There's a Nightmare in My Closet, Volume 41

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Penguin, 1976 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
34 Reviews
"Childhood fear of the dark and the resulting exercise in imaginative exaggeration are given that special Mercer Mayer treatment in this dryly humorous fantasy".--School Library Journal. Full-color illustrations.

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I enjoyed the ending and surely recommend it! - Goodreads
The illustrations are very creative as well. - Goodreads
You can't ever go wrong with his illustrations. - Goodreads
The pictures are big and the text is short. - Goodreads

Review: There's a Nightmare in My Closet

User Review  - Kristina Whitt - Goodreads

There's a Nightmare in My Closet (1968) is a short story about a little boy overcoming his fear of a monster being in his closet when he is sleeping. He decides one night to stay up and confront the ... Read full review

Review: There's a Nightmare in My Closet

User Review  - Demilyn Odango - Goodreads

(1968) Summary: The story begins with the little boy scared of his closet. He did not want to go to bed because he knew that once it was dark the nightmare would come out of the closet. He tried to ... Read full review

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About the author (1976)

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.

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