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Wag!

By Patrick McDonnell (Hardcover Book, 2009)
It seems that everything gets Earl's tail wagging--a bowl of food, a field of flowers, long walks, and belly rubs. But Mooch, Earl's best friend, knows what all of these things have in common: love is what makes Earl's tail wag. Patrick McDonnell, creator of the nationally syndicated comic strip, Mutts, pays an incredibly sweet tribute to his dog in a tale of wiggling and waggling, fwipping and fwapping...and every dog's secret to the joy of life.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $15.99 US/$19.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316045483

    • On Sale Date: 10/01/2009

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book

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It seems that everything gets Earl's tail wagging--a bowl of food, a field of flowers, long walks, and belly rubs. But Mooch, Earl's best friend, knows what all of these things have in common: love is what makes Earl's tail wag. Patrick McDonnell, creator of the nationally syndicated comic strip, Mutts, pays an incredibly sweet tribute to his dog in a tale of wiggling and waggling, fwipping and fwapping...and every dog's secret to the joy of life.

Patrick McDonnell is the creator of the Mutts comic strip, which is about to celebrate its fifteenth 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 Hits classical music series, and created a license plate for his home state of New Jersey. Hailed as "the next Charles Schulz," 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 is the author of The Gift of Nothing, Art, Just Like Heaven, Hug Time, and South, and the co-author of Krazy Kat: The Comic Art of George Herriman.
  • Praise for Wag!:

    A 2009 National Parenting Publications Award Winner

  • "Sweet, gentle, delightful--all illustrated in line drawings and washes that show exactly what's needed and no more... Many woofs and FWIPs for this charming book." (Kirkus).

  • Praise for MUTTS:

    *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 
     

  • Praise for The Gift of Nothing:

    A New York Times Bestseller

    * "Pure delight." (Publishers Weekly (starred review)).

  • "A perfect meditation on gift giving and friendship." (Kirkus).

  • Praise for Just Like Heaven:

    * "McDonnell delivers his message with maximum effectiveness." (Publishers Weekly (starred review)).

  • "Just the right touch. Perfect for storytime." (Kirkus ).

  • Praise for Hug Time:

    A New York Times bestseller

  • "You can't fail to be charmed by the drawings...Like Schulz at the height of his powers, McDonnell is an expressionist in minimalist's clothing when it comes to character: both can evoke volleys of emotion with only a scant graphic arsenal of well-placed dots and short, perfectly etched lines." (NYT Book Review).

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Product Details

Wag!
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $15.99 US/$19.99 CAN
  • Pages: 40
  • Physical Dimensions: 9" x 9"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316045483
  • On Sale Date: 10/01/2009
Wag!