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Patrick McDonnell's hypnotic picture book featuring the stars of his Mutts comic strip is a captivating ode to everyday beauty and wonder.When Mooch the cat awakes to find himself lost in a deep fog, he concludes he's in heaven. 'Wow,' he remarks as he explores. 'What a great place.' But when Mooch comes face-to-face in heaven with a big and scary dog, what, he wonders, is he supposed to do? Mooch's reassuring answer reveals that the joys of nature, home and friends are blessings to appreciate here and now. Heaven really is a place on earth!

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"In a follow-up to The Gift of Nothing, McDonnell brings back the stars of his Mutts comic strip for a meditation on the true nature of miracles. Mooch wakes from a nap and mistakes a thick fog for Paradise: 'I must be in heaven!' he decides. 'Wow.... What a great place.' He walks about, admiring all of its wonders. Then he meets a growling bulldog at the end of a short chain. 'In the past, Mooch would have gone all fuzzy with fear and run away.' But, the feline wonders, 'What would you do in heaven?... Hug Time!' The bulldog's angry expression softens as he hugs Mooch back, and they wave animatedly to one another as Mooch departs. Eventually, falling asleep again, Mooch wakes up in the real world (the fog has lifted), which turns out to be 'Just like heaven.' The palette, composed only of a fine black line and some bursts of blue-gray and touches of red (for Mooch's nose, the bulldog's collar) bursts into glorious full-color on the final spread. If one could cast the scales from one's eyes, Mooch demonstrates, the world really is heaven on earth. By limiting his palette, sticking to a clean layout (a line of text on top of each page, a picture beneath) and one story line with no digression, McDonnell delivers his message with maximum effectiveness. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Patrick McDonnell's hypnotic picture book featuring the stars of his Mutts comic strip is a captivating ode to everyday beauty and wonder.When Mooch the cat awakes to find himself lost in a deep fog, he concludes he's in heaven. 'Wow,' he remarks as he explores. 'What a great place.' But when Mooch comes face-to-face in heaven with a big and scary dog, what, he wonders, is he supposed to do? Mooch's reassuring answer reveals that the joys of nature, home and friends are blessings to appreciate here and now. Heaven really is a place on earth

About the Author

Patrick McDonnell is the creator of the Mutts comic strip, which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary. He has illustrated for the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Reader's Digest, Time, Parents, and other journals, done CD covers for the Greatest Hit classical music series, and created a license plate for his home state of New Jersey. Hailed as "the next Charles Schulz," 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 is the author of The Gift of Nothing and Art (LBYR), his first children's books, and the co-author of Krazy Kat: The Comic Art of George Herriman. He also contributed a story to Little Lit: It Was a Dark and Silly Night, edited by Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly (HarperCollins, 2003).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316114936
Author:
Mcdonnell, Patrick
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
McDonnell, Patrick
Author:
McDonnell, Patrick
Subject:
Cats
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Friendship; Animals; Dogs; Cats; Sleeping; Dreaming; Heaven
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Friendship; A
Subject:
nimals; Dogs; Cats; Sleeping; Dreaming; Heaven
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
44
Dimensions:
7 x 8 x 0.5 in 0.51 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 44 pages Little, Brown Young Readers - English 9780316114936 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In a follow-up to The Gift of Nothing, McDonnell brings back the stars of his Mutts comic strip for a meditation on the true nature of miracles. Mooch wakes from a nap and mistakes a thick fog for Paradise: 'I must be in heaven!' he decides. 'Wow.... What a great place.' He walks about, admiring all of its wonders. Then he meets a growling bulldog at the end of a short chain. 'In the past, Mooch would have gone all fuzzy with fear and run away.' But, the feline wonders, 'What would you do in heaven?... Hug Time!' The bulldog's angry expression softens as he hugs Mooch back, and they wave animatedly to one another as Mooch departs. Eventually, falling asleep again, Mooch wakes up in the real world (the fog has lifted), which turns out to be 'Just like heaven.' The palette, composed only of a fine black line and some bursts of blue-gray and touches of red (for Mooch's nose, the bulldog's collar) bursts into glorious full-color on the final spread. If one could cast the scales from one's eyes, Mooch demonstrates, the world really is heaven on earth. By limiting his palette, sticking to a clean layout (a line of text on top of each page, a picture beneath) and one story line with no digression, McDonnell delivers his message with maximum effectiveness. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Patrick McDonnell's hypnotic picture book featuring the stars of his Mutts comic strip is a captivating ode to everyday beauty and wonder.When Mooch the cat awakes to find himself lost in a deep fog, he concludes he's in heaven. 'Wow,' he remarks as he explores. 'What a great place.' But when Mooch comes face-to-face in heaven with a big and scary dog, what, he wonders, is he supposed to do? Mooch's reassuring answer reveals that the joys of nature, home and friends are blessings to appreciate here and now. Heaven really is a place on earth
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