Welcome to the Patrick McDonnell’s children’s picture books site. Patrick is best known as the creator of the MUTTS cartoons, which appear daily in more than 700 newspapers worldwide.

Engaging, simple, classic are all words to describe Patrick’s books for young children. And coming this Fall, he will present a new tale of tails, WAG! – a tribute to his beloved four-legged friend, Earl.

Many of Patrick’s books for children feature his popular MUTTS characters, including the New York Times bestselling The Gift of Nothing and Hug Time, and the critically acclaimed Just Like Heaven and South.

In addition to his MUTTS tales, Patrick also wrote and illustrated Art, a story about a boy named Art who loves… art!