The Gift of Nothing
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The Gift of Nothing

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Mooch the cat desperately wants to find a gift for his friend - Earl the Dog. 'But what do you give the guy who has everything?' Mooch wonders. The answer, of course, is nothing! This simple story features characters from one of the world's most successful comic strips - Patrick McDonnell's Mutts. With the same warmth and charm that he brings to the daily cartoon McDonnell's delightfully spare illustrations and simple text have created a book with the makings of a classic - perfect for gift-giving all year round.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 175.26 x 193.04 x 12.7mm | 113.4g
  • Little, Brown & Company
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Section: 48, cartoons
  • 031611488X
  • 9780316114882
  • 30,050

About Patrick McDonnell

Patrick McDonnell is the creator of the MUTTS comic strip but he also sits on the board of the Humane Society of the United States and has won numerous awards for both Mutts and his animal welfare work. This his first book for children.show more

Review quote

'Mutts is one of the best comic strips of all time' - Charles Schulz (Peanuts) 'Smart, funny, brilliantly drawn and full of heart' - Matt Groening (The Simpsons)show more

Review Text

Fresh from the comic-strip panels of Mutts, Mooch the cat doesn't know what to get his best friend Earl the dog on a certain "special day." Earl has everything: dish, chewy toy and a bed. Then inspiration strikes. "Nothing" is the perfect gift for someone with everything . . . but where to find it? Mooch has heard his people say there's "nothing" on TV-but something's always on. He hears there's "nothing" at the stores-but there's plenty of everything. After a moment of Kitty Zen, Mooch wraps up a big empty box and presents it to Earl. " 'There's nothing here,' said Earl. / 'Yesh!' said Mooch. 'Nothing . . . / but me and you.' " And the two of them enjoy nothing-and everything-together. A perfect meditation on gift giving and friendship, this is a great present for the Type-A hoarder in your life. It will do double duty as a conversation starter for older kids at storytime. (Picture book. 5+) (Kirkus Reviews)show more

Rating details

1,213 ratings
4.5 out of 5 stars
5 62% (756)
4 28% (335)
3 8% (102)
2 1% (18)
1 0% (2)
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