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A Perfectly Messed-Up Story
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* "Brilliant.... A playful, funny, and friendly treatment of anxiety and life's unpredictable messes."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Louie's exaggerated reactions...will trigger laughs with every page turn....McDonnell... excels at reminding his characters--and readers--that it's possible to keep it together even when life has jelly all over it."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

"The pleasures of watching a book depart from its conventions and address its sticky-fingered reader will tickle even the littlest postmodernist."—New York Times Book Review

"Classic McDonnell pen, ink, and watercolour pastels blend with mixed-media and crayon messes to make this untidy tale a victory for unkempt books everywhere. Keep calm, and read on!"—School Library Journal

"This [one] is a fun one-Kiddos who get messy with their books will likely giggle."—Booklist

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From a New York Times bestselling author comes a perfect story about embracing life's messes!

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From a New York Times bestselling author comes a perfect story about embracing life's messes!

About the Author

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.

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.

Reviews

Praise for "The Monsters' Monster" * "A special tale that seamlessly blends an engaging text, gentle humor and skillful illustrations that readers of all ages can appreciate.... Make time to share with young monsters everywhere."-- "Kirkus Reviews", starred review * "McDonnell's greatest strength is to explore with tenderness the finest instincts humans show.... Another winner."-- "Publishers Weekly", starred review * "This delightful title will provide a new option for 'not so scary' monster storytimes."-- "School Library Journal", starred review "McDonnell arranges the tale so that it blooms like a dawning day.... Relax, little monsters, and enjoy."-- "Booklist" "Simple yet inspired."-- "The New York Times Book Review" "This [one] is a fun one-Kiddos who get messy with their books will likely giggle."--Booklist "Classic McDonnell pen, ink, and watercolor pastels blend with mixed-media and crayon messes to make this untidy tale a victory for unkempt books everywhere. Keep calm, and read on!"--School Library Journal "The pleasures of watching a book depart from its conventions and address its sticky-fingered reader will tickle even the littlest postmodernist."--New York Times Book Review * "Louie's exaggerated reactions...will trigger laughs with every page turn....McDonnell... excels at reminding his characters--and readers--that it's possible to keep it together even when life has jelly all over it."--Publishers Weekly, starred review * "Brilliant.... A playful, funny, and friendly treatment of anxiety and life's unpredictable messes."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"This [one] is a fun one-Kiddos who get messy with their books will likely giggle." Booklist"

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