The Mutts Spring Diaries by Patrick McDonnell

The Mutts Spring Diaries

Yesh! Mooch, Earl, and all their endearing Mutts friends return in this fourth Mutts collection for kids!It's been a long, cold winter—Earl and Mooch are looking forward to shmelling the flowers! Spring is the season of new beginnings. The birds are singing fresh concertos they’ve been working on all winter long. The caterpillars are dreaming of butterfly flight. And the bears could use that first cup of coffee after their three-month hibern...

Details The Mutts Spring Diaries

TitleThe Mutts Spring Diaries
Release DateJan 16th, 2018
PublisherAndrews McMeel Publishing
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Childrens, Graphic Novels, Humor, Middle Grade

Reviews The Mutts Spring Diaries

  • ♛ Garima ♛
    I got this from netgalley from read-now section. It was okay, I have never read Mutts comics before but clearly it's not for me - though I love pets. I have both cat and dog back at home but I didn't like this as much as I wanted to. The copy I have received, was bit blurred and it took ages to turn pages in my kindle. Now I know other comics work fast so it must be problem with this only. Nothing to do with comics but I found that it took longer...
  • Morris
    This installment of the Mutts collection is just as wonderful as the previous ones. It will be enjoyed by dog lovers of any age. The reminders to be kind to animals and to adopt had me misty-eyed. Come spring the birdhouse project in the back will be fun to try! Highly recommended!This review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
  • Deepika Ramesh
    A lot of characters from McDonnell's Mutts Comics are featured in this book too. They are warm and funny. I wish there was a better structure to this book and McDonnell's works have been warmer. This was a bit tepid. Still a fun read.
  • Jennifer (JenIsNotaBookSnob)
    This is a 3 star book for me, but, a 4 star book according to my 7 year old daughter. Since this version was intended for kids, we went with her rating. If you are an adult fan of Mutts, this isn't the collection for you unless you are an absolute diehard who must have every single one. This one is definitely setup for younger kids without the subtle laughs adults are accustomed too. It is cute and I love the layout for kids. My daughter liked it...
  • Rebecca Reviews
    Patrick McDonnell’s adorable comic strip collection The Mutts Spring Diaries is a delightful and heartwarming read for all ages. What a lovely, funny and cute book! I absolutely loved seeing Mooch, Earl and all their friends as Spring finally arrives. There are lots of flowers to shmell, birds and bears to greet, new bird songs to hear and, of course, many adventures to be had! The puns are just delightful and nicely done. I really like that th...
  • Fran
    I can never resist Mutts! This collection is no exception to the author’s track record of delightful, witty, touching cartoons which illustrate the lives of cats, dogs and other animal friends. I love that he always incorporates support of pet adoption and the humane treatment of animals.
  • Molly
    Mooch and Earl are cute companions, as ever. I am a bit more interested in the songbirds, though, and their various choices. Some cute jokes, some that my dad would love, and overall a nice familiar jaunt through spring with some familiar faces.
  • Janet Slipak
    DescriptionYesh! Mooch, Earl, and all their endearing Mutts friends return in this fourth Mutts collection for kids!It’s been a long, cold winter—Earl and Mooch are looking forward to shmelling the flowers! Spring is the season of new beginnings. The birds are singing fresh concertos they’ve been working on all winter long. The caterpillars are dreaming of butterfly flight. And the bears could use that first cup of coffee after their three...
  • I DRM Free
    Ok, I love Mutts! This is a comic I read for many years in the papers. I find them to be funny, uplifting, happy comics. I LOVE how the author promotes adoption of cats and dogs and does MANY comics each year devoted to that endeavor.This is a wonderful collection of 160+ comics from the comic strip. Mostly dealing with spring and similar topics. In it Mooch hides in his kitty tunnel toy trying to turn himself into a butterfly. Earl and Mooch lis...
  • Ellen Klock
    Mutts created by Patrick McDonnell is one of those comic strips that pleases people of all ages, one which parents can read even to the youngest child without worrying about the content. In The Mutts Spring Diaries, McDonnell has gathered various strips appropriate for Springtime and put them in one volume. Intended for children, these colorful comics are drawn with yellow lined paper in the background, reminding the reader of a school's legal ta...
  • Paul Franco
    Another volume about a dog and cat—with a lisp—who are best friends and do everything together. This one was more educational than the one I’d read before, especially when it comes to pet adoption, but I still find it hard to tell them apart.To my groaning amusement, I really liked the snapping turtle pun“Meow.” “What kind of accent was that?”“Veni vidi oink.” Simple joke, but effective.It sucks when you can’t get a song out o...
