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Arnie the Doughnut

Arnie the Doughnut

by Laurie Keller

A deliciously imaginative story about friendshipfrom 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.

8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Henry Holt & Company
Number of Pages
Comedy and Humor

About the Author

Laurie Keller Laurie Keller grew up in Muskegon, Michigan, and always loved to draw, paint and write stories. She earned a B.F.A. at Kendall College of Art and Design, then worked at Hallmark as a greeting card illustrator for seven-and-a-half years, until one night she got an idea for a children's book.

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