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The Gift of Nothing

By Patrick McDonnell (Hardcover Book, 2005)
What can Mooch the cat give Earl the dog when Earl has everything? The answer, of course, is nothing. This simple picture book story features characters from McDonnell's popular comic strip, "Mutts." Illustrations.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $15.00 US/$17.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316114882

    • On Sale Date: 10/05/2005

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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What can Mooch the cat give Earl the dog when Earl has everything? The answer, of course, is nothing. This simple picture book story features characters from McDonnell's popular comic strip, "Mutts." Illustrations.

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 Hit classical music series, and created a license plate for his home state of New Jersey. Patrick has been hailed as "the next Charles Schulz," 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 co-author of Krazy Kat: The Comic Art of George Herriman and also contributed a story to Little Lit: It Was a Dark and Silly Night, edited by Art Spiegelman and Francine Mouly (HarperCollins, 2003). This is his first children's book.

  • "Patrick McDonnell's Mutts is up there with Peanuts, Pogo, Krazy Kat, and Calvin and Hobbes - cartoons that are smart and funny, brilliantly drawn, and full of heart."
    -Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons

    "To me, Mutts is exactly what a comic strip should be. It is one of the best comic strips of all time."
    -Charles Schulz, creator of Peanuts

    "Patrick McDonnell possesses an elegance of line and narrative that both transcends and defines his medium. His artistry is in his Zen-like clarity, his simple direct address, and his unique understanding of the essential animal/human continuum. When one experiences Mutts, one experiences genius."
    -Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones

    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

  • (Publishers Weekly).

Product Details

The Gift of Nothing
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $15.00 US/$17.00 CAN
  • Pages: 56
  • Physical Dimensions: 7-3/4" x 6-3/4"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316114882
  • On Sale Date: 10/05/2005
The Gift of Nothing