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

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

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:
23,274
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

A New York Times bestselling children's book author, Laura Numeroff is best known for the series based on her book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.

Other favorites in the series include If You Take a Mouse to the Movies, which was on the New York Times Children's Best Seller list for five months—nine weeks at number one; If You Give a Pig a Pancake, which was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show three times and was recommended by Oprah's first kids' book club; and If You Give a Dog a Donut, If You Give a Pig a Party, If You Give a Moose a Muffin, as well as many other favorites.

When not writing, Laura takes French lessons, reads to children in hospitals, and considers herself a book and movie fanatic. She is also an avid animal lover.

Felicia Bond is the illustrator of numerous books for children, including the internationally bestselling books in the If You Give . . . series that started with the beloved If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.

Other favorites in the series include If You Take a Mouse to the