From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 1—A boy strolls down a street with a tasty doughnut tied to his belt. The goody, which trails enticingly behind him, attracts a hen that "…fancied herself a crumb of this thing." Soon they're joined by a cat, a dog, a little girl, and finally her costumed friends, who've been putting on a play. Before long, the doughnut parade has grown to include figures real (farm animals, firemen) and imagined (Mother Goose characters and "cloud catchers" with large nets). Then the boy's unexpected move results in a quiet conclusion. The poetic text reads well aloud ("And so followed Mabel, their Saturday sitter,/And Adelaide Bead, who'd been doing her hair"), and the watercolor figures are fluid and dynamic. However, the story lacks the spark and the inner logic of the most inspired silliness. Bond is a talented author/illustrator, but this is not her best effort.—Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL
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The poetic text reads well aloud
watercolor figures are fluid and dynamic
talented, but this is not her best effort.
School Library Journal
"Preschoolers will enjoy the simple rhyme and the lively ink-and-watercolor pictures of the uproarious parade..." Booklist 10/01/07 Booklist, ALA
"Bond's...watercolors are kinetic and limber...Children will have fun tracing the promenaders' progress in Bond's lively excursion." PW Starred 9/24/07 Publishers Weekly, Starred
"Bond's delicate watercolors, and her nicely rhyming lines, make this a striking debut effort." Orlando Sentinel, 11/25/07 Orlando Sentinel