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The Gift of Nothing (Special Edition)

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The Gift of Nothing (Special Edition)

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$19.99 US | $24.99 CAN
Available Oct. 7, 2009

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  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit , Family & Relationships , Pets
  • Age Range: 4-8
  • Grade Level: P-3
  • Pages: 56
  • Dimensions: 7-3/4" x 6-3/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316054416

  About The Book

Mooch the cat desperately wants to get his friend Earl the dog a gift for the holidays, but Earl already has everything. "What do you give a guy who has everything?! What? What?" Mooch wonders. Then it dawns on him--nothing!

Since its publication in 2005, this heartwarming story has become an instant classic, with adults buying multiple copies for "the person who has everything." Now, for under $20, they can purchase Patrick McDonnell's timeless, all-ages tale in a cloth-covered edition with a wrapping paper-inspired slipcase...Perfect for last-minute holiday purchases!


*Elegant paper slipcase designed to look like a high-end gift wrapped item with embossed "bow." Blue and white packaging works for Hanukkah, too!

*Unjacketed cloth case with debossing, tipped-on art and foil stamping


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

"Sage and funny storytelling." —Child Magazine


McDonnell, Patrick (1073705)

Patrick McDonnell is the creator of The Monsters' Monster, a New York Times bestseller; Me...Jane, a Caldecott Honor Book and a New York Times bestselling picture book biography of Dr. Jane Goodall; and the award-winning picture book Art. He is also the creator of the beloved, internationally syndicated comic strip Mutts, which features the characters that star in five of his previous picture books including Wag!, The Gift of Nothing, Just Like Heaven, Hug Time, and South.

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 lives in New Jersey with his wife, Karen; their formerly feral cat, Not Ootie; and their adopted terrier, Amelie.

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