In a recent article, the New York Times stopped to comment on the current trend of clever and ironic children books that have been popping up on the shelves. Patrick McDonnell’s “A Perfectly Messed Up Story” is cited in their list of “wink-wink, nudge-nudge” style kids books. They describe “A Perfectly Messed Up Story” as “boundry-breeching” and that it “unfolds on classically metafictional terrain.” The NYTimes also noted that the story line will “tickle even the littlest postmodernist.” Here is a link to the full article at or order your own copy today from

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