I read 20 books for the summer reading program, so I got a coupon for an ice cream cone. I am super excited, but know it’s not organic/NON-GMO. Mommy wishes they didn’t give out food prizes. I checked out 10 more books to get the next prize. I LOVE reading books.
The Donut Chef by Bob Staake
Amazon Summary: IN THIS DELICIOUS tale, a baker hangs out his shingle on a small street, and soon, the line for his doughnuts stretches down the block. But it’s not long before the competition arrives and a battle of the bakers ensues. In the competitive frenzy, both bakers’ doughnuts become “quite bizarre, like Cherry-Frosted Lemon Bar, and Peanut-Brickle Buttermilk, or Gooey Coca- Mocha Silk!” Some are not even very tasty: “Donuts made with huckleberry (don’t be scared, they’re kind of hairy).” One day, Debbie Sue, just barely two, enters the bakery, and searches in vain for her favorite doughnut, where “the choice of donuts left her dazed. Said Debbie Sue, “But I want . . . glazed.” A fun lesson in keeping it simple in which our hero chef decides to go back to the basics, and wins over the whole town.
Dino Review: The donut guy was making donuts, but then the mean guy made donuts too. They made all sorts of yucky donuts and no one wanted them. The nice donut man made plain donuts and everybody liked him. The mean guy had so customers and his donuts look stinky and yucky.
Mommy Review: What a clever book, great illustrations, and a wonderful lesson. Sometimes we get so caught up in competing to be the best, that we forget why we REALLY wanted to do it in the first place. It’s all about being true to yourself, loving what you do, and doing your best for yourself.