If You Give a Dog a Donut

If You Give a Dog a Donut

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by Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond
     
 

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If you give a dog a donut, he’ll ask for some apple juice to go with it.

When you give him the juice, he’ll drink it all up.

Then, before you can say “Woof” . . . Dog is off on a backyard adventure!

The exuberant dog who first appeared in if you give a pig a party is now the star of his very own book. Written in the irresistible

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Overview

If you give a dog a donut, he’ll ask for some apple juice to go with it.

When you give him the juice, he’ll drink it all up.

Then, before you can say “Woof” . . . Dog is off on a backyard adventure!

The exuberant dog who first appeared in if you give a pig a party is now the star of his very own book. Written in the irresistible “If You Give…” tradition, if you give a dog a donut is another home run from the beloved team of Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Beverley Fahey
The familiar cause and effect pattern so successful in the "If You Give..." series still packs a punch in this latest installment. When his boy gives a frisky pup a donut he needs apple juice to wash it down. Then he wants more and because there isn't any left he scampers off to pick apples with his boy in close pursuit. Along the way they play a little baseball and the pup does an exuberant happy dance after hitting a home run. There is a water fight, a pretend pirate game, a treasure hunt, and time for kite flying. The kite becomes entangled in an apple tree that makes the pup think of apple juice and if he asks for apple juice "he'll want a donut to go with it." The energetic circular story will appeal to preschoolers and emerging readers who never seem to tire of these books. Bond's illustrations are clean and crisp with little in the background to distract readers from the antics of the boy and his dog. There always seems to be room for more of these on library shelves. Reviewer: Beverley Fahey
Publishers Weekly
These veteran collaborators don’t stray from the tried-and-true recipe for their If You Give... series in this addition, a buoyant, circular story in which a canine’s spiraling free association leads to a day’s worth of outdoor activities. As usual, Bond’s clean, action-filled pictures, set against white backdrops, imbue the title character with abundant personality as he skips and dances his way through the pages. After his young host gives him a donut, the dog requests apple juice—and then seconds. Since there isn’t any left, he skateboards outside to pick apples to make juice. Tossing an apple to the boy “make him think of baseball,” so the two dabble in that sport, play pirates, have a water fight, and fly a kite, before the dog is again reminded of apple juice—and donuts. There’s a definite boy slant to this story, which is a nice complement to the more girl-oriented installments in the series. Even readers whose dogs are less demanding than this one are likely to recognize his boundless energy in their own pets. Ages 3–7. (Oct.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060266837
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/04/2011
Series:
If You Give... Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
24,335
Product dimensions:
9.36(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.37(d)
Lexile:
AD430L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Laura Numeroff is the author of many books for young readers in addition to the If You Give . . . series, including The Chicken Sisters and Laura Numeroff's 10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster. She loves to play tennis and travel and lives in Los Angeles, California. A portion of her royalties will be donated to First Book, a national nonprofit organization that promotes children's literacy.

Laura Numeroff, autora de numerosos libros para niños, entre los que se incluye la conocida serie Si le das . . . , The Chicken Sister y Laura Numeroff's 10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster. Vive en Los Angeles, California, donde le encanta montar a caballo, leer biografías y jugar con sus mascotas. Parte de las regalías obtenidas por este libro serán donadas a First Book, una organización nacional sin ánimo de lucro que promueve el amor por la lectura.

Felicia Bond is the illustrator of numerous books for children. In addition to the If You Give . . . series, she has also illustrated, among other titles, Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown and Little Porcupine's Christmas by Joseph Slate. She's the author and illustrator of the Poinsettia books, The Day It Rained Hearts, The Halloween Play, and Tumble Bumble. An avid animal lover, reader, and cook, she lived for many years in New York and currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Felicia Bond ha ilustrado muchos libros para niños. Aparte de la conocida serie Si le das . . . , también ha ilustrado Big Red Barn por Margaret Wise Brown y Little Porcupine's Christmas por Joseph Slate. Es la autora e ilustradora de los libros Poinsettia: The Day It Rained Hearts, The Halloween Play y Tumble Bumble. Le encantan los animales, los libros al igual que cocinar. Vivió en Nueva York durante muchos años, y ahora vive en Austin, Texas, y Santa Fé, Nuevo México.

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Brief Biography

Hometown:
Brentwood, California
Date of Birth:
July 14, 1953
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, New York
Education:
B.F.A. with honors, Pratt Institute, 1975; attended Parsons College, 1975
Website:
http://www.lauranumeroff.com

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If You Give a Dog a Donut 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
1972bubblemike More than 1 year ago
Can't get enough of these If You Give... stories. Keep 'em coming!
rbryan22 More than 1 year ago
Our entire family loves this series and this one does not disappoint. My daughter bought it to give to her grandma because she is a huge fan also.