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The Monsters' Monster

By Patrick McDonnell (Hardcover Book, 2012)
Once upon a time, there were three little rascals who thought they were the BIGGEST, BADDEST monsters around. Then along came an even BIGGER monster who changed their minds. And all it took was two little words.

In this playful tale from bestselling picture book author Patrick McDonnell, a very BIG monster shows three very BAD little monsters the power of boundless gratitude.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $16.99 US/$18.50 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316045476

    • On Sale Date: 09/04/2012

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Electronic Book

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Once upon a time, there were three little rascals who thought they were the BIGGEST, BADDEST monsters around. Then along came an even BIGGER monster who changed their minds. And all it took was two little words.

In this playful tale from bestselling picture book author Patrick McDonnell, a very BIG monster shows three very BAD little monsters the power of boundless gratitude.

Patrick McDonnell is the creator of the beloved internationally syndicated comic strip MUTTS, which features the characters that star in five of his children's picture books: Wag!, The Gift of Nothing, Just Like Heaven, South, and Hug Time. He is also the creator ofMe . . . Jane, a Caldecott Honor Book and New York Times bestselling picture book biography of Dr. Jane Goodall, and has written and illustrated the award-winning picture book Art.

Patrick sits on the board of directors of the Humane Society of the United States. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Karen; their two formerly feral cats, MeeMow and Not Ootie; and their adopted terrier, Amelie. Patrick's website is www.muttscomics.com.
  • A New York Times Bestseller

    An Indiebound Bestseller
    A National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Silver Winner
    A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2012

  • * "The story charms, but it is the overall thoughtful design that makes this a frightfully amazing book to read. Make time to share with young monsters everywhere." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

  • * "McDonnell's greatest strength is to explore with tenderness the finest instincts humans show.... Another winner." (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

  • * "This delightful title will provide a new option for 'not so scary' monster storytimes." (School Library Journal, starred review).

  • "McDonnell arranges the tale so that it blooms like a dawning day.... Relax, little monsters, and enjoy the day." (Booklist).

  • "Simple yet inspired." (New York Times Book Review).

  • "Succinct and snappy." (The Bulletin).

  • Praise for Me . . . Jane:
    * "This remarkable picture book is one of the few that speaks, in a meaningful way, to all ages."
    (Booklist, starred review).

  • * "Inspirational." (The Horn Book, starred review).

  • * "Children will appreciate McDonnell's original format and take heart that interests logged in their own diaries might turn into lifelong passions." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review  ).

  • "[A] tender homage... engaging... an appealing and satisfying introduction to a well-known scientist and activist." (School Library Journal ).

  • "McDonnell's concentration on [Goodall's] childhood fantasies carries a strong message to readers that their own dreams--even the wildly improbable ones--may be realizable, too." (Publishers Weekly ).

  • 2012 Caldecott Honor Book
    2012 Charlotte Zolotow Award Winner for Picture Book Text
    2012 ALA Notable Books for Children List
    A Horn Book Fanfare Book
    A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book
    A New York Times Notable Children's Book
    A Booklist Editor's Choice
    Kirkus Reviews Best Book
    A Kids' Indie Next List Book
    A University of Wisconsin-Madison CCBC 2012 Children's Choices Book
    A 2012 NCTE Orbis Pictus Recommended Book for Non-Fiction
    A 2012 Bank Street College Children's Book Committee Outstanding Book
    2012 CBC-NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book List
    2012 Amelia Bloomer Project List for feminist books
    A Parents' Choice Silver Honor Book
    A National Parenting Publications Awards Gold Winner
    A Booklinks Lasting Connections Book

  • 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 Reviews).

  • Praise for Just Like Heaven
    * "McDonnell delivers his message with maximum effectiveness." (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

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The Monsters' Monster
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $16.99 US/$18.50 CAN
  • Pages: 40
  • Physical Dimensions: 8-1/2" x 11"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316045476
  • On Sale Date: 09/04/2012
The Monsters' Monster