Once upon a time, there were three little rascals who thought they were the BIGGEST, BADDEST monsters around. But when they decide to build a huge monster of their own, he isn't exactly what the creatures were expecting. He's happy. He giggles.He's just grateful to be alive. And he has a lesson for his grouchy creators that only takes 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.
Praise for The Monster's Monster:
A New York Times 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 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.