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The Gift of Nothing

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The Gift of Nothing

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$15.00 US | $17.00 CAN
Available Oct. 5, 2005

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  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Age Range: 4-8
  • Grade Level: P-3
  • Pages: 56
  • Dimensions: 7-3/4" x 6-3/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316114882

  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 he needs. "What do you give a guy who has everything?! What? What? Mooch wonders. Then it dawns on him: nothing!


Praise for A Perfectly Messed-Up Story:
* "Brilliant.... A playful, funny, and friendly treatment of anxiety and life's unpredictable messes." Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Praise for The Monsters' Monster:

* "A special tale that seamlessly blends an engaging text, gentle humor and skillful illustrations that readers of all ages can appreciate.... Make time to share with young monsters everywhere."
Kirkus Reviews, starred review


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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