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Just Like Heaven

Just Like Heaven Patrick McDonnell s hypnotic picture book featuring the stars of his Mutts comic strip is a captivating ode to everyday beauty and wonder When Mooch the cat awakes to find himself lost in a deep fog

  • Title: Just Like Heaven
  • Author: Patrick McDonnell
  • ISBN: 9780316114936
  • Page: 397
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Patrick McDonnell s hypnotic picture book featuring the stars of his Mutts comic strip is a captivating ode to everyday beauty and wonder.When Mooch the cat awakes to find himself lost in a deep fog, he concludes he s in heaven Wow, he remarks as he explores What a great place But when Mooch comes face to face in heaven with a big and scary dog, what, he wonders, isPatrick McDonnell s hypnotic picture book featuring the stars of his Mutts comic strip is a captivating ode to everyday beauty and wonder.When Mooch the cat awakes to find himself lost in a deep fog, he concludes he s in heaven Wow, he remarks as he explores What a great place But when Mooch comes face to face in heaven with a big and scary dog, what, he wonders, is he supposed to do Mooch s reassuring answer reveals that the joys of nature, home and friends are blessings to appreciate here and now Heaven really is a place on earth

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    1. Patrick McDonnell is in his creative zone when illustrating and writing for his Mutts characters, and Just Like Heaven is a nice example of what he can do with the characters and setting. A foggy day unexpectedly yields new appreciation for this world we live in, elevating a drowsy cat's perspective on the blessings of life. What is heaven like, and why do we yearn for it? There may be unimaginable joy in the afterlife, but pieces of its radiance are already reflected in the world around us, and [...]

    2. This is such a cute book!!! I've always loved the comics, but these books are so happy and cute, it could almost bring a tear to your eye. They're a perfect gift to someone who loves book, or loves dogs, or cats, or even loves anything. You can't NOT love them. Heaven? He thought.I must be in heaven!

    3. This modern fantasy book, good for grades 2-5, is such a great book that has cute story line and has incorporated a secret message to it. I love the fact that Patrick McDonnell has a way of incorporating a hidden message that I think makes the book have a deeper meaning. It is because of this hidden message that this book means so much more to me and part of the reason that I would love to have it in my classroom.

    4. I got this book accidentally when I ordered another book by the same name. I was surprised to see that it was a book for children. But when I finished reading it I wondered if it really was a book for children after all. Isn't it amazing how God or the universe or whatever you want to call it so often surprises us with things we need just when we especially need them? Why don't you try starting the surprises with this book?

    5. Mooch wakes up in a heavy fog and thinks he must be in heaven. He enjoys the dew, the sweet scents, the sounds of children laughing, and in his mistaken mindset even offers a hug to a dog.Theological potential mix-ups about what heaven is aside (easily talked about with little ones because Mooch is obviously wrong), this is a cute book. I loved that Mooch was unfazed by the barking dog and gave him a hug because he thought it was heaven, and it seemed that was what the dog needed. If we take fea [...]

    6. CIP: "Having awakened from a nap to find himself surrounded by fog, Mooch the cat decides he must be in heaven, especially when he sees that all of his loved ones are there."I'm not a follower of the Mutts comic strip, but McDonnell was featured on the PBS show, Religion and Ethics News Weekly, a couple of weeks ago and I was really impressed with his perspective and the degree of spirituality he brings to his artistry. This is a very sweet story that reminds one to enjoy every day's simple deli [...]

    7. More warm fuzzies, and a reference to Hug Time. I've heard this story told as a fable before: character falls asleep, wakes up, assumes he is in heaven. With these new eyes, everything seems more wonderful, even though it is the same world he was in. The really telling part is that he acts more kindly in this "new" heaven, because he appreciates it. In this case, the character is Mooch, surrounded by a fog that creeps on little cat feet

    8. While this book had a sweet message and cute illustrations, it was a letdown. I was browsing the bookstore and I saw a stack sitting on the shelf and picked it up out of curiosity. The story just didn't have enough poignancy for me to like it and I thought it was a little dumbed-down. Other people might like it, but I just didn't care for it.*Taken from my book reviews blog: reviewsatmse/2011

    9. This is a sweet tale that depicts Mooch enveloped by a thick fog. He imagines that he is in heaven and the story has a simple joy and a serendipitous ending. The illustrations feature the classic characters from the Mutts cartoon by Patrick McDonnell. Overall, the message is simple, but nice. We enjoyed reading this book together.

    10. While asleep, the forest in which Mooch and Earl are asleep begins to fog. When Mooch wakes up thinking he was in heaven and then takes a walk and finds many things in heaven. Tired, Mooch sleeps again. When woken up, he finds himself back on earth again, takes a stroll again, and finds the same things he found in heaven :-)

    11. I love Mutts, it is quite possibly my favorite newspaper comic strip and definitely in my top ten comics list. This is a simple, beautiful book and if you don't like it for any other reason the page where Moochie's arms are out for hug time is fantastic.

    12. Heartwarming but not overy sentimental (in my opinion and I'm pretty sentimental) story about Mooch (of Patrick McDonnell's comic strip "Mutts") waking up in a fog and believing he's in Heaven, which affects the way he sees the world.

    13. "Home is where the heart is" is eloquently demonstrated with a minimum of words, and maximum feeling.

    14. A sweet tale about friendship and being thankful for what surrounds us. I used this picture book at a dedication ceremony in memory of a friend/teacher. It worked really well and in my opinion kept things light and happy but still fit the purpose of the event.

    15. Good book, but I like Hug Time better. This one just doesn't flow like the other one but the story is very sweet. I loved "The big dog growled (as uloved dogs often do)line. It is not as colorful but the illustrations are still very cute.

    16. Earth disappears from worldview. Fog lifts. Just like heaven. Simile of feline-canine friendship "under their favorite tree."

    17. HIS BOOKS ARE SO CUTE I MIGHT DIE, IF YOU EVER FIND YOURSELF IN FRONT OF ONE OF HIS PICTUREBOOKS READ THEM AND BE HAPPY

    18. I love this book. Ok, it made me cry - some days it doesn't take much. This is one that we got from the library are read, reread, and reread a bunch of times :) Sweet

    19. Mooch and Earl awaken in a fog and think perhaps they are in heaven . . . then the fog lifts and they learn they already live there.

    20. Based on the comic strip called "mutts," This book is about a cat who wakes up in foggy weather thinking that he's in heaven. How would you act differently if you thought this was the case?

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