Mercer Mayer ~ Dial Books, 1977
I'm going to summon the ghost of the short-lived blog by one of my favorite readers... a blog that happens to be silent at the moment but is sure to be resurrected any second now. At least I know there's one dad out there who's after my Mercer Mayer-filled heart. Or maybe it's that I'm after his Mercer Mayers, because according to the pictures he's put up on Amazon and this blog post here, he's got a ton I want! So as a nod to what has to be the best collection of Mayer books short of Mayer himself, take OOPS, one in a series of three almost wordless one-word books. Not the first, because unfortunately Ah-Choo still eludes me, but at least I have this one and it's other triplet Hiccup.
Here we see a lady Hippo on a trip into town and all the things that happen when you set a hippo loose in a china shop, including setting a hippo loose in a china shop! Just tickles me silly, and thankfully my boy has the itch too. Everything vintage Mercer Mayer rocks in our house. And who knows, maybe Antmusic will take pity on me, and cough (tee-hee) up his copy of Ah-Choo, or at the very least do a Great Readers Write on it. Ya'll almost forgot about those didn't you?
Liza Lou and the Yeller Belly Swamp
One Monster After Another
Professor Wormbog in Search for the Zipperump-A-Zoo
Me and My Flying Machine
Beauty and the Beast
A Special Trick
Little Monster at Work
One Frog Too Many
How the Trollusk Got His Hat
The Bird of Time