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Donuts - Free Audio Book Inside: ---- an illustrated story about a squirrel, his wish, and a loyal friendship. (Preschool children's book, Bedtime stories, Picture book) [Kindle Edition]

Julia Dweck , Adam Duff
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)

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Book Description

An Amazon Bestseller! Includes FREE Audio Book!

By bestselling author Julia Dweck and Adam Duff Illustration!
Vibrant, colorful images that bring the story to life on your tablet and computer

Donuts is a fairy tale with a modern day appeal. Meet Merl, a plucky, young squirrel who makes his home in a vast wilderness where all the trees have been cut to the ground. When Merl finds the very last acorn, he makes an extraordinary wish, resulting in one final oak tree sprouting. However, Merl’s wish is far from granted when the tree’s sprawling branches fail to bloom one single nut. A visit to a park turns Merl’s world upside down and his tree will never be the same. This is a majestic and poignant tale that exemplifies the beauty of loyalty in the friendship that grows between a squirrel and his tree. Donuts will touch the hearts of readers and make the most ardent cynic, smile. Stunning illustrations and melodic rhyming text make this enchanting adventure a memorable read.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2635 KB
  • Print Length: 23 pages
  • Publisher: KiteReaders (March 3, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009EIK4YQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #254,874 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hands down my favorite January 12, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
There is no doubt, this is my favorite kid's book of the year. How can you not love this book? These are the best illustrations I have ever seen for Kindle. You actually forget you aren't holding a "real book" when you read this. The story is adorable and has a good message as well. My kids loved this so much that we are on our fifth reading already and I expect this has now become their overall favorite. I certainly recommend this book to anyone with children...maybe even if you don't have children, it is just so sweet!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Story with a Wonderful Lesson September 28, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I am never quite sure what to expect from Julia Dweck, and was so surprised at how this story touched my heart. Beautifully illustrated, Donuts offers up, not just a fun read, but several important lessons. If you spend some time while reading this to your child, you will be able to talk about values like, friendship, courage to hang in there when things get rough, and how important it is to take care of our environment. Merl the squirrel is the best ambassador you can hope for to introduce such important lessons to your children. Like the Aesop's Fables of old, Donuts gives us something to talk about even after we are finished reading. Kudos to Adam Duff for his glorious illustrations that catch our attention and don't let go! Don't miss Donuts!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Going NUTS over this cute book!!! January 12, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Oh this is a wonderful book for children to expand their thoughts how fun was it reading Donuts with my children besides loving the pictures the story is so great. A little squirrel of course loves nuts but his tree somehow becomes magical and turns into a donut tree after having a tree that produced not one nut even though the squirrel Merl took care of the tree. So to have a magical donut tree! WOW but once news got out of a DONUT TREE, Merl's tree was top news.

Without giving any spoilers this book will have you loving Merl the squirrel and reading about a story of friendship that your children will enjoy!!
I received this book FREE from the author for 100 percent honest review.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very cute February 16, 2014
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This was a very cute story. My daughter (2) was captivated. The illustrations are beautiful, too. We really enjoyed it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Riana loved this book February 14, 2014
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great bed time story my grand daughter loved it.we will search for more books by this author I hope you enjoy it too
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cute January 12, 2013
By Nicole
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This book was very cute. I am doing a book project for my Early Childhood Development classes and this book fits right in. I loved it, I am sure kids will love it too!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bravo! September 26, 2012
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This is another beautiful story by the very talented writer Julia Dweck and beautifully illustrated by artist extraordinaire Adam Duff. Its a great story about wishes and magic and Adam captures the essence of the story on each page masterfully, you can almost imagine it coming to life. I highly recommend it to anyone who's in the mood for a little magic to warm their hearts and treat their eyes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming! September 25, 2012
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Imaginative and touching is what comes to my mind after reading this amazingly well written fairy tale. At the same time, you get the privilege of seeing the beautiful art of Adam Duff!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars There is NOT book of hers that we don't like!
Julia Dweck does it again! There is NOT book of hers that we don't like!
Published 5 months ago by JillKR
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Great book for the kids
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully illustrated. Lovely story.
my kids love.squirrels so.initially I purchased for.that reason. they like the book and I don't mind reading it over and over. there is an audio book available with purchase
Published 9 months ago by Carolina
2.0 out of 5 stars 3-Year Old Son's Rating
We have read this book twice and my son has never asked to read it again, even when presented with it.
Published 11 months ago by Robert J. Paulsen
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book
My son enjoys the illustration and the vivid pictures in the book. I would recommend this book for anyone with children 4 and up.
Published 12 months ago by Derek Peveler
2.0 out of 5 stars Donuts
It didn't download well. So, only read it once with my granddaughter. Ok story. May have been a problem on my end.
Published 12 months ago by Tucson
4.0 out of 5 stars too short
It takes about five of these short stories to get my child to sleep. Granted, the graphics and the story were absolutely beautiful. We'll probably read it again a few more times.
Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 year old loved it
My three year old loved it. He did cry that the tree died though... rhymes are always a plus. Will read for a few weeks I'm sure.
Published 13 months ago by Jam
5.0 out of 5 stars Cute book
Easy read for my kids 4, 8. A cute story. We all really enjoyed reading this book together as a family.
Published 13 months ago by Renee Petty
5.0 out of 5 stars Squirrel
A cute book that incorporates ideas using a squirrel. I recommend this book for all children to read. Cute story.
Published 14 months ago by Kindle Customer
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More About the Author

Julia Dweck is a published author of children's books for digital and print publication. Her stories span the spectrum of humor, fantasy and edutainment in rhyme and in prose.

Julia's background in elementary education affords her the opportunity to be in touch with what children want to read and what makes them giggle. She's collaborated with leading illustrators in the world of children's literature to produce over 30 books. Her titles have garnered placement on Amazon's bestsellers lists, "Kindle Daily Deals" and customer top rated lists.

In her spare time, Julia is a designer of educational adjuncts for children's literature, and has worked with such notable publishing houses as Penguin Young Readers. She presented at the 2012 National Center for Family Literacy for her creative use of technology in the classroom.

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