The Monsters' Monster by Patrick McDonnell

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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.

About Patrick McDonnell

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Patrick McDonnell is the creator of the beloved internationally syndicated comic strip MUTTS, which features the characters that star in five of his children's picture books: Wag!, The Gift of Nothing, Just Like Heaven, South, and Hug Time. He is also the creator ofMe . . . Jane, a Caldecott Honor Book and New York Times bestselling picture book biography of Dr. Jane Goodall, and has written and illustrated the award-winning picture book Art. Patrick sits on the board of directors of the Humane Society of the United States. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Karen; their two formerly feral cats, MeeMow and Not Ootie; and their adopted terrier, Amelie. Patrick's website is
Published September 4, 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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New picture books starring Frankenstein and others.

Oct 12 2012 | Read Full Review of The Monsters' Monster

But the big monster they create, presuming he'll be the "biggest, baddest monster EVER!," turns out to be kind, friendly, and full of gratitude.

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