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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

A Perfectly Messed-Up Story

A Perfectly Messed-Up Story

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In this interactive and engaging read-aloud, bestselling author and award-winning artist Patrick McDonnell creates a funny, engaging, and almost perfect story about embracing life's messes.

Little Louie's story keeps getting messed up, and he's not happy about it What's the point of telling his tale if he can't tell it perfectly? But when he stops and takes a deep breath, he realizes that everything is actually just fine, and his story is a good one--imperfections and all.

Author: Patrick McDonnell
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published: 10/07/2014
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.40h x 9.70w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9780316222587
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 1.4
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 170605 / Perfectly Messed-Up Story

Award: NAPPA Gold Awards - Gold Medal Winner

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 08/18/2014
School Library Journal 09/01/2014 pg. 108
Kirkus Reviews 09/01/2014
Booklist 10/15/2014 pg. 52
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2014 pg. 73
New York Times Book Review 11/09/2014 pg. 23
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 12/01/2014
PW Children's Starred Reviews 12/01/2014 pg. 44
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2015 - Superior,Well Above Average

About the Author
Patrick McDonnell is the author and illustrator of Tek: The Modern Cave Boy, Thank You and Good Night, A Perfectly Messed-Up Story, The Monsters' Monster, and Me...Jane, a Caldecott Honor Book. He is also the creator of the internationally syndicated comic strip Mutts, which inspired his picture books The Gift of Nothing, Hug Time, and others. He lives in New Jersey.

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