Mommy Blog Expert: Professor Wormbog Kids Classic Picture Book by Mercer Mayer Review & Giveaway, Ends 1/10/12

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Professor Wormbog Kids Classic Picture Book by Mercer Mayer Review & Giveaway, Ends 1/10/12

Book Review & Giveaway

Since 1966, award-winning author Mercer Mayer has been writing and illustrating fantastical children’s 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 of copies. 


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.

Mercer Mayer, Artist of the Year, 2007 National Book Festival
Image from LittleCritter.com

If you are not already familiar with this author's work, you can exprience the writer/illustrator's true wit first hand in the YouTube below. Running approximately 9 minutes, Mercer Mayer reads Professor Wormbog in Search for the Zipperump-a-Zoo -- in the character of the Professor's brother Reginald Wormbog. Come to think of it, this is so cute and lively, you'll likely want your child to watch this with you.


Professor Wormbog in Search for the Zipperump-a-Zoo, Copyright 1976 and 2011 by Mercer Mayer, is published by Fast Pencil Premiere. Available on Amazon for $16.95 in color illustrated 8x10" hard cover; also $4.99 as a PDF or EPUB download.


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Professor Wormbog in Search for the Zipperump-a-Zoo 
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80 comments:

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That was a good story to share on my daughter's FB wall to let my G'kiddos watch. Thanks for posting it. Yes! I would like to win this book for my G'kids. Although I was not familiar with the author, I liked him. Quirky and kind of reminded me of Suess in a way in his crazy but fun made up words.
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What a lovely book to share with children. The illustrations are rich and inviting. My daughters both loved the book.

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I remember as a child, Mercer Mayer was one of my favorite authors. I am currently completing my student teaching in second grade. I would love to win this book to add to my children's book collection! Thanks for the offer!!!

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