I Was So Mad (Little Critter) (Look-Look) (Paperback)

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By Mercer Mayer (Illustrator), Ron Miller
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It has been more than thirty years since my dad first read me this book and then read it again...and again. As a Little Critter, I was constantly frustrated by being told no, whether I wanted to keep the stray dog I found in the neighborhood or paint the furniture with bubblegum nail polish. This book soothed my soul and gave me the language I needed to talk about my feelings. Perfect for the Little Critter in your life who may need help with the concept of "just because you can doesn't mean you should."

- Meghan, Writer in Residence

— From I Was So Mad (Staff Pick)


Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is having quite the grumpy day in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he’s cranky on the slide or stubborn in the sandbox, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect way to teach children about their emotions!

About the Author

MERCER MAYER began writing and illustrating children's books in 1966, and since then, he has published over 300 titles. Readers can open almost any of his award-winning books and out may pop dragons, cuddly monsters, wonderful creatures, and endearing critters. Drawing from his own childhood adventures for inspiration, Mayer has created one of the most cherished characters in children's books, Little Critter. He currently lives in Connecticut.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780307119391
ISBN-10: 0307119394
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: November 1st, 2000
Pages: 24
Language: English
Series: Look-Look