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Hug Time

By Patrick McDonnell (Hardcover Book, 2007)
There was once a kitten so filled with love he wanted to give the whole world a hug!

And so Jules the kitten (also known in the Mutts cartoons as "Shtinky Puddin'") goes down the stairs to hug his friends, then all the birds in the park--and then he travels the world, hugging all those he meets! As Jules learns, a hug is the simplest--but kindest--gift we can give. And you can start giving right here, right now with the one who's closest to you. A joyous story about sharing love with a gently environmental theme.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $14.99 US/$17.25 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316114943

    • On Sale Date: 11/01/2007

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Board Book, Electronic Book, Audiobook

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There was once a kitten so filled with love he wanted to give the whole world a hug!

And so Jules the kitten (also known in the Mutts cartoons as "Shtinky Puddin'") goes down the stairs to hug his friends, then all the birds in the park--and then he travels the world, hugging all those he meets! As Jules learns, a hug is the simplest--but kindest--gift we can give. And you can start giving right here, right now with the one who's closest to you. A joyous story about sharing love with a gently environmental theme.

Patrick McDonnell is the creator of the MUTTS comic strip, which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary. He has illustrated for the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Reader's Digest, Time, Parents, and other journals, done CD covers for the Greatest Hits classical music series, and created a license plate for his home state of New Jersey. Hailed as "the next Charles Schulz," Patrick sits on the board of directors of the Humane Society of the United States, and has won numerous awards for both MUTTS and his animal welfare work. He is the author of THE GIFT OF NOTHING, ART, and JUST LIKE HEAVEN, and the co-author of KRAZY KAT: THE COMIC ART OF GEORGE HERRIMAN.
  • Praise for THE GIFT OF NOTHING:

    "Both Mutts fans and newcomers will appreciate McDonnell's clever wordplay and lovable characters." (Publishers Weekly (starred review)).

  • "A perfect meditation on gift giving and friendship." (Kirkus).

  • Praise for MUTTS:

    *National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year 1999

    *National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award for Comic Strip of the Year 1997

    *Harvey Award for Best Comic Strip 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003

    *PETA Humanitarian Award 2001

  • Praise for JUST LIKE HEAVEN:

    "McDonnell delivers his message with maximum effectiveness." (Publishers Weekly (starred review)).

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Hug Time
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $14.99 US/$17.25 CAN
  • Pages: 48
  • Physical Dimensions: 7-3/4" x 6-3/4"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316114943
  • On Sale Date: 11/01/2007
Hug Time