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Hug Time Paperback – 12 January 2017

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The illustrations are adorable and the message of kindness is perfect for introducing your little ones to the idea of altruistic love

Book Description

A charming story book perfect for Valentine's Day when love is in the air, from bestselling author and cartoonist Patrick McDonnell.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Orion Children's Books (12 January 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 48 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1510100911
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1510100916
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 505 g
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 239 ratings

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Patrick McDonnell’s beloved comic strip, MUTTS, has appeared in over 700 newspapers across 20 countries for over 25 years. MUTTS has received numerous awards both for its artistic excellence and for its animal and environmental protection themes. Charles Schulz called it “One of the best comics strips of all time.”

Heart To Heart: A Conversation on Love and Hope for Our Precious Planet, a collaboration with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, was released on January 24, 2023. His Holiness has said “It is my hope that this book will open the eyes, minds and hearts of all people.” Further details about the book can be found at

McDonnell is also the author of New York Times bestselling picture books, including The Gift of Nothing and the Caldecott Honor winning Me...Jane (a childhood biography of Jane Goodall). Both have been adapted as musicals for the Kennedy Center stage. He has also collaborated with spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle on Guardians of Being and with Rumi translator-poet Daniel Ladinsky on Darling I Love You.

McDonnell was a member of the Board of Directors of The Humane Society of the United States for 18 years and currently serves on the boards of The Fund for Animals, The Charles M. Schulz Museum and D&R Greenway Land Trust.

You can sign up to receive the daily MUTTS comic strip at

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