MUTTSÂ is impossibly large. Its subject is the world, all living beings in it, and their relationship with each other. . . . Its touch is incredibly light and gentle, which explains how it alights in your mind and rests there. . . . The way that McDonnell’s stories oscillate between gentle comedy and understated pathos is the strip’s greatest strength."â€”Christopher Brayshaw, Vancouver Review
Animal lovers everywhere adore Patrick McDonnell’s charming but pointed MUTTS. The strip strikes a delicate balance between lighthearted fun and social commentaryâ€”on the human condition as well as the animal world.Â The deceptively simple comic follows the adventures of Earl the dog and Mooch the cat, an unlikely best-friend team, and Shtinky Puddin’, Sourpuss, Guard Dog, and Crabby.Â Patrick’s distinctive cartooning style effectively relays the all-too-real concerns of his characters with entertaining, clever, laugh-out-loud banter.
Infodad.com describes MUTTS as “humane and funny and gentle and caring and heartfelt and-did we mention funny?” The site goes on to say that the strip “includes enough hijinks and outstanding art (yes, art!) to please anyone with a taste for animals and amusement.”
Philip Lemon - The Barbarian Librarian
Petra's having a hard time at school. She's being bullied, and having visions of a cloaked creature with glowing red eyes. Her craft project is out to get her, and her favourite teacher has been replaced by a sword-wielding lunatic who likes to dress as a barbarian and tell tall tales. Petra's afraid the barbarian's insanity is catching because she's beginning to believe the answer to all her problems might just lie within his stories.
Patrick McDonnell - More Shtuff
Mutts centers on the day-to-day adventures of two companion animals: a dog named Earl and a cat named Mooch. Earl and Mooch interact with each other, their human guardians and a large cast of neighborhood animals. Mutts explores the special bond between animals and their guardians, and the endearing friendship of Earl, the dog, and Mooch, the cat. It strikes a delicate balance between joy, fun and responsible social commentary. Mutts has been recognized for its distinctive style, heartwarming humor and compassionate advocacy for animal issues.
Mary Pope Osborne - Dolphins at Daybreak
IT'S SINK OR SWIM for Jack and Annie when the Magic Tree House whisks them off to the middle of the ocean. Luckily, they find a mini-submarine on a coral reef. Unluckily, they are about to meet a giant octopus and one very hungry shark. Will the dolphins save the day? Or are Jack and Annie doomed to be dinner?
Patrick McDonnell - Yesh!
""I love this cartoon Mutts!""-Brooke Shields to Jay Leno on The Tonight Show ""People who view pets as family members will rejoice in this collection.""-The Baton Rouge Sunday Advocate about Cats and Dogs: Mutts II Conventional pet wisdom says that there are cat lovers and there are dog lovers-and never the two shall meet. But if there's one thing the two sides do agree on, it's that they love Patrick McDonnell's charming strip, Mutts. Mutts has won the devotion of animal lovers and comics readers across the land. Fans love the charming humor the talented McDonnell provides, as well as his one-of-a-kind artistic style that stands apart on the funny pages. Yesh! features Earl the dog, his pal Mooch the cat, and the plethora of other lovable animal regulars who pop in and out of their lives. Few people could conceive what animals are truly thinking until McDonnell gave us the antics and adventures of Earl and Mooch. In one series of strips, Earl reveals what pets think when their owners are late arriving home: ""I must ration my dinner...who knows how long it will need to last?...The day?...The week?...The next two minutes?"" His buddy Mooch declares after becoming stranded on top of a tree: ""I need to reassess my goals."" The delightful personalities of McDonnell's animal stars have won the hearts and acclaim of readers the world over. Veteran cartoonist Charles Schulz called Mutts one of the best strips ever. The strip earned the National Cartoonists Society's Comic Strip of the Year Award in 1996. In 1998, McDonnell captured the Swedish Academy of Comic Art's Award for Best International Comic Strip Artist. Yesh! celebrates the subtle humor and unparalleled style of a strip that hearkens back to the classic strips of yesteryear.
Lori Haskins Houran - Flat Stanley and The Fire Station
A thrilling, lights-flashing, siren-whirring illustrated book about everyone’s favourite flat boy, Flat Stanley, for Egmont’s Blue Banana series. Stanley and his brother Arthur have won a trip to visit the local fire station! But it's not quite as exciting as they'd hoped. Where is the sliding down the pole? Where are the sirens and flashing lights? Then, all of a sudden, there's a Code Nine call, and the whole Lambchop family are whizzing off to the rescue in a fire engine. Based on the original character created by Jeff Brown, Blue bananas are illustrated books for NC Level 2 readers learning to tackle longer prose for the first time with the support of extensive illustrations and speech bubbles. They are carefully designed with education in mind, supporting children’s understanding of vocabulary and punctuation. Blue Bananas explores the feelings and emotions of characters in a clear fashion.
Simon James - Leon and Bob
Leon is new and town and doesn't know anyone until he makes friends with Bob. No one else can see Bob, but Leon knows he's there. Then, a new boy moves next door and Leon wants to make friends--but can he do it without Bob beside him? Full-color illustrations.
