MAYER, Mercer. American, b. 1943. Genres: Children's fiction, Illustrations. Career: Political cartoonist, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Hawaii; painter, Kahala Hilton Hotel; artist with an advertising agency in Connecticut; children's book author and illustrator, 1967-. Publications: SELF-ILLUSTRATED FICTION FOR CHILDREN: A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog, 1967; If I Had, 1968; The Terrible Troll, 1968; There's a Nightmare in My Closet, 1968; Frog, Where Are You?, 1969; I Am a Hunter, 1969; A Special Trick, 1970; (with M. Mayer) Mine, 1970; The Queen Always Wanted to Dance, 1971; (with M. Mayer) A Boy, a Dog, a Frog, and a Friend, 1971; (with M. Mayer) Me and My Flying Machine, 1971; A Silly Story, 1973; Bubble, Bubble, 1973; Frog on His Own, 1973; Mrs. Beggs and the Wizard, 1973; Frog Goes to Dinner, 1974; One Monster After Another, 1974; Two Moral Tales, 1974; Two More Moral Tales, 1974; What Do You Do with a Kangaroo?, 1974; You're the Scaredy-Cat, 1974; The Great Cat Chase, 1974; Walk, Robot, Walk, 1974; Just for You, 1975; (with M. Mayer) One Frog Too Many, 1975; Ah-Choo, 1976; Hiccup, 1976; Liza Lou and the Yeller Belly Swamp, 1976; Just Me and My Dad, 1977; Little Monster's Word Book, 1977; Mercer's Monsters, 1977; Oops, 1977; Professor Worm- bog in Search for the Zipperump-a-Zoo, 1977; Professor Wormbog's Gloomy Kerploppus: A Book of Great Smells, 1977; Little Monster at Home, 1978; Little Monster at School, 1978; Little Monster at Work, 1978; Little Monster's Alphabet Book, 1978; Little Monster's Bedtime Book, 1978; Little Monster's Counting Book, 1978; Little Monster's Neighborhood, 1978; Little Monster's You-Can-Make-It Book, 1978; How the Trollusk Got His Hat, 1979; Little Monster's Mother Goose, 1979; East of the Sun & West of the Moon, 1980; Herbert, the Timid Dragon, 1980; Little Monster's Scratch and Sniff Mystery, 1980; Professor Wormbog's Crazy Cut-Ups, 1980; Merry Christmas, Mom and Dad, 1982; Play with Me, 1982; Just a Snowy Day, 1983; Malcolm's Race, 1983; Gator Cleans House, 1983; Just Go to Bed, 1983; Too's Bracelet, 1983; Sweetmeat's Birthday, 1983; Possum Child Goes Shopping, 1983; When I Get Bigger, 1983; Bat Child's Haunted House, 1983; All by Myself, 1983; I Was So Mad, 1983; Just Grandma and Me, 1983; Me Too!, 1983; The New Baby, 1983; Tuk Takes a Trip, 1984; Teep and Beep, Go to Sleep, 1984; Tink Goes Fishing, 1984; Tinka Bakes a Cake, 1984; Little Critter's Day at the Farm, 1984; Little Critter's Holiday Fun, 1984; Little Monster's Moving Day, 1984; Little Monster's Sports Fun, 1984; Trouble in Tinktonk Land, 1985; The Tinktonks Find a Home, 1985; Just Me and My Puppy, 1985; Tonk Gives a Magic Show, 1985; Zoomer Builds a Racing Car, 1985; Just Grandpa and Me, 1985; Policeman Critter, 1986; Fireman Critter, 1986; Cowboy Critter, 1986; Astronaut Critter, 1986; Just Me and My Little Sister, 1986; Just Me and My Babysitter, 1986; Whinnie the Lovesick Dragon, 1986; There's an Alligator under My Bed, 1987; Construction Critter, 1987 Doctor Critter, 1987; Mail Critter, 1987; Sailor Critter, 1987; Just a Mess, 1987; Baby Sister Says No!, 1987; Happy Easter, Little Critter, 1988; Little Critter's Staying Overnight, 1988; Little Critter's This Is My House, 1988; Little Critter's These Are My Pets, 1988; Little Critter's The Trip, 1988; Little Critter's The Picnic, 1988; Little Critter's Little Sister's Birthday, 1988; I Just Forgot, 1988; Just My Friend and Me, 1988; Little Critter's The Fussy Princess, 1989; Just a Daydream, 1989; Just Shopping with Mom, 1989; Just Camping Out, 1989; Little Critter's Christmas Book, 1989; Little Critter's This Is My Friend, 1989; Just a Nap, 1989; Mercer Mayer's Little Critter at Play, 1989; Mercer Mayer's Little Critter's Day, 1989; There's Something Spooky in My Attic, 1989; Little Critter's This Is My School, 1990; Just Going to the Dentist, 1990; Just Me and My Mom, 1990; Just a Rainy Day, 1990; Just Me and My Little Brother, 1991; Little Critter's Jack and the Beanstalk, 1991; Little Critter's Little Red Riding Hood, 1991; When I Grow Up, 1991; Mercer Mayer's Herbert the Timid Dragon, 1991; Little Critter's Hansel and Gretel, 1991; Little Critter's Where Is My Frog?, 1991; Little Critter's Where's Kitty?, 1991; Where's My Sneaker?, 1991; Super Critter to the Rescue, 1991; I Am Helping, 1992; I Am Sharing, 1992; I Am Hiding, 1992; I Am Playing, 1992; Little Critter's The Night Before Christmas, 1992; Little Critter's ABCs, 1992; Little Critter's Shapes, 1992; Little Critter's Colors, 1992; Little Critter's Numbers, 1992; Little Critter's Read-It-Yourself Storybook: Six Funny Easy-to-Read Stories, 1993; Little Critter in Search of the Beautiful Princess, 1993; Little Critter's Joke Book, 1993; Little Critter's Camp Out, 1993; Little Critter's Favorite Things, 1994; If I Had a Gorilla, 1994; To Catch a Little Fish, 1996; Old Howl Hall, 1996; Shibumi and the Kitemaker, 1999; Just a New Neighbor, 1999; Just a Bully, 1999; Just a Garden Kit, 1999; Little Monster Private Eye: The Buble Gum Pirates Kit, 1999; Little Critter Sleeps Over, 1999; The Rocking Hourse Angel, 2000; Just a Toy, 2000; The Best Present, 2000; Just a Snowy Vacation, 2000; Just a Piggy Bank, 2000; Just a Secret, 2002; Just Fishing with Grandma, 2003; Just a Baseball Game, 2003. OTHER FICTION: Appelard and Liverwurst, 1978; Liverwurst Is Missing, 1981. OTHER: (ed.) The Poison Tree and Other Poems, 1977; (ed. and reteller) The Sleeping Beauty, 1984; (abridger) A Christmas Carol by C. Dickens, 1986. Illustrator of books by J. Bellairs, E. Farber, W. Fine, J.D. Fitzgerald, K. Hitte, M. Kantrowitz, S. La Farge, J.R. Larson, G. Mayer, G. Mendoza, S. Offit, C. Palmer, L.M. Skorpen, J. Wahl, M. Watts, B. Wersba, J. Williams, J. Yolen.