Arnie, the DoughnutThe Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut (Volume 1)
Laurie Keller; illustrations by Laurie Keller
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Holt Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 978125023931040 Pages, Ages 4-8
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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. This title has Common Core connections
Arnie, the Doughnut is a 2004 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
Praise for Arnie, the Doughnut
“Arnie takes destiny into his own hands with vastly entertaining results.” —Publishers Weekly, starred
“Laurie Keller is a goofball. She's a genius. She's a goofball and a genius.” —New York Times Book Review
“Keller gives 'pet food' a new meaning in this savory outing. . . . so deliciously silly is this confection, that few readers will pass up second helpings.” —Kirkus Reviews
“[G]ood for a belly laugh.” —Newsday
“Arnie is one of the cleverest and funniest books I've seen in a long time.” —BookPage
“[P]acked with fun and sprinkled with so many illustrative and humorous asides.” —Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN
“In picture books, usually only dogs are as funny as this. Keller doesn't miss a trick.” —San Diego Union Tribune
“Keller's riotous collages. . . .which are filled with gleeful puns, winning characters, and over-the-top silliness, are as manic and fun as a sugar high.” —Booklist
“Off-the-wall humor and zany artwork” —Seattle Post Intelligencer
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