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Mercer Mayer Author Study

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Drew Lundquist

on 21 November 2012

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Transcript of Mercer Mayer Author Study

Mercer Mayer Childhood -Born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1943. -His father was in the navy. -Spent his free time reading and drawing. High School and College -Graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School in Honolulu. -Went to the Honolulu Academy of Arts. -Decided he wished to be a children's book illustrator. The Start of Mayer's Career -Started at the Arts Student League -The Gillygoofang and A Boy, A Dog, and A Frog -Started making more popular books, and then joined Golden Publishers What Characterizes Mayer's Work? -Has many different styles! -Generally tailored towards pre-school age children. Awards! 2007- National Book Festival "Artist of the Year" "Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like"- 1976 New York Times Best Illustrated Book Reasons for Worth Life lessons for young children. "Easy to relate" stories. Designed for beginning readers. Links to Mercer Mayer Websites Official Litter Critters Website: http://www.littlecritter.com/ Mercer Mayer Gallery: http://www.mercermayer.com/ Plot: Characters and Setting Characters:
-Elephant
-Mouse
-Rhinoceros
-Owl
-Hippopotamus Setting:
In a meadow and in a small town. All the citizens are animals. Plot: Characters and Setting Characters:
-Elephant
-Hippopotamus Setting:
Elephant and Hippopotamus are attempting a romantic boat ride. Elephant and Hippopotamus are going for a romantic picnic. Hippopotamus gets the hiccups, and Elephant does everything he can to get rid of them. Characters and Setting Characters:
-Little Critter
-Mom
-Dad
-Little Sister
-Baby Setting:
-Little Critter's house and bedroom. Plot: -Little Critter is looking for something, but his room is too messy to find anything. His mom asks him to clean it, and he ends up finding what he was looking for! Biography Video Links: Classroom Activities: http://www.littlecritter.com/index.html http://www.squidoo.com/Learningwithlittlecritter Little Critter Herbert the Timid Dragon Little Critter Frog Goes to Dinner "Okay Tribesman... Lizzy Lou and the Yeller Belly Swamp "The Reward Worth Having" A silly Story Beauty and the Beast References: Children's Book Guide: http://childrensbooksguide.com/illustrators Authors: Mercer Mayer- http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Mercer-Mayer/706881 Merriam Webster-
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arizona Vintage Kid's Books My Kids Love- http://www.vintagechildrensbooksmykidloves.com/2010/09/ah-choo.html Scholastic-
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/ YouTube:
-Search "Mercer Mayer Interview", "Alligator Under My Bed Song", and "Mercer Mayer Reads Just a Snowman" Kid Lit Storytime-
http://kidlitstorytime.tumblr.com/post/16240798306/hiccup-by-mercer-mayer-c-1976 The Gillygoofang
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