The MUTTS Winter Diaries – Book Review & Giveaway

The Mutts Winter Diaries

The MUTTS Winter Diaries – Book Review

Over the years, I’ve enjoyed following the adventures of many of my favorite comic strip characters in newspapers, books, and even on the big screen! So, when I was offered the chance to read The MUTTS Winter Diaries – the newest book from Patrick McDonnell, creator of the award-winning comic strip MUTTS – I simply couldn’t resist!

For those of you who are new to the world of MUTTS, here are what Patrick’s peers think of the endearing world that he’s created:

One of the best comic strips of all times.
– Charles Schulz, Creator of Peanuts

Patrick McDonnell’s MUTTS is up there with Peanuts, Pogo, Krazy Kat, and Calvin and Hobbes – cartoons that are smart and funny, brilliantly drawn, and full of heart.
– Matt Groening, Creator of The Simpsons

In The MUTTS Winter Diaries, Earl and Mooch – the canine and feline headliners – are preparing for winter – and they have lots of decisions to make!

  • Should they fill their bellies with shnacky shnacks?
  • Should they cozy up on their people’s warm laps?
  • Or, should they just hang out and enjoy the magic of winter with Shtinky Puddin;, Bip and Bop, and the rest of their MUTTS buddies?

The MUTTS Winter Diaries is filled with moment after moment of whimsical and humorous insights into life and friendship that will make you smile and even laugh out loud.

Here’s a sample of what awaits you in this book:

MUTTS Excerpt

The MUTTS Winter Diaries is the perfect gift for both children and adults. This gift-giving season, I encourage you to share it with anyone who could use a smile!

I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.

About MUTTS Comics Creator Patrick McDonnell

Patrick McDonnell

In 1994, Patrick McDonnell created the comic strip MUTTS, which now appears in over 700 newspapers in 20 countries. MUTTS has been described by Peanuts creator Charles Schulz as “one of the best comic strips of all time.” Patrick has received numerous awards for this strip, including the National Cartoonists Society’s highest honor, The Reuben, for Cartoonist of the Year.

MUTTS also won awards for its environmental and animal advocacy: two Genesis Awards from The Ark Trust, The HSUS Hollywood Genesis Award for Ongoing Commitment, the PETA Humanitarian Award, and a Sierra Club award.

Patrick is involved with many animal and environmental charities, and is a member of the board of directors for both the HSUS and the Fund for Animals. His characters have been enlisted by the U.S. Marines for their 2006 Toys for Tots holiday poster, the American Library Association’s 2007 “Read!” poster, and by the HSUS for their humane postage stamps. The MUTTS characters appear on the New Jersey Animal Friendly license plates that fund state pet population programs.

Patrick’s website,, promotes his animal- and earth-friendly philosophy. Consistent with McDonnell’s concern for the environment, all of the MUTTS books are printed on recycled paper. He and his wife Karen happily reside with Amelie, their rescue Jack Russell terrier, and Not Ootie, their formerly feral cat.


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The MUTTS Winter Diaries Giveaway

Mutts Winter Diaries Giveaway Prize Package

Create With Joy is thrilled to offer you the opportunity to win a copy of the MUTTS Winter Diaries and an adorable MUTTS sleep shirt – designed by Richard Leeds International – to give you the coziest of dreams!

This giveaway is open to US residents, 18 years and older, from September 30 through October 10, 2015.

To enter this giveaway, submit your entries as instructed on the Rafflecopter form.

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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own. This giveaway is sponsored by MUTTS Comics.

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13 Responses to “The MUTTS Winter Diaries – Book Review & Giveaway”

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  1. i love this book and would love to win a copy!! and could really use the sleep shirt!!

  2. Ellen Pilch says:

    I love Mutts! They are my favorite cartoon, Moochie is a cutie.

  3. Earl Lover says:

    This looks like a good read!

  4. McGuffy's Reader says:

    Thanks for this review and chance to win!

  5. Jean Dion says:

    One of my all-time favorite comics. Although, I gotta admit, his “Shelter Stories” line of work makes me cry every single time. So poignant.

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

  6. lana says:

    I’ve never heard of that book series, but it looks great!

  7. I never heard of MUTTS but sounds like a good read…and funny 🙂

  8. Donna says:

    THE MUTTS WINTER DIARIES looks like such a fun book! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. Thanks for the great review!

  9. Sorry to have missed the giveaway. My daughter would love this book. Guess I’ll just have to grab a copy from Amazon. 🙂

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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