Invasion of the Ufonuts
The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut
Author: Laurie Keller; illustrations by Laurie Keller
The slapstick shenanigans continue in Invasion of the Ufonuts, the hilarious second book in Laurie Keller's Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut series.
Arnie finds himself in trouble when his neighbor, Loretta Schmoretta, begins telling news reporters that she was the victim of an alien abduction. And not just any aliens—alien doughnuts from outer spastry, who will continue the abductions until people stop eating doughnuts! Although Arnie thinks this is a ridiculous story, he notices that everyone is treating him differently, as if he is an alien doughnut rather than just a doughnut-dog. And then Arnie gets abducted! Arnie must think fast in order to rescue his fellow doughnuts and the townspeople from the alien invaders.
This title has Common Core connections.
A Christy Ottaviano Book
Praise for the Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut series (Bowling Alley Bandit, Invasion of the UFOnuts, and The Spinny Icky Showdown):
“A bowling tournament gives the rolling raconteur introduced in the 2003 picture book Arnie the Doughnut fresh scope for wisecracks and wild misadventures. . . . Like triumphant Mr. Bing, Keller walks off with a ‘Stiffy Stu McShiny' award for this yummy chapter-book series opener.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review, for Bowling Alley Bandit
“Keller shrewdly targets hesitant readers with an abundance of goofy comedy.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review, for Bowling Alley Bandit
“Should be a winner with reluctant readers who . . . are ready for a generous dose of extreme silliness.” -Childrens Literature for Invasion of the Ufonuts