By Patrick McDonnell
(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780316045483, 40pp.)

Publication Date: October 2009

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Winter 2009 Kids' List
“Earl the dog's tail wags all the time, when he's catching snowflakes, even when he is sitting still. Patrick McDonnell's classic characters from Mutts are back in a delightful story about the simple joys of life. McDonnell's trademark simplicity lends itself beautifully to a straightforward tale that will enchant readers young and old alike.”
-- Megan Graves, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA


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.

About the Author

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.

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