Item description for Just Me and My Babysitter (Little Critter) (Look-Look) by Mercer Mayer...
Overview Little Critter does his enthusiastic best to help his babysitter, although his efforts frequently make a bad situation worse.
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Studio: Random House Books for Young Readers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.92" Width: 8.09" Height: 0.08" Weight: 0.15 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 1998
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN 0307119459 ISBN13 9780307119452 UPC 033500819452
Availability 31 units. Availability accurate as of Jan 22, 2017 02:05.
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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 Me and My Babysitter (Little Critter) (Look-Look)?
It's written from a child's point of view, hence the Feb 5, 2003
Another winner from Mr. Mayer! My son loves the Little Critter series and was quite pleased with the story. He had his first babysitter (other than the Grandparents) yesterday, so the timeliness wasn't lost on him. Neither was the sarcasm. The tone of the book is lighthearted. Critter helps the babysitter out with the meal and his little sister, with comical results. After the little sister is put to bed, the babysitter really shows her ineptitude and the fun really starts. I read some other reviews about how the story taught "disrespect" and "disobedience". I didn't see it teaching these traits as much as simply representing the facts of how children are. Lighten up the book is for kids.
...Review Oct 23, 2002
"Just Me and My Babysitter" by Mercer Mayer was a pretty good book, but not one of the best by Mercer Mayer. It is a kid telling a story about what him, his sister and his babysitter do when his parents go out. The kid in the story thinks he is helping the babysitter out, by helping to do the dishes, making dinner, giving his sister a bath and things like that. The illustrations show that he is just making the babysitter angry because he keeps making messes and causing trouble. Kids would most likely find the book funny because the illustrations don't match when the words are saying. Some children might try to imitate what the pictures are showing, and cause trouble for their own parents or babysitter.
Disappointing from Mercer Mayer Aug 22, 2000
While the children and I love the "Just Me" series, this one was particularly disappointing. The kids just don't appreciate the heavy sarcasm and disrespect, and were quite horrified that the babysitter ended up sleeping on the couch while the kids were up. The book is about disrespect, disobedience, a lack of adult control and is written in such a manner as to encourage children to copy it. I threw this book in the garbage.
Not one of the best I've seen May 2, 2000
I generally enjoy reading this series of books to my young daughter. But when reading Just Me and My Babysitter, I was not pleased to see the disobedience and disrespect of the main character in the book. I know that it is meant to be cute, but my child is a great imitator and these are not the things I would want her to be doing. I bought the book not knowing what the content was and was very disappointed.