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A Perfectly Messed-Up Story

Written & illustrated by Patrick McDonnell
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Oct 7, 2014
Publication Date
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Pages
3-6
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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.

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Who Wrote A Perfectly Messed-Up Story

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Patrick McDonnell

Patrick McDonnell is the creator 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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Book Details

ISBN:
9780316222587
Publication Date:
October 7, 2014
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2013041668
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0316222585
ATOS® Book Level:
1.4
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
170605
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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