them to kids for over 30 years. They are just as good in 2016 and in 1989 when I first discovered them!Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
THIS BOOK RECEIVED IN NEW CONDITION. THIS BOOK HELPS CHILDREN UNDERSTAND THEIR FEELINGS BETTER AND HOPEFULLY LEARN MORE ABOUT SELF-CONTROL.Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
I love Mercer Mayer, but was disappointed in the overall lesson this story is seemingle teaching. No role playing skills presented just that the main charactee gets mad and packs a... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Isabella Freeman
My children all loved this book. I buy it now for new parents.Published 24 days ago by Rosemary Norton