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The Gift of Nothing Hardcover – 2005
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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. Patrick has been hailed as "the next Charles Schulz," 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 co-author of Krazy Kat: The Comic Art of George Herriman and also contributed a story to Little Lit: It Was a Dark and Silly Night, edited by Art Spiegelman and Francine Mouly (HarperCollins, 2003). This is his first children's book.
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From School Library Journal
Grade 1-4–This story features characters from McDonnell's comic strip Mutts. Mooch (a cat) wants to give Earl (a dog) a gift, but he already has a bowl, a bed, and even a chewy toy. In fact, he [has] it ALL. In a flash of inspiration, Mooch decides to give him nothing, and sets out to find it. Though the kids say there is nothing to do, they always seem to be doing something. And even though Millie says there [is] nothing to buy, Mooch finds plenty in the stores. In the end, he wraps a big box with nothing in it and presents it to his friend. There's nothing here, says Earl. Nothing…but me and you, Mooch replies. And that's the point. The text is minimal and the small cartoon drawings are executed in black and white with touches of red and surrounded by plenty of white space. As Mooch ponders over his dilemma, he is engulfed by question marks. The picture of the two friends sitting wrapped paw-in-paw as they enjoy nothing and everything is charming. A fine vehicle for a one-on-one discussion of the meaning of friendship and gift-giving.–Marianne Saccardi, Norwalk Community College, CT
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On occasion a perfect gift idea does pop up. There is a gentleman, that I will refer to as Mr. Bob, who worked at the garden center here in town. For the 17 years I had known him since first going to the garden center when we moved here, he has been a rich resource for information, always greeted you with a warm smile,and remembered your name. He consoled me when my beloved step-father passed. Both Mr. Bob and my step-dad were avid birders and belonged to the Audubon Society for many years. He helped me choose the perfect tree to plant in memory of my step-dad. Last year I discovered that Mr. Bob was retiring. I called the Audubon Society to donate $50.00 in Mr. Bob's name as a retirement gift. The person at the society had a better idea of what to do with that money. Retirement usually means a drop in salary. This person put the $50.00 toward extending Mr. Bob's Audubon membership for another three years. What a wonderful idea!The Gift of Nothing (Special Edition) The Birds of America Vol.I James John Audubon: The Making of An American
A sweetly-delivered message for anyone who can think beyond themselves.