I'm an elementary school librarian and my Laurie Keller books never make it back to the shelf. As soon as one is brought back, it's checked out by another student to be enjoyed. Keller takes subjects, and concepts, and makes them fun to learn. Kids learn without being "taught". Even though Arnie the Donut's subject of problem solving is a bit more abstract than learning the location, and names, of the fifty states. Kids get a kick out of Keller's very original approach, and goofy take, something that most of us never even give a second thought-eating a delicious donut. To add to the fun, we are treated to Keller's bold and somewhat child-like illustrations. All the while, kids delight in Keller's wit. It's fun, and reading, at it's best.