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Hello, Arnie!

Hello, Arnie!

An Arnie the Doughnut Story

The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut (Volume 5)

Laurie Keller

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)


Arnie the Donut wants to know what kind of giant donut YOU are in Hello, Arnie!, a picture book for preschoolers by bestselling, Geisel Award-winning creator Laurie Keller.

Arnie is excited to say hello to all his pastry friends in the bakery. There are all the usual confection suspects: Chocolate, Glazed, French Twist, Long John, and Crueller. But there is one pastry that he’s never met before. This pastry looks nothing like the others. Hmmm. Who could it be? Spoiler alert—it’s the Reader!

This charming picture book introduces children to everyone’s favorite doughnut through a series of questions that the youngest reader will love taking part in.

Christy Ottaviano Books

Praise for Hello, Arnie!

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Would that all newcomers, to school or elsewhere, whatever their differences, received the same warm collective welcome Arnie and his fellow baked goods thereupon offer in the luscious climactic spread. Donut expect this to pass young audiences without causing a sprinkle of giggles." --Kirkus Reviews

Varying perspectives and layouts add humor, such as a montage of Arnie modeling ways to wear frosting and sprinkles (check out that sweet, sweet mustache). With engaging direct-address elements to encourage participation, this fanciful, gleeful read is sure to entertain, particularly during group story times."--Booklist


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Laurie Keller

Laurie Keller is the bestselling author-illustrator of many books for kids, including Arnie the Doughnut; Potato Pants!; Do Unto Otters; The Scrambled States of America; Open Wide: Tooth School Inside; and Bowling Alley Bandit, Invasion of the Ufonuts, and The Spinny Icky Showdown, books one, two, and three in the Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut chapter book series. Arnie is also an off-Broadway musical, a plush toy, and a traveling costume. Laurie lives in Michigan on the shores of Lake Michigan.

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