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Patrick McDonnell

Biography

Patrick McDonnell

Patrick is best known as the creator of the "Mutts" cartoons, which appear daily in more than 700 newspapers worldwide. He was also awarded a 2012 Caldecott Honor for ME...JANE, a heartwarming tale of the young Jane Goodall and her dreams of working with animals. Many of Patrick’s books for children feature his popular "Mutts" characters, including the New York Times bestselling THE GIFT OF NOTHING and HUG TIME, and the critically acclaimed JUST LIKE HEAVEN and SOUTH. In addition to his MUTTS tales, Patrick also wrote and illustrated ART, a story about a boy named Art who loves… art!

Patrick McDonnell

Books by Patrick McDonnell

by Patrick McDonnell - Children's 4-8, Picture

Tek is a cave boy in love with tech: his tablet, videogames, phone, and TV keep him deep in his cave, glued to his devices, day in and day out. He never sees his friends or family anymore --- and his ability to communicate has devolved to just one word: "UGH"! Can anyone in the village convince Tek to unplug and come outside into the big, beautiful world?

by Patrick McDonnell - Children's 3-6, Friendship, Picture

Patrick McDonnell's first bedtime book captures the magic of a sleepover with friends, and reminds us to cherish life's simplest pleasures. During a fun pajama party, three animal friends dance and play, but at last everyone is getting sleepy. Is it time for bed yet? Not before taking the time to say thank you for the day, the night and good friends.

Written by Mac Barnett with illustrations by Patrick McDonnell - Adventure, Fiction

When a skunk first appears in the tuxedoed man's doorway, it's a strange but possibly harmless occurrence. But then the man finds the skunk following him, and the unlikely pair embark on an increasingly frantic chase through the city, from the streets to the opera house to the fairground. What does the skunk want? It's not clear--but soon the man has bought a new house in a new neighborhood to escape the little creature's attention, only to find himself missing something...

by Patrick McDonnell - Picture

Little Louie's story keeps getting messed up, and he's not happy about it! What's the point of telling his tale if he can't tell it perfectly? But when he stops and takes a deep breath, he realizes that everything is actually just fine, and his story is a good one--imperfections and all.

by Patrick McDonnell - Children's, Fiction

Three little monsters who think they are the baddest around meet another monster who is able to change their minds with just two words.