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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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The exuberant dog who first appeared in If You Give a Pig a Party now stars in his very own book in the beloved #1 New York Times bestselling If You Give... series!

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”

Overview

The exuberant dog who first appeared in If You Give a Pig a Party now stars in his very own book in the beloved #1 New York Times bestselling If You Give... series!

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!

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

Giving an exuberant dog a donut is only the first trigger in a magical sequence of events that keeps a canine owner busy and picture book readers surprised and amused.

Lisa Dugan

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.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060266837
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/04/2011
Series:
If You Give... Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
7,390
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 New York Times bestselling 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 lives in Los Angeles, California, and is involved with several children’s charities, including First Book. You can visit her online at www.lauranumeroff.com.

Felicia Bond is both writer and illustrator of Tumble Bumble, The Day It Rained Hearts, the Poinsettia books, and many others. She painted the art for numerous other award-winning books, including those in the much loved If You Give . . . series and the contemporary classic Big Red Barn. She lived for many years in New York and currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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.