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Publisher's Weekly (Starred Review and Book of the Week):
"....Pure delight, reminding young readers that the greatest gift is friendship, not things. Both Mutts fans and newcomers will appreciate McDonnell's clever wordplay and lovable characters, who prove that nothing can be everything. "
Kirkus Reviews:
"....A perfect meditation on gift giving and friendship, this is a great present for the Type-A hoarder in your life. It will do double duty as a conversation starter for older kids at storytime. "
Child Magazine
Animal Guardian Magazine:
(publication of Doris Day Animal League)
"The perfect holiday gift!"
a Teacher's Pick from

"Clever language and elegant line drawings quietly reveal the answer in this slender book, which proves that a simple box, a kind thought, and a playful pal are often the greatest gift of all."

Innocent Bystander:
"With Schulz gone and Watterson retired, Patrick McDonnell is the heir apparent to the comic strip crown. Long may he reign."
Copacetic Comics:
"If there's a better gift especially prepared for this holiday season, we haven't come across it...this is as close to a perfect gift as there is. Suitable for anyone of any age and any persuasion. A true instant classic!"
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