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The Little Gift of Nothing

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The Little Gift of Nothing

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$7.99 US | $10.49 CAN
Available Oct. 4, 2016

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  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Age Range: 0-3
  • Grade Level: P-P
  • Pages: 30
  • Dimensions: 7" x 7"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316394734

  About The Book

From a New York Times bestselling author and Caldecott Honor artist comes the beloved story about nothing--and everything!--adapted to a board book format.

Mooch the cat desperately wants to get his friend Earl the dog a gift for the holidays, but Earl already has everything he needs. "What do you give a guy who has everything?" Mooch wonders. Then it dawns on him: nothing! But it turns out nothing is harder to find than you'd think...

This perennial favorite has sold hundreds of thousands of copies, and in this shortened form, brings to the youngest readers its heartfelt, timeless message about the priceless value of friendship.


Praise for The Gift of Nothing
*"Pure delight... Both Mutts fans and newcomers will appreciate McDonnell's clever wordplay and lovable characters." Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Sage and funny storytelling." Child Magazine


McDonnell, Patrick (1073705)

Patrick McDonnell is the creator of The Monsters' Monster, a New York Times bestseller; Me...Jane, a Caldecott Honor Book and a New York Times bestselling picture book biography of Dr. Jane Goodall; and the award-winning picture book Art. He is also the creator of the beloved, internationally syndicated comic strip Mutts, which features the characters that star in five of his previous picture books including Wag!, The Gift of Nothing, Just Like Heaven, Hug Time, and South.

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.