Item description for Just Go to Bed (Little Critter) (Pictureback(R)) by Mercer Mayer...
Overview No matter what a little boy pretends to be, cowboy, general, space cadet, robot, sea monster, or race car driver, his parents only seem to think about putting him to bed
Publishers Description This simple story shows our preschool hero resisting his father's efforts to get him ready for bed. By the end of the book Little Critter's understanding father has finally succeeded in moving his energetic, imaginative son through bathtime and pyjama time into sleeptime.
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Studio: Random House Books for Young Readers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.62" Width: 7.62" Height: 0.18" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Apr 23, 2001
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers
Grade Level Pre School
Edition Random House
Series Little Critter
ISBN 0307119408 ISBN13 9780307119407 UPC 033500819407
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More About Mercer Mayer
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.
Mercer Mayer currently resides in the state of Connecticut. Mercer Mayer was born in 1943.
Mercer Mayer has published or released items in the following series...
Boy, a Dog, and a Frog
Golden Look-Look Book
Golden Look-Look Books
I Can Read Books: My First
I Can Read Books: My First Shared Reading
I Can Read! My First Shared Reading (HarperCollins)
I Can Read!: My First Shared Reading
Little Critter (8x8)
Mercer Mayer's Little Critter (Board Books)
Mercer Mayer's Little Critter (Hardcover)
Mercer Mayer's Little Critter (Paperback)
Mercer Mayer's Little Critter (Pb)
My First I Can Read - Level Pre1 (Quality)
My First I Can Read Little Critter's - Level Pre1 (Hardback)
My First I Can Read Little Critter's - Level Pre1 (Paper)
New Adventures of Mercer Mayer's Little Critter (Paperback)
Reviews - What do customers think about Just Go to Bed (Little Critter) (Pictureback(R))?
Not a Sleeper. Mar 21, 2008
There are other books on the subject that capture a child's interest better. Passable, but nothing to rush and buy.
Little Critter and the New Generation Feb 27, 2008
Just Go To Bed was one of the first Little Critter books that I bought for our son. He was in so many ways our own "little critter". The character and our son felt the same way about going to bed and the frustrations and joys of growing up. Later we added a baby girl to the family and our own little critter also had a baby sister. Almost three decades later our little critter has his own son (who has a baby sister). All of the roles have shifted. Three generations in this family enjoy and appreciate "Little Critter" and his out-look on life.
The best bedtime book ever! Feb 8, 2008
My husband reads this to my kids ages 3 and 2 every night. My three year old has it memorized and reads it back to daddy too. Right after, they always go to bed!! It's the greatest book. They walk around the house pretending to be "little critter" telling everyone to put on their pajamas and "GO TO BED!"
Read so much we wore it out! Oct 22, 2007
My 3 year old daughter adores this book! We have literally worn out the cover. I am needing to buy another copy to keep this favorite alive. My daughter can recite the entire book and will look at the pictures even after we are done reading it before she falls asleep. It encourages the imagination and instills the message that everyone needs sleep. A must have!
Excellent series of books. Oct 10, 2007
My 3 year old loves this book. I do too, when she's being difficult about going to sleep, we read this and she follows Lil Critters example. LOL I use whatever works...and this works.