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.

The Monsters Monster Engaging, simple, classic are all words to describe Patrick’s books for young children. In his most recent book, The Monsters' Monster, Patrick tells the playful tale of one very BIG monster who shows three very BAD little monsters the power of boundless gratitude. He was also awarded a 2012 Caldecott Honor for Me...Jane, a heartwarming tale of the young Jane Goodall and her dreams of working with animals.

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!