New Release Books by Patrick McDonnell

Patrick McDonnell is the author of Mutts Moments (2021), Mutts Go Green (2021), Hot Dogs, Hot Cats (2020), Mutts Go Green: Earth-Friendly Tips and Comic Strips (2021) and other 100 books.

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Mutts Moments

release date: Nov 02, 2021
Mutts Moments
This beautifully illustrated and packaged collection of Mutts comic strips by Patrick McDonnell captures a year''s worth of heartwarming moments with Earl, Mooch, and the rest of their four-legged friends. This treasury features an entire year''s worth of Mutts comics, including sketch art and illustrations by author Patrick McDonnell. Printed on recycled paper.

Mutts Go Green

release date: Mar 30, 2021
Mutts Go Green
Mutts Go Green is a special kids'' collection of the popular comic strip MUTTS, featuring themes of ecology, environmental friendliness, and animal education. This special collection of MUTTS comics for kids includes eco-friendly lessons on how to keep the environment clean and ways to help create a greener future for our furry friends and future generations. Mutts Go Green draws on Patrick McDonnell''s 25-year career of writing and illustrating heartwarming comics starring Earl the dog, Mooch the cat, and a host of other adorable animal friends.

Hot Dogs, Hot Cats

release date: Mar 03, 2020
Hot Dogs, Hot Cats
A year''s worth of delightful Mutts comics featuring Earl the dog, Mooch the cat, and a charming assembly of feathered, furry, and four-legged friends. Patrick McDonnell is a master of the comics art form, and his love for dogs, cats, and animals of all kinds come through in his sweetly humorous and super relatable daily comic strips. The latest Mutts treasury contains a year of original cartoons, with special artwork and author sketches—all printed on recycled paper.

Mutts Go Green: Earth-Friendly Tips and Comic Strips

release date: Apr 06, 2021
Mutts Go Green: Earth-Friendly Tips and Comic Strips
Mutts Go Green is a special kids'' collection of the popular comic strip MUTTS, featuring themes of ecology, environmental friendliness, and animal education. This special collection of MUTTS comics for kids includes eco-friendly lessons on how to keep the environment clean and ways to help create a greener future for our furry friends and future generations. Mutts Go Green draws on Patrick McDonnell''s 25-year career of writing and illustrating heartwarming comics starring Earl the dog, Mooch the cat, and a host of other adorable animal friends.

The Art of Nothing

release date: Oct 15, 2019
The Art of Nothing
Timed for the 25th anniversary of the comic strip Mutts, The Art of Nothing celebrates the work of author and illustrator Patrick McDonnell Mooch, the curious cat, and Earl, the ever-trusting dog, are just two of the characters who inhabit the world of Mutts. In The Art of Nothing: 25 Years of Mutts and the Art of Patrick McDonnell, the award-winning author and illustrator’s beloved comic strip is celebrated as well as his bestselling children’s classics, including Me . . . Jane, The Gift of Nothing, South, Just Like Heaven, Hug Time, and Wag!, all shot from the original art. Also included are rare and never-before-seen artwork, proposals, outtakes, and developmental work, along with autobiographical commentary, a brand-new, career-spanning interview conducted by artist Lynda Barry, and an introduction by Eckhart Tolle (The Power of Now and A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose).

The Mutts Summer Diaries

release date: Apr 09, 2019
The Mutts Summer Diaries
It’s summertime, and the living is easy, the ice cream is cold, and the temperature is so hot your brains will melt right out of your head. Mooch and Earl are eager to make the most of it, lounging in the backyard pool, building sandcastles on the beach, and exchanging knock-knock jokes with a dolphin. From whales and tsunamis to lemonade and Bermuda shorts, this Mutts collection is packed full of summer fun!

You Have Those Wild Eyes Again, Mooch

release date: Oct 16, 2018
You Have Those Wild Eyes Again, Mooch
It’s that time of year again, when Mooch gets those wild eyes and anything can happen. In this newest collection of Mutts comics, Earl and Mooch go to the beach for summer vacation, welcome back new and old friends, and show us the rewards of loving an animal. Both humorous and heartfelt, this collection also touches on spaying, adoption, and endangered species.

