Arnie the Doughnut

Arnie the Doughnut

Picture Book - 2003
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Arnie the talking doughnut convinces Mr. Bing that not all doughnuts are meant to be eaten. A deliciously imaginative story about friendship-from the author - illustrator of The Scrambled States of America. Arnie was fascinated as he watched the customers stream into the bakery. One by one, doughnuts were chosen, placed in paper bags, and whisked away with their new owners. Some went by the dozen in giant boxes. "Good-bye!" Arnie yelled to each doughnut. "Have a good trip!" "This is so exciting!" Arnie beamed. "I wonder who will choose ME?" At first glance, Arnie looks like an average doughnut-round, cakey, with a hole in the middle, iced and sprinkled. He was made by one of the best bakeries in town, and admittedly his sprinkles are candy-colored. Still, a doughnut is just a doughnut, right? WRONG! Not if Arnie has anything to say about it. And, for a doughnut, he sure seems to have an awful lot to say. Can Arnie change the fate of all doughnuts-or at least have a hand in his own future? Well, you'll just have to read this funny story and find out for yourself.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805062830
Branch Call Number: JP KELLER
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 x 28 cm


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KRockstar10 Oct 21, 2013

Laurie Keller is an odd duck, isn't she? First she mixes up the United States and now she presents us with a doughnut who pines for a higher purpose. Okay, really he just doesn't want to get eaten, but he creates quite the life for himself by the end of the book.

Very, very funny but would probably not work well as a storytime read-aloud due to the many conversational asides throughout. Still, very cute.


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