The Monsters' Monster
By Patrick McDonnell
(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780316045476, 40pp.)
Publication Date: September 4, 2012
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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 BestsellerA National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Silver WinnerA 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