Mercer Mayer

Freedom: Be who you are, Love who you love, Read what you want

December 1st at 8:00pm ET – December 8th at 8:00pm ET on eBay

Auction Items

Two Signed Limited Edition hardcover books (to be auctioned separately):  Just Me and My Dad and Just Go to Bed

Illustrator’s Biography

I began illustrating books in 1966. Since that time I have published over 300 books. Most of my books are about things that happened to me when I was a little kid. Now I’m a big kid and I write about things that happen now, especially with my own children and grandchildren. They always remind me of what it is like to be little. Several of my books have been translated into other languages like Spanish, German, French and Japanese. And, I have my own website gallery.

I was born in Arkansas in 1943. Boy, that was a long time ago! It’s real fun to be an old kid. When I was thirteen years old, my parents and my sister and I moved to Hawaii. After high school, I went to Honolulu Academy of Arts. Then, I went to New York City and the Art Students League. A few years later,
I began writing children’s books. Then I moved to New England. My wife, Gina, and I write the Little Critter stories together.

You can learn more about Mercer on his website


The live auction will be from Wednesday December 1st @ 8pm – Wednesday December 8th @ 8pm ET on eBay. You can bid anytime during that week on eBay.

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Mercer Mayer
has generously donated his work to the Friends of the Ashland Public Library for our online Children’s Illustrators Art Auction, helping raise funds to support our library programs for all ages.