From a New York Times bestselling author and Caldecott Honor artist comes the beloved story about nothing--and everything!--adapted to a board book format. Mooch the cat desperately wants to get his friend Earl the dog a gift for the holidays, but Earl already has everything he needs. "What do you give a guy who has everything?" Mooch wonders. Then it dawns on him: nothing! But it turns out nothing is harder to find than you'd think... This perennial favorite has sold hundreds of thousands of copies, and in this shortened form, brings to the youngest readers its heartfelt, timeless message about the priceless value of friendship.
About the Author
Patrick McDonnell is the author and illustrator of Tek: The Modern Cave Boy, Thank You and Good Night, A Perfectly Messed-Up Story, The Monsters' Monster, and Me...Jane, a Caldecott Honor Book. He is also the creator of the internationally syndicated comic strip Mutts, which inspired his picture books The Gift of Nothing, Hug Time, and others. He lives in New Jersey.
Praise for The Gift of Nothing: *"Pure delight... Both Mutts fans and newcomers will appreciate McDonnell's clever wordplay and lovable characters."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Sage and funny storytelling."—Child Magazine
"A perfect meditation on gift giving and friendship."—Kirkus Reviews