Featured books by Patrick McDonnell

Art

Art

By: Patrick McDonnell
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Nonfiction

A young artist named Art lives up to his name and takes the reader on a vibrant journey where color and line race from page to page. Art’s exuberance is portrayed with nimble illustrations, translucent colors, and rhyming language.

Me...Jane

Me ... Jane

By: Patrick McDonnell
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Biography, Nonfiction

Who would have thought that a child's stuffed toy, interest in the outdoors and animals, and childhood dreams would predict her future work and life? This picture book biography of Jane Goodall's early life does just that, effectively placing actual photographs of young Jane and her toy chimpanzee at the opening and conclusion of this simple but effective sketch.

The Monsters' Monster

The Monsters' Monster

By: Patrick McDonnell
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy

Grouch, Grump, and two-headed little Gloom 'n' Doom — three crabby monsters — tried to create the "biggest, baddest monster EVER!" When the huge monster comes alive his first words are "Dank you!" causing the cantankerous little monsters to succumb to his kind ways. Cartoon line and wash illustrations and understated text present a pleasing monster saga.

Books illustrated by Patrick McDonnell

The Skunk

The Skunk

By: Mac Barnett
Illustrated by: Patrick McDonnell
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction

When a skunk first appears in the tuxedoed man's doorway, it's a strange but possibly harmless occurrence. But then the man finds the skunk following him, and the unlikely pair embark on an increasingly frantic chase through the city, from the streets to the opera house to the fairground. What does the skunk want? It's not clear ― but soon the man has bought a new house in a new neighborhood to escape the little creature's attention, only to find himself missing something ...

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