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Invasion of the Ufonuts: The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut by [Laurie Keller]

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“A bowling tournament gives the rolling raconteur introduced in the 2003 picture book Arnie the Doughnut fresh scope for wisecracks and wild misadventures. . . . Like triumphant Mr. Bing, Keller walks off with a ‘Stiffy Stu McShiny' award for this yummy chapter-book series opener.” ―Kirkus Reviews, starred review on Bowling Alley Bandit

“Keller shrewdly targets hesitant readers with an abundance of goofy comedy.” ―Publishers Weekly, starred review on Bowling Alley Bandit

“Arnie takes destiny into his own hands with vastly entertaining results.” ―Publishers Weekly, starred review on Arnie, the Doughnut

“Laurie Keller is a goofball. She's a genius. She's a goofball and a genius.” ―The New York Times Book Review on Arnie, the Doughnut

“Keller gives ‘pet food' a new meaning in this savory outing. . . . So deliciously silly is this confection that few readers will pass up second helpings.” ―Kirkus Reviews on Arnie, the Doughnut

“Good for a belly laugh.” ―Newsday on Arnie, the Doughnut

“Arnie is one of the cleverest and funniest books I've seen in a long time.” ―BookPage on Arnie, the Doughnut

“Packed with fun and sprinkled with so many illustrative and humorous asides.” ―Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN on Arnie, the Doughnut

“In picture books, usually only dogs are as funny as this. Keller doesn't miss a trick.” ―San Diego Union Tribune on Arnie, the Doughnut

“Keller's riotous collages . . . which are filled with gleeful puns, winning characters, and over-the-top silliness, are as manic and fun as a sugar high.” ―Booklist on Arnie, the Doughnut

“Off-the-wall humor and zany artwork.” ―Seattle Post Intelligencer on Arnie, the Doughnut

--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.


CHAPTER 1
 
 
The WHOLE TIME I thought it was the meatball who did it, but it turned out to be that sweet little french fry. It was the scariest movie I’ve EVER seen. I have to give it my highest rating—
ARNie and Peezo at the MOVIES
I didn’t like it one bit.
It wasn’t even scary.
WHAT?!
Was the director SLEEPING when he made this film? He completely ruined the scene where the meatball and the french fry come face-to-face. Any good director knows that a little dramatic lighting and some high/low camera angles make things WAY scarier. I’m giving it my lowest rating—0 out of 5 pizza toppings!
Ya see, that’s one of the things I like best about being friends with Peezo—we don’t always agree on everything but we STILL get along.
Hey, a bunch of news trucks are in the parking lot. I bet Queenie LaTaffy is being interviewed again. Queenie LaTaffy is the latest teen tuba-playing sensation, and she passed through town last week to visit her aunt Chewy.
Peezo LOVES her and wants to get her autograph more than
anything.
Her new song,
OOMPAH-OOMPAH WOW-WOW, has been #1 on the TOP 40 TUBA HITS chart for three weeks in a row!
Peezo, I think Queenie LaTaffy is outside.
Queenie LaTaffy!
Queenie LaTaffy!
Queenie LaTaffy!
Sorry, guys, she’s still on her “OOMPA-OOMPA WOW-WOW Out-of-This-WORLD” tour.
Awww, DARN.
There, there.
The newspeople aren’t interviewing Queenie LaTaffy or ANY famous person—they’re interviewing my neighbor, Loretta Schmoretta! I wonder what’s going on.
Folks, it looks like we’ve got a real outer space—or in THIS case, outer SPASTRY—story on our hands. Loretta Schmoretta is the sixteenth person today claiming to have been abducted by alien doughnuts, then released after the aliens stole their Downtown Bakery doughnuts! Tell us more, Loretta.
Okay.
Well, I was walking through the parking lot to my apartment with my bag of DOWNTOWN BAKERY doughnuts when I heard a LOUD CLINKING noise overhead. I looked up and saw a FLYING SAUCER floating above me! Actually, it was a flying CUP and saucer. I tried to run but a glowing beam of green, sticky jelly stopped me in my tracks. SUDDENLY I was inside the spacecraft, surrounded by gigantic DOUGHNUT CREATURES! There must have been a DOZEN of them!
They kept staring at me and mumbling to one another. I couldn’t understand a word they said. They just stared and mumbled.
STARED AND MUMBLED.
STARED AND MUMBLED.
STARED AND MUBLED
Yeah, we get it.
THEN what happened?
Then they grabbed my doughnuts, and next thing I knew I was back on the ground. I saw them fly off and I haven’t seen them since!
Loretta Schmoretta, why do you think the aliens are abducting Earthling doughnuts? Do you think they’re rescuing them before they come back to take over Earth?
Oh, dear. I hadn’t thought of
THAT. I bet you’re right.
Well, you heard it HERE, folks—ALIEN DOUGHNUTS FROM OUTER SPASTRY ARE PLANNING TO TAKE OVER EARTH BECAUSE WE EAT DOUGHNUTS!
 
 
Copyright © 2014 by Laurie Keller
--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00JCYXS3G
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); First edition (April 1, 2014)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 1, 2014
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 21415 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Not enabled
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 129 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 273 ratings

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Laurie Keller is the author and illustrator of many books including The Scrambled States of America, Potato Pants!, Arnie the Doughnut, Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners (Amazons #1 Editors' Pick on their Best Books of 2007 List), The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut chapter book series, and We Are Growing!, part of the Elephant and Piggie Like Reading series and winner of the 2017 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. When Laurie isn't busy making books, she enjoys playing the banjo, traveling, cross-country skiing and splashing in Lake Michigan. You can find out more about Laurie at her website, www.lauriekeller.com (see attached diagram to learn how to draw Arnie the Doughnut!).

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Djilly L.
5.0 out of 5 stars Goofiness & silliness in black and white
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 5, 2021
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Djilly L.
5.0 out of 5 stars Goofiness & silliness in black and white
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 5, 2021
I was slightly disappointed when we received this 126 page The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut book. Unlike the colourful main story book that tells how Arnie ends up wit mr. Bing, this lacks colour and is printed on cheap paper. Moreover the pages are filled with different font types and cartoon-style text boxes, which makes it harder to pin down the narrative. So its is less suitable for joint reading sessions and more to be enjoyed by the young reader on his/her own. Our 7-year old doesn’t mind. Arnie the Doughnut is his favourite book character and he knows the main story book by heart. He has also developed an appetite for doughnuts. So this book was much appreciated by him and is a nice extension to the Arnie lore. So we have now also ordered the other 2 books in this series. mostly because, our son reads reasonably well, but he was not a big fan until he got his hands on the Arnie the Doughnut book, that he reads over and over again aloud.
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4.0 out of 5 stars She's an adult but she loves doughnuts and UFOs and her best friend loves pizza so it seemed like an excellent ...
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