Today's vintage children's book is Walk, Robot, Walk. This wordless story shows a young boy making a robot from miscellaneous found items. When the robot becomes 'alive' it creates havoc until the little boy comes up with a solution to stop it. Excellent drawings by Mayer. I think Mayer's books have a nice mix of humor, sweetness and understanding of the human nature of children. Check out Mercer Mayer's website, especially if you have children, it is interactive. Mayer also has a Gallery, where you can purchase some outstanding prints of his artwork.
Mercer Mayer was born in 1943 in Arkansas. He attended the Honolulu Academy of Arts and the Art and Students League in New York City. In 1966 Mayer started illustrating books and since then, has published over 300 books! Mayer and his wife, Gina, write the Little Critter stories together. These books have been translated into other languages such as Spanish, German, French and Japanese. Mayer is well known for his Little Critter and Little Monster books.
Walk, Robot, Walk
Story and pictures by Mercer Mayer
Ginn and Company, 1974