Mercer Mayer's Professor Wormbog in Search for the Zipperump-a-Zoo review and giveaway




If your child is afraid of monsters, there's no better book to help him get over his fears than a Little Monster book. Author Mercer Mayer (he's best known for his Little Critter series) has won the hearts of kids and parents everywhere with his series of books that turn scary monsters into fast friends. The monsters in his books face everyday situations that little kids can relate to, like his first day at school, or traveling around the neighborhood. All his monsters may have sharp teeth, but they also have gentle smiles and friendly eyes.

Little Monster books are getting hard to find, but fortunately Fast Pencil has recently re-released Mayer's 1976 classic, "Professor Wormbog in Search for the Zipperump-a-Zoo", the book that first introduced some of the beloved Little Monster characters, so that new generations of children can enjoy Little Monster.


About the book
Professor Wormbog has collected a Kerploppus, an Ickky, a Murgatroy, and a Useless. He has every beastie from A to Y, but he doesn't have a Zipperump-a-Zoo. He looks underground, in the sea, and in the air, and discovers how hard it is to find one--unless the Zipperump-a-Zoo wants to find you!

Mercer Mayer creates a world of silly creatures filled with humor for adults and children alike.
Mercer's known for his "Little Monster" and "Little Critters" series -- the books with the cute characters who go through situations that every child experiences. "Professor Wormbog," which is the book that led to Mercer's success with his "Little Monster" series, tells the tale of how hard it is to find a Zipperump-a-Zoo. This re-released collectible version of the book, which is available through Fastpencil at http://bit.ly/nyGbjF, is the first of many books to come from Mercer and FastPencil PREMIERE, who will be publishing this line of "Classic Collectibles."

This is a beautifully illustrated book, full of Mayer's whimsical monsters from A thru Z. Actually, A thru Y would be more accurate, because the book is all about Professor Wormbog's search for that last, elusive Zipperump-a-Zoo to complete his collection. The words are short and simple, but you can spend ages on each page, looking through all the monsters and admiring all the details. My kids and I had a great time reading this book during one of our bedtime story sessions and examining the illustrations closely afterwards. It really brings a smile on their faces. This is a must-read for any child!


Win a copy of Professor Wormbog in Search for the Zipperump-a-Zoo
To celebrate the re-release of Mercer Meyer's classic, one lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will win a copy of Professor Wormbog in Search for the Zipperump-a-Zoo!



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This giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on September 6, 2011; I will draw a winner at random on September 7 and post his/her name after she/he confirms acceptance. Continental US residents only. For additional giveaway rules, click here. Good luck!

Disclosure: I received a review copy of the book to facilitate my review, but have not been paid to review the product or give my opinions. Book information is provided by Fast Pencil and is indicated in italics. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

69 Comments, Leave yours here:

Raven In A Blue Room on August 17, 2011 at 9:45 PM said...

a nightlight helped mine

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Lori Thomas said...

Checking closets & under beds, using a nightlight

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Kimberly on August 19, 2011 at 8:01 PM said...

We had a homemade bottle of Monster Spray
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lewalk on August 19, 2011 at 8:04 PM said...

Nightlights are probably the best thing. The Scare Me Not dolls are super cute too.

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Angela on August 20, 2011 at 4:37 AM said...

My son just needed the light on while I picked up his toys and closed his closet door. He needed to see what I did and then when the lights are out there were less shadows to scare him
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Nightlight or even a flashlight would help get over fears of monsters. worked with mine!!

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karenmed409 on August 21, 2011 at 8:02 PM said...

they each have a favorite stuffed animal to help them with night time.. and I keep a night light on in the bathroom for a little light
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debijackson on August 22, 2011 at 6:30 AM said...

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Linda on August 22, 2011 at 11:19 AM said...

Use "Monster Spray" to spray down the whole room-including the closet! lol (put a little "special" water in a small spray bottle-add a little food coloring & you have "Monster Spray")

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Patricia on August 28, 2011 at 8:19 PM said...

Taking their concerns seriously. Going into their room, checking --- with them --- all the places where a monster would hide and showing them that nothing is there.

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Bonggamom on September 16, 2011 at 11:55 AM said...

Congratulations to the winner: #49, Linda!

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