Patrick McDonnell


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: “Just Like Heaven,” “Hug Time,” “South,” “Wag!,” and “The Gift of Nothing.” He is also the creator of “Me . . . Jane,” a Caldecott Honor Book and a New York Times bestselling picture book biography of Dr. Jane Goodall, and has written and illustrated “A Perfectly Messed-Up Story” and the award-winning picture book “Art.” He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Karen; their formerly feral cat, Not Ootie; and their adopted terrier, Amelie.

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