Book of the Month for December
The Gift of Nothing
by Patrick McDonnell
Mooch the cat desperately wants to find a gift for his friend Earl the dog, but Earl already has everything. "What do you give a guy who has everything?" Mooch wonders. The answer, of course, is nothing! This simple story features characters from Patrick McDonnell's popular comic strip, Mutts, and has the same depth, charm, and heart that he gives to his daily readers.
The Gift of Nothing explores the meaning of friendship and the meaning of gifts. The children can explore the idea that things might not be what actually make them happy. Perhaps it is the people and their relationships with them that really make them happy.