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The Donut Chef (A Golden Classic) (Hardcover)

The Donut Chef (A Golden Classic) Cover Image
By Bob Staake, Bob Staake (Illustrator)
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Description


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.

About the Author


Bob Staake, who grew up reading Golden Books, is a former political cartoonist, a highly successful commercial artist, and the creator of several critically acclaimed books for children. He has illustrated several recent New Yorker covers, and his 2006 Golden Book, The Red Lemon, was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year. He lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Praise For…


Review, Cookie Magazine, September 2008:
"The pro-simplicity parable is told via a funny, funky art style."

Review, The Wall Street Journal, September 20-21, 2008:
"Some books are meant to be tasted. . . and The Donut Chef appears to be one of them. Mr Staake's work is . . . visually delicious."

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, October 27, 2008:
"Everywhere readers look, there are delectable surprises."


Product Details
ISBN: 9780375844034
ISBN-10: 0375844031
Publisher: Golden Books
Publication Date: September 9th, 2008
Pages: 40
Language: English
Series: A Golden Classic
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