  • Bunny
    The reason I love Mutts so much is that Patrick McDonnell does with his comics what I would do if I had artistic talent. His love for all animals screams from these sweet and funny pages. The jokes are never cruel, they're always gentle and while you may not cackle, you will definitely smile. The Mutts talk to their animals friends in their language, dream of Africa, and attempt to turn into butterflies. So much sweetness crammed into these volum...
  • V.
    Disclaimer: I'm a big fan of Patrick McDonnell's, and first discovered him through the Mutts comic strips, so I'm the exact audience this was made for -- middle grade kids and big kids at heart! It's not a stand alone new story, but it's a collection of some of the best spring-related strips and art from the comics. You don't have to be a fan of Mooch and Earl to enjoy this, you pretty much learn all you need to know about them as you read it. Th...
  • Mindy
    After a bit of a rough week, I needed this book. It was cute, funny, punny, and just extremely adorable and great for all ages and genders. Those who read my reviews know that I don't put in spoilers if I can help it but I do have to say the Robin Williams quote especially made me feel better. If you're looking for an easy reader to share with the kids that will interest them as they're learning to read or if you just have one that leans towards ...
  • Theediscerning
    This was OK but there are better collections of these strips out there. As with the 'Winter' one, compiling these quick quippy strips by theme just proves the same joke comes round on an almost annual basis - here we just get over the birds starting their spring song, only to have them do the same thing moments later. And the book doesn't serve us, either, or at least not as a netgalley, with blank pages, and much in the way of dodgy formatting t...
  • Audrey Adamson
    Mutts is a cute and often very funny comic featuring a dog and cat and how they see life. I receive an ARC from NetGalley on a cold winter day ad was cheered by the spring theme; it gave me hope on a dark day.But the biggest problem is the format. The book has cut the three panel comic to two panels and one below. This messes up the flow and is hard to read. This is a cute book that will put a smile on your face. All opinions are my own.
  • Jessi
    Spring is here (at least in the Mutts universe)! The birds are back and even the turtles. Easter is just around the corner and there are lots of bunnies to ask about eggs. Of course, there are also spring showers to contend with. Earl and Mooch also meet a caterpillar and hang out waiting for him to turn into a butterfly. A series of animal sounds puns ensue and the various animals take their turns trying to write their own comics.Regular Mutts r...
  • J.D. Dehart
    I have fond memories of reading Mutts when I was younger, so I was glad to find this collection of the classic comic strip. Fans of the comic will enjoy this collection, and I was reminded as I read of the attractive and humorous nature of the images McDonnell uses.Entertaining as an anthology, and engaging as a collection of popular culture artifacts...and not without its own charming sense of nostalgia.To quote the series, Yesh.
  • Anita
    I enjoy an all-ages comic, especially where the message / humor is conveyed less with words than by the creativity of the artist. This collection features a Spring theme.I learned (from the trivia section at the end of the book) that migratory birds announce their presence to other birds while in flight through "one or two notes, twitters or buzzes" that are (aptly) called "flight calls."
  • Jennifer
    I've always liked the Mutts comics, but this one fell a little flat. The layout makes it look like someone took Mutts comics and then glued them into a notebook. It didn't feel like a real book. I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Author: Patrick McDonnellPublisher: Andrews McMeel PublishingPublication Date: 16 Jan 2018
  • Didi
    I love it when the characters (Earl and Mooch) get along with one together; unlike Tom and Jerry, where they are always trying to hurt one another. This is my first ‘The Mutts’ and will definitely look out for more.
  • Millie Taylor
    Mutts is one of my all time favorite comics and this didn't disappoint. Mooch, Earl, and the rest of the characters jump right into your heart - little pink socks and all!
  • Vanessa
    Thanks to Andrews McMeel Publishing for the ARC via NetGalley!
  • Sonja
    I have always loved this comic and this was another cute collection. Funny and adorable, what's not to like?ARC provided by publisher via Netgalley.
  • Emily Hale
    A fun quick collection 😁
  • Sarah
    Always adorable.
  • Stephanie Cover2CoverBlog
    I really enjoy these, volumes of comic strips all put together into a nice neat package. This series of strips is Mutts and their springtime adventures. I love that Earl and Mooch are such good friends and their personalities are what make these comics so much fun and funny. This collection has dogs, cats, and a lot of birds. They celebrate egg-coloring and bunnies and welcome home all the birds and listen to their music. Even if you aren't famil...