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The Case of the Missing Donut by [Alison McGhee, Isabel Roxas]

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From School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1-The "sheriff"-a little boy in a cowboy hat, and his "deputy"-a small dog, are bringing home some donuts from the bakery. When the child opens the box to check on them, he can't resist the temptation and eats a "smushed" one just "to even it up." Convinced that his misdeed will go unnoticed, he doesn't realize that he has powdered sugar all over his face. To his great (and very humorous) consternation, everyone he meets on the way home appears to know his secret. Are they mind readers? With the help of his parents, his pup, and a mirror, he finally learns the truth. Roxas's digitally colored, cartoonlike illustrations are funny and expressive, with almost cinematic angle and zoom changes. McGhee's text serves as the perfect counterpoint to the pictures, keeping the hero clueless while allowing the audience to be in on the joke. The "truth will out" moral of this tale is subtle, since the boy's guilt serves as a punishment of sorts instead of any overt redress by his parents. Nevertheless, the story can be used as a jumping-off point to discuss honesty, responsibility, and trustworthiness, or paired with Laurie Keller's Arnie, the Doughnut (Holt, 2003) for a less-serious and tasty storytime. A fun addition to most collections, especially where snack-themed stories are in high demand.-Yelena Alekseyeva-Popova, formerly at Chappaqua Library, NYα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Everyone knows lawmen love a good donut. Even, apparently, when they are pint-size, shorts-wearing little boys with a sheriff badge taped to their hat. Along with his trusty deputy dog, this sheriff has a mission: “TO BRING A DOZEN DONUTS SAFELY HOME.” But there’s trouble a-brewing. Halfway home, the sheriff checks the donuts’ condition and is dismayed. “Was that one a little smushed? Yes. It certainly was.” The sheriff tries nibbling it a bit to even it out, and then more to even that out, and pretty soon: “UH-OH. DONUT DOWN!” Indeed it is our hero who is the culprit, and as he walks through town, everyone seems to know what he has done. Perceptive readers, though, will already be giggling—the sheriff’s face is covered with powdered sugar. McGhee firmly situates us in the place of the panicked perpetrator with just enough curt dialogue to give the proceedings a hard-boiled feel. Roxas’ graphite-and-digital illustrations cleverly play the opposite way, depicting a sunny, happy neighborhood—hardly the crime scene the sheriff envisions. A tasty treat. Preschool-Grade 1. --Daniel Kraus --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00B7NPSBU
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Dial Books (August 15, 2013)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 15, 2013
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 14636 KB
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 32 pages
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