The Mutts Spring Diaries

release date: Jan 16, 2018
The Mutts Spring Diaries
It''s been a long, cold winter—Earl and Mooch are looking forward to shmelling the flowers! Spring is the season of new beginnings. The birds are singing fresh concertos they’ve been working on all winter long. The caterpillars are dreaming of butterfly flight. And the bears could use that first cup of coffee after their three-month hibernation. Celebrate spring with the Mutts gang as they go on egg-decorating sprees, dodge playful rain showers, and welcome home the birds from their winter vacation. Check out the “More to Explore” section to learn about the mysteries and wonders of the birds, who are all too happy to let you know that spring is here. You’ll find that Mooch and Earl’s feathered friends have some surprising secrets, and you won’t want to miss out on the springtime fun.

#LoveMUTTS

release date: Nov 07, 2017
#LoveMUTTS
In MUTTS, Patrick McDonnell strikes a delicate balance between lighthearted fun and responsible social commentary through the exploits of Earl the dog and Mooch the cat. Earl and Mooch, along with supporting sidekicks Shtinky Puddin'', Sourpuss, Guard Dog, and Crabby, humorously approach a range of subjects--from napping and daydreaming to summer vacations and Christmas anticipations--in addition to tackling important issues like responsible pet ownership, animal shelters, and saving our endangered species.

Shine!

release date: Apr 25, 2017
Shine!
A shining new picture book about learning to appreciate the wonders in your world and within yourself, by New York Times bestselling author Patrick McDonnell and Naoko Stoop, creator of Red Knit Cap Girl, a New York Times Best Illustrated book Hoshi the sea star looks up in the sky and sees the stars shining. She wishes that she too could be in the sky amongst the brilliant stars--and as she imagines how much better it would be up in the air, she fails to appreciate the beautiful world that surrounds her underwater. It takes Hoshi''s friends, old and new, to help her realize that her shine comes from within. With gorgeous illustrations depicting colorful underwater life, Shine! teaches about the wonders that can be found inside ourselves. Naoko''s gorgeous use of plywood as the canvas for her work offers the perfect texture and pattern to evoke waves and sea currents in the underwater scenes.

MUTTS Shelter Stories

release date: Mar 07, 2017
MUTTS Shelter Stories
"This book is a credit to [Patrick McDonnell''s] life''s work and passion, and I know you will enjoy it and be moved by it." --Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO, The Humane Society of the United States "Patrick McDonnell''s MUTTS is up there with Peanuts, Pogo, Krazy Kat, and Calvin and Hobbes--cartoons that are smart and funny, brilliantly drawn, and full of heart." --Matt Groening, The Simpsons creator "To me, MUTTS is exactly what a comic strip should be" --Charles Schulz, Peanuts creator MUTTS creator Patrick McDonnell pairs his heartwarming "Shelter Stories" strips with real-life, fan-submitted testimonials and photographs to provide an emotionally gratifying look into the lives of the millions of rescue animals adopted into loving homes each year. In this emotive collection, McDonnell spotlights stories of animal rescue submitted by fans across the nation. More than 70 full-color photographs of adopted pets-including cute and cuddly dogs, cats, bunnies, guinea pigs, birds, and ferrets-are featured alongside more than 100 of McDonnell''s popular MUTTS "Shelter Stories" strips. Also included is an authoritative reference section with an Adoption Guide and resourceful links that encourage readers to, as McDonnell writes, "Adopt some love today."

Year of Yesh

release date: Nov 29, 2016
Year of Yesh
It''s the year of ''yesh we can,'' as we follow animal pals Mooch and Earl on their heartwarming adventures. In this chronological collection of Mutts strips, a year''s worth of color Sunday strips and black-and-white daily strips are included, along with pop-art splash pages that highlight McDonnell’s imaginative artwork and distinctive style.

The Mutts Autumn Diaries

release date: Oct 18, 2016
The Mutts Autumn Diaries
Grab a sweater and pick out a pumpkin—it’s finally fall! Follow along as our dynamic duo, Earl and Mooch, enjoy the changing colors, start up a (very large) leaf collection, and select the very best Trick-or-Treat costumes. When they aren’t busy filling their bellies with Halloween treats and Thanksgiving shnacks, Mooch and Earl show Bip, Bop and the rest of the gang that the best way to appreciate the season is with a friend.

