A Boy, a Dog, a Frog, and a Friend

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Dial Press, 1971 - Frogs - 32 pages
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Launched more than 25 years ago, Mayer's classic wordless tales of a boy and his animal friends are now available in these attractive hardcover editions. Using pictures in place of some words in the text, these delightfully funny books follow a young boy as he romps through the woods, making mischief and new friends along the way. Illustrations.

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User Review  - ecm014 - LibraryThing

Books by this author are timeless so effective for language learners. This is a wordless picture book and i think it serves as a great tool for these learners because with these types of books you can ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cathy - Goodreads

This book has no words - pictures only - and I found it very fun to read with my 3 year old. Read full review

About the author (1971)

Mercer Mayer was born December 30, 1943 in Little Rock Arkansas. While attending school at the Honolulu Museum of Art, Mayer decided to enter the field of children's book illustration. He created a portfolio of sketches and peddled them wherever he could. He moved to New York City in 1964, pursuing further instruction at the Art Students League of New York, where he met an artist named Marianna who became his first wife. He soon created a new portofolio and with these new sketches persuaded editors at Dial Press and Harper & Row to give him some illustration work. Mayer published his first book, A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog, at Dial Press in 1967. It was notable for being a completely wordless picture book one that tells its story entirely through the use of pictures. Mayer was one of the first illustrators to be credited for using this format. Five more books in this series were to follow. Mayer joined Golden Publishing, creators of Little Golden Books, in 1976. Through them he has sold his "Little Critter" and "Little Monster" series, which are popular with beginning readers. His title Just Me and My Dad made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012. In 2015, his title Little Critter: Just a Little Love, also made the list.

Marianna Mayer published her first book, Beauty and the Beast, at the age of nineteen. After college, she studied painting at the Art Students League in New York City. She eventually transitioned to writing. Her works include The Unicorn Alphabet, Marcel the Pastry Chef, Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave, and The Adventures of Tom Thumb.

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