The Monsters' Monster

The Monsters' Monster

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Once upon a time, there were three little rascals who thought they were the BIGGEST, BADDEST monsters around. But when they decide to build a huge monster of their own, he isn't exactly what the creatures were expecting. He's happy. He giggles. He's just grateful to be alive. And he has a lesson for his grouchy creators that only takes two little words.In this playful tale from bestselling picture book author Patrick McDonnell, a very BIG monster shows three very BAD little monsters the power of boundless gratitude.
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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 223.52 x 281.94 x 12.7mm | 498.95g
  • Little, Brown & Company
  • Little, Brown Young Readers
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Colour illus throughout
  • 0316045470
  • 9780316045476
  • 320,009

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"[A]tender homage... engaging... an appealing and satisfying introduction to awell-known scientist and activist."-- School Library Journal * "Inspirational."-- "The Horn Book", starred review "McDonnell'sconcentration on [Goodall's] childhood fantasies carries a strong message toreaders that their own dreams--even the wildly improbable ones--may berealizable, too."-- Publishers Weekly * "Thisremarkable picture book is one of the few that speaks, in a meaningful way, toall ages."-- "Booklist", starred review * "Childrenwill appreciate McDonnell's original format and take heart that interestslogged in their own diaries might turn into lifelong passions."-- Kirkus Reviews, starred review An Indiebound Bestseller "Simple yet inspired."-- "New York Times Book Review" "Succinct and snappy."-- "The Bulletin" * "McDonnell's greatest strength is to explore with tenderness the finest instincts humans show.... Another winner." ""Publishers Weekly, "starred review"" "McDonnell arranges the tale so that it blooms like a dawning day.... Relax, little monsters, and enjoy the day." ""Booklist""" "Simple yet inspired." ""New York Times Book Review""" "Succinct and snappy." ""The Bulletin""" * "The story charms, but it is the overall thoughtful design that makes this a frightfully amazing book to read. Make time to share with young monsters everywhere." ""Kirkus Reviews," starred review"" * "This delightful title will provide a new option for 'not so scary' monster storytimes." ""School Library Journal," starred review"" Praise for "The Monster's Monster" A "New York Times" BestsellerAn" "Indiebound" "Bestseller""A National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Silver WinnerA Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2012 A "New York Times" BestsellerAn" "Indiebound" "Bestseller""A National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Silver WinnerA Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2012 A "New York Times" BestsellerAn""Indiebound""Bestseller""A National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Silver WinnerA Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2012
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About Patrick McDonnell

Patrick McDonnell is the author and illustrator of the Caldecott Honor book Me . . . Jane, winner of the 2012 Charlotte Zolotow Award and a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book. 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, The Gift of Nothing, Hug Time, Just Like Heaven, Wag!, and South. He has also written and illustrated the award-winning picture book Art.Patrick is a member of the board of directors of the Humane Society of the United States. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Karen; their two formerly feral cats, MeeMow and Not Ootie; and their adopted terrier, Amelie.
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Review Text

Praise for The Monster's Monster : A New York Times Bestseller
An Indiebound Bestseller A National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Silver Winner A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2012
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Rating details

1,871 ratings
4.05 out of 5 stars
5 38% (704)
4 37% (700)
3 20% (365)
2 4% (78)
1 1% (24)
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