Tek

release date: Oct 04, 2016
Tek
Is it a book...or an electronic tablet? From bestselling author and Caldecott honoree Patrick McDonnell comes a timely tale in a tablet-shaped package that''s perfect for today''s legions of device-obsessed, digital-savvy children. Here is a hilarious (and heartfelt) reminder of how technology can take us backward...all the way to the times of prehistoric man! Tek is a cave boy in love with tech: his tablet, videogames, phone, and TV keep him deep in his cave, glued to his devices, day in and day out. He never sees his friends or family anymore--and his ability to communicate has devolved to just one word: "UGH!" Can anyone in the village convince Tek to unplug and come outside into the big, beautiful world? A distinctive, digitally-inspired package and design cleverly evokes the experience of using an electronic device that eventually shuts down...and after a magic page turn, Tek reconnects with the real world.

Playtime

release date: Nov 03, 2015
Playtime
This Mutts collection contains a year''s worth of color Sunday strips and black-and-white daily strips that mingle with impromptu splash pages highlighting McDonnell’s imaginative artwork. Sketched in McDonnell’s distinctive style, this emotive Mutts collection follows the day-to-day exploits of the cat and dog duo, Mooch and Earl. Whether they are contemplating the cosmos or curling in for a much-needed nap, these two lighthearted pals remind us of the simple pleasures that make life so grand.

Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz

release date: Oct 14, 2015
Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz
What¡¯s to Love: No one can deny the cultural impact of Charles M. Schulz¡¯s Peanuts, and it has been a singular honor for us to be able to continue his legacy. In 2015, Peanuts celebrates its 65th anniversary, so we thought there was no better way to recognize Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the rest of the gang than to invite some of the world¡¯s best-known names in comics, children¡¯s books, comic strips, cartoons, and webcomics to come together and show their love for Schulz. What It Is: Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz is a giant love letter from creators new and old from comic strips to webcomics, children¡¯s books to comic books. Unprecedented at this scale, it is very rare for the Schulz estate to allow other cartoonists to illustrate the Peanuts gang in their own signature styles. This collection of original stories, pin-ups, and strips pay tribute to Schulz and the world of Peanuts, and includes contributions from Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Jen Wang (In Real Life), Patrick McDonnell (Mutts), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Terry Moore (Rachel Rising), Mike Allred (Silver Surfer), Paul Pope (Battling Boy), and many more. Features an introduction by Lincoln Peirce (Big Nate).

The Mutts Winter Diaries

release date: Oct 13, 2015
The Mutts Winter Diaries
It’s wintertime for our favorite furry friends, Earl and Mooch, and they have a lot to do to get ready to hibernate: Step 1: Fill their bellies with shnacky shnacks. Step 2: Cozy up on their people’s warm laps. Or maybe instead of hibernating, Mooch and Earl will help Shtinky Puddin’, Bip and Bop, and the rest of their buddies enjoy the beautiful and magical winter season. Take a peek at The Mutts Winter Diaries to find out. You can help your animal friends, too! Check out the More to Explore section in the back of TheMutts Winter Diaries to find out how you can make sure winter critters stay warm and full of shnacks through the cold, snowy months.

Thank You and Good Night

release date: Oct 06, 2015
Thank You and Good Night
An homage to classic bedtime stories and their creators, from a Caldecott Honor recipient and bestselling artist! Patrick McDonnell''s first bedtime book captures the magic of a sleepover with friends, and reminds us to cherish life''s simplest pleasures. During a fun pajama party, three animal friends dance and play, but at last everyone is getting sleepy. Is it time for bed yet? Not before taking the time to say thank you for the day, the night, and good friends.

A Perfectly Messed-Up Story

release date: Oct 07, 2014
A Perfectly Messed-Up Story
In this interactive and engaging read-aloud, bestselling author and award-winning artist Patrick McDonnell creates a funny, engaging, and almost perfect story about embracing life''s messes. Little Louie''s story keeps getting messed up, and he''s not happy about it! What''s the point of telling his tale if he can''t tell it perfectly? But when he stops and takes a deep breath, he realizes that everything is actually just fine, and his story is a good one--imperfections and all.

The Gift of Nothing a Gift of Nothing

release date: Oct 20, 2016

A Shtinky Little Christmas

release date: Oct 09, 2012
A Shtinky Little Christmas
Inside Patrick McDonnell''s comic collection, Earl the dog and Mooch the cat celebrate the season by taking in a wayside waif, who they promptly name Shtinky Puddin''. As Christmas approaches, Shtinky Puddin'' grows homesick and leaves Earl and Mooch, sending them on a Christmas adventure.

BONK!

release date: Oct 09, 2012
BONK!
A collection of previously published strips.

The Monsters' Monster

release date: Sep 04, 2012
The Monsters' Monster
Once upon a time, there were three little rascals who thought they were the BIGGEST, BADDEST monsters around. Then along came an even BIGGER monster who changed their minds. And all it took was 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.

Me . . . Jane

release date: Mar 27, 2012
Me . . . Jane
Patrick McDonnell-beloved, bestselling author-artist and creator of the Mutts syndicated comic strip--shares the inspiring story of young Jane Goodall, the legendary and inspiring conservationist featured in the hit documentary film Jane. In his characteristic heartwarming style, Patrick McDonnell tells the story of the young Jane Goodall and her special childhood toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. As the young Jane observes the natural world around her with wonder, she dreams of "a life living with and helping all animals," until one day she finds that her dream has come true. With anecdotes taken directly from Jane Goodall''s autobiography, McDonnell makes this very true story accessible for the very young--and young at heart. One of the world''s most inspiring women, Dr. Jane Goodall is a renowned humanitarian, conservationist, animal activist, environmentalist, and United Nations Messenger of Peace. In 1977 she founded the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), a global nonprofit organization that empowers people to make a difference for all living things.

Hug Time

release date: Mar 27, 2012
Hug Time
The New York Times bestselling book that celebrates love and hugs--from beloved MUTTS cartoonist and Caldecott honor-winning artist Patrick McDonnell! There was once a kitten so filled with love he wanted to give the whole world a hug! Jules the kitten (also known in the MUTTS cartoons as "Shtinky Puddin''") knows that hugs can make the world a better place. So he makes a "Hug To-Do List"--with the endangered species of the world at the top--and travels the globe to show all of the animals that someone cares. From Africa to the North Pole to his own back yard, Jules proves a hug is the simplest--but kindest--gift we can give. With its gently environmental theme, this joyous rhyming story about sharing love is an ideal gift year-round.

The Little Gift of Nothing

release date: Oct 18, 2016

The Mutts Diaries

release date: Jan 18, 2016
The Mutts Diaries
The beloved characters in Mutts have a special appeal to kids. The warm humor and friendship between unlikely characters create a special blend. Earl is a small mutt with a big heart who cheerfully tugs at the leash on the walk of life. Earl is Mooch the cat''s innocent friend, as well as a witness to Mooch''s antics, and is sometimes a reluctant participant. Mooch has a fuzzy way of thinking and exclaiming "Yesh!" when really excited. Lively, animated, confident, and silly, Mooch is a smorgasbord of emotions who dances with enthusiasm and sings a lot. Mooch is the curious instigator of action, while the ever-loyal Earl often gets pulled into the fray. Created in 1994, Mutts appears in more than 700 newspapers and in 20 countries. McDonnell has received numerous awards for this strip, including the National Cartoonists Society''s highest honor, The Reuben, for Cartoonist of the Year, six Harvey Awards for Best Comic Strip, Germany''s Max and Moritz Award for Best International Comic Strip, and the Swedish Academy of Comic Art''s Adamson Statuette. Mutts has also won awards for its environmental and animal advocacy, including two Genesis Awards from The Ark Trust, The HSUS Hollywood Genesis Award for Ongoing Commitment, the PETA Humanitarian Award, and a Sierra Club award.

Our Little Kat King

release date: Oct 04, 2011
Our Little Kat King
A collection of Mutts comics featuring a dog named Earl and a cat named Mooch and their interactions with each other, humans, and neighborhood animals.
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