The Gift of Nothing (Hardcover)
What can Mooch the cat give Earl the dog when Earl has everything? The answer, of course, is nothing. This simple picture book story features characters from McDonnell's popular comic strip, "Mutts." Illustrations.
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 lives in New Jersey with his wife, Karen; their formerly feral cat, Not Ootie; and their adopted terrier, Amelie.
|Genre||JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Friendship|
|Publisher Date||2005-10-05 00:00:00.0|
|Publisher||Little Brown & Co|
|Unit weight||0.55 lb|
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This book is one of my favorites! I am a college counselor at a high school, and I give the book to select students for high school graduation. Traditionally, I read the book aloud to my graduating senior class. We always shed tears of joy as we discuss the meaning of the story. I highly recommend this book to anyone with an appreciation of friendship.Read More
This publication is very sweet. It is a great gift. It is well illustrated and written.Read More
This is an awesome book. I bought this as a Christmas gift for both my daughter and my neice. It portrayed a great message. I enjoyed reading this to her at Christmas time when we sometimes get so caught up in things that we forget what is truely important. This book shows that what is really important is the love and friendship between two people. After reading this I have to say in the future when i'm in need of a children's gift I will be buying another copy of this. I will also be watching for new books written by this author.Read More
Love this book and the illustrations. Teaches kids an amazing lesson.Read More
This book is awesome & has a great message. It's also a great gift idea for people of all ages. I'd recommend it to anyone!Read More
"The Gift of Nothing" is a picture book based on daily strips of the "Mutts" comic series (the volume that contains these strips is "More Shtuff", the third black-and-white collection of "Mutts"). As Christmas draws near, Mooch the cat wonders what gift to give his friend, Earl the dog. The first difficulty is that Earl seems to have everything he needs. The second difficulty is that, when Mooch decides to give a "gift of nothing", he cannot find "nothing" anywhere. How will Mooch show his friendship through giving nothing? Besides exploring the concepts of friendship and giving, the story also gently satirizes the commercialization of the holidays.Read More
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