The Monsters' Monster

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The Monsters' Monster

By Patrick McDonnell

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780316045476, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 4, 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.

About the Author
Patrick McDonnell is a cartoonist best known for his newspaper strip Mutts. He won a Caldecott Honor in 2012, and his illustrations have appeared in publications such as Time, Sports Illustrated, and many more.

Praise For The Monsters' Monster

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