A dozen reasons to love Dozens of Doughnuts:
1) The beauty of friendships are featured throughout the entire book. 2) A huge helping of heart is deeply rooted in the fact that it’s okay to host a variety of different emotions in friendships and life. 3) It’s a compassion-building experience in which kids will recognize the need for inclusion and 4) how to recognize when that’s gone wrong. 5) This naturally leads to and models forgiveness. 6) The rhyme is skilled and intricate, making for a fun reading experience and 7) fun surprises! Kids will instinctually repeat Lou Ann’s name every time the doorbell rings, which actually means 8) perfect page turns perked by curiosity and 9) a story arc that climbs with invested emotion. Kids will WANT Lou Ann to get her share of the doughnuts! (Even when she gets mad.) 10) The story provides a light-hearted way to springboard into teaching about hibernating animals and 11) internalize a love for reading by wanting to reread this story. 12) Doughnuts!
Imagine…you are craving doughnuts, so you make some. Yum! You are about to take a bite and dong-dong! Your friends show up. Of course, you share, but will there be enough for everyone? Big bear Lou Ann knows the answer and here’s a taste of why you will want to, as well.
Dozens of Doughnuts will celebrate a book birthday with G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers on July 21!
Carrie Charley Brown
As a children’s writer, and a teacher, my goal is to help you carry on. Sometimes learning is challenging, so why go it alone? Your journey will be more meaningful and comfortable with friends to share it with. Together, we'll get up close and personal with authors, illustrators, and the best of picture books. If we work together, great things will follow!