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The Great Doughnut Parade Hardcover – September 1, 2007

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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…Bond is…talented, but this is not her best effort.
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"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

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (September 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0618777059
  • ISBN-13: 978-0618777051
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 0.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,757,361 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Rourke on September 28, 2007
Format: Hardcover
My daughter will not go to bed until we have purused every page of this wonderful book and spotted each character along the way. It's a lovely read aloud.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on November 4, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Rebecca Bond's THE GREAT DOUGHNUT PARADE tells of small Billy, who has a doughnut tied to his belt and finds himself leading a parade as a result. With its rollicking rhyme and fun paintings, it's a cheerful, fun easy read for beginning picturebook enthusiasts.
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By Olivia H. on August 14, 2015
Format: Hardcover
What a fun book! In the spirit of Dr. Seuss, Rebecca Bond takes the reader on a journey in The Great Doughnut Parade - what happens when something starts small and grows bigger and bigger? It becomes a giant parade, which all started with a little doughnut.

I really love this book for many reasons; one, is that it’s just fun to read - some books are tricky to get the words out - especially at the end of a long day of parenting! But, the rhymes in this book flow perfectly well, and there are no giant “hard-to-say” words.

The book is about a little boy who ties a doughnut to his belt…and the hilarity that ensues. There are so many things, people, and animals to discuss with your toddler or kid in this book! Professions, animals, musical instruments, clouds, food…it’s an incredibly fun read! I love that this book has an arc, as well. Many children’s books just tell a story and the ending falls flat, but this has a clear beginning, middle, and end. Rebecca Bond’s illustrations are sweet, whimsical, and joyful.

June 3rd, 2016 is National Doughnut Day - so make some doughnuts, take this book out from the library and celebrate!
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