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Professor Wormbog has collected a Kerploppus, an Ickky, a Murgatroy, and a Useless. He has every beastie from A to Y, but he doesn't have a Zipperump-a-Zoo. He looks underground, in the sea, and in the air, and discovers how hard it is to find one — unless the Zipperump-a-Zoo wants to find you! Mercer Mayer creates a world of silly creatures filled with humor for adults and children alike.
Numerous awards, citations, recognition for art, illustrations, writing. Beloved by librarians, teachers, educators and parents. Grandparents, parents, and kids are all familiar with his work. Numerous philanthropic efforts involving children and education. AAP, Children's Book Council, National Book, etc. Appeals to both traditional book lovers, stores, and awards as well as non-traditional (Target, Walmart, etc.)
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One of my childrens and my favorite authors is Mercer Mayer. He has created so many fantastic childrens books, including our favorite Little Critter. We have read those books over and over again and still they are the favorite go-to books. Long before Little Critter there was Professor Wormbog and His Search for the Zipperump-A-Zoo. Mercer Mayer has a way of taking some of the most frightening things for a child and turning them into endearing characters. He is known for his “Little Monster” and “Little Critters” series — the books with the cute characters who go through situations that every child experiences. What many dont realize is “Professor Wormbog,” is the book that led to Mercers success with his “Little Monster” series. It tells the tale of how hard it is to find a Zipperump-a-Zoo. This re-released collectible version of the book is the first of many books to come from Mercer and FastPencil PREMIERE, who will be publishing this line of “Classic Collectibles.” The illustrations are endearing and recognizable as Mercer Mayers. We are looking forward to reading the story and becoming part of the mischief as we search for words and images Mayer is known for in his writing.
, award-winning author Mercer Mayer
has been writing
and illustrating fantastical childrens picture books
and has personally penned more than 300 titles
to date. For 2011 his book Professor Wormbog in Search for the Zipperump-a-Zoo
-- which was originally published in 1976
-- was reintroduced and is currently available in hard cover
as well as e-Book formats
. This particular title
is the same original classic story
that launched Mayer's renowned Little Monster Series
that has sold millions
Like his other titles, Professor Wormbog was born out of the author's personal experiences growing up in Arkansas. As always, Mayer's animal characters in this book are as monster ugly as they are approachable and charming. In fact with his illustrative style, it's no surprise that this story and many others he's written -- such as the Little Critter series -- are widely regarded as classics for three generations and counting. Not only are Mayer's books lots of fun to read, each has valuable life lessons that help children who read them to develop socialization and language skills within a creative story-telling context.
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Professor Wormbog has every beastie from A to Y, but he doesn't have a Zipperump-a-Zoo. He looks underground, in the sea, and in the air, and discovers how hard it is to find one!
About the Author
Mercer Mayer is one of the most prolific, talented, beloved, and bestselling children's book authors and illustrators of all time. He began writing and illustrating childrens 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. His legendary books and quintessential characters are classic favorites of kids and families around the globe and address timeless subjects that every child experiences, such as going to the dentist or being scared of big thunderstorms. Not only do the books provide great lessons, but Mr. Mayer also inserts his gentle humor into the books to show how the adorable critter and monster characters deal with common issues — thus providing wonderful child development and socialization skills support within creative story-telling venues. Hometown: Roxbury, Connecticut.