By Patrick McDonnell
Little, Brown 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 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.
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