Carl Barks - Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge - Only a Poor Old Man
Uncle Scrooge classics for all ages! Since Fantagraphics’ first release in this series focused on Donald Duck, it is only right that the second focus on Carl Barks’s other great protagonist, and his greatest creation: The miserly, excessively wealthy Scrooge McDuck, whose giant money bin, lucky dime, and constant wrangles with his nemeses the Beagle Boys are well-known to, and beloved by, young and old. This volume starts off with “Only a Poor Old Man,” the defining Scrooge yarn (in fact his first big starring story) in which Scrooge’s plan to hide his money in a lake goes terribly wrong. Two other long-form classics in this volume include “Tralla La La” (also known as “the bottlecap story,” in which Scrooge’s intrusion has terrible consequences for a money-less eden) and “Back to the Klondike” (Barks disciple Don Rosa’s favorite story, a crucial addition to Scrooge’s early history, and famous for a censored bar brawl that was restored in later editions). Each of these three stories is famous enough to have its own lengthy Wikipedia page. Also in this volume are the full-length “The Secret of Atlantis,” and over two dozen more shorter stories and one-page gags. Newly recolored in a version that combines the warm, friendly, slightly muted feeling of the beloved classic original comic books with state-of-the-art crispness and reproduction quality, the stories are joined by another volume’s worth of extensive “Liner Notes,” featuring fascinating behind-the-panels essays about the creation of the stories and analyses of their content from a world’s worth of Disney and Barks experts. Full color throughout.
Carl Barks - Walt Disney's Donald Duck - Lost in the Andes
The first in a historic series of books collecting the comic book stories of “The Good Duck Artist.” Carl Barks’ Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge comics are considered among the greatest artistic and storytelling achievements in the history of the medium. After serving a stint at the Walt Disney studios as an in-betweener and a gag-man, Barks began drawing the comic book adventures of Donald Duck in 1942. He quickly mastered every aspect of cartooning and over the next nearly 30 years created some of the most memorable comics ever drawn — as well as some of the most memorable characters: Barks introduced Uncle Scrooge, the charmed and insufferable Gladstone Gander, the daffy inventor Gyro Gearloose, the bumbling and heedless Beagle Boys, the Junior Woodchucks, and many others.
James Mayhew - Katie and the Mona Lisa
Katie and her grandmother are off to visit the museum again, and tiffs time Katie steps into the Mona Lisa painting to find out what makes her smile. Mona Lisa, it turns out, no longer feels happy because she is lonely, so Katie takes her from painting to painting to try to bring back her smile. They explore several Renaissance masterpieces, and soon the museum is in a muddle. In the end, Katie helps the Mona Lisa's find her smile.
Nick Bruel - Bad Kitty Meets the Baby
Kitty's owners are home with a big surprise for Kitty. But what is it? Kitty, reeling in horror, thinks it’s a . . . dog. The neighbor cats are convinced it’s a cat. But we all know that it’s really a BABY! With Nick Bruel’s trademark mix of antic humor (this time involving a Kitty game show and the Kitty Olympics—which the baby wins hands down), riotous illustrations, total mayhem, and Uncle Murray Fun Facts, this may be the funniest Kitty book yet, and the one that hits closest to home.
Nick Bruel - Bad Kitty
From the creator of The New York Times bestseller Boing! comes the riotous story of a cat gone berserk -- four times over an in alphabetical order each time. Kitty is not happy when she's told that her favorite foods are all gone and all that's left are Asparagus, Beets, Cauliflower, Dill...and 22 other equally unappealing vegetables. So she: Ate my homework, Bit grandma, Clawed the curtains, Damaged the dishes, and so on, through Z. Only when tastier things arrive (An Assortment of Anchovies, Buffalo Burritos, Chicken Cheesecake...) does she Apologize to Grandma.
Nick Bruel - A Bad Kitty Christmas
A HILARIOUS NEW HOLIDAY PICTURE BOOK ABOUT EVERYONE'S FAVORITE NAUGHTY FELINE "Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the city, not a creature was stirring...Except for BAD KITTY." A greedy Bad Kitty didn't get all the presents she wanted for Christmas, but after she goes on a Christmas caper across town and through multiple alphabets, she makes a new friend, finds an old friend, and learns the true meaning of Christmas. Or not. Nick Bruel's first picture book about Bad Kitty since the uproarious Poor Puppy in 2007 is full of rhyming mayhem... and Christmas cheer.
Roger Hargreaves - Mr. Nonsense
Get ready for the second invasion of Little Miss and Little Mr. Men! That's right - those zany, pint-sized characters are back. Easy enough for young readers and witty enough for adults! Mr. Nonsense Mr. Nonsense finds a good friend--in the laughable Mr. Silly.
Roger Hargreaves - Mr. Perfect
The late Roger Hargreaves created the Mr. Men series for his son, Adam, who currently oversees the estate and creates illustrations for new Mr. Men books. Being perfect is quite a challenge for this Mr. Men character, but somehow he manages to maintain his high standards.
Ismeretlen szerző - Walt Disney - Alice in Wonderland
Based on Walt Disney's animated classic, this vintage Little Golden Book from 1951 retells the story of Alice's wild adventures in Wonderland.
Alan Alexander Milne - The House at Pooh Corner
'Nearly eleven o' clock', said Pooh happily ... 'Time for a little smackerel of something.' Pooh and Piglet are adventuring again with their friends in Hundred Acre Wood. Tigger finds out what Tiggers like, Piglet does a Very Grand Thing and Christopher Robin and Pooh discover a wonderful Enchanted Place.
Drew Daywalt - The Day the Crayons Quit
Crayons have feelings, too, in this funny back-to-school story illustrated by the creator of Stuck and This Moose Belongs to Me--now a #1 New York Times bestseller! Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking—each believes he is the true color of the sun. What can Duncan possibly do to appease all of the crayons and get them back to doing what they do best? Kids will be imagining their own humorous conversations with crayons and coloring a blue streak after sharing laughs with Drew Daywalt and New York Times bestseller Oliver Jeffers. This story is perfect as a back-to-school gift, for all budding artists, for fans of humorous books such as Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Sciezka and Lane Smith, and for fans of Oliver Jeffers' Stuck, The Incredible Book Eating Boy, Lost and Found, and This Moose Belongs to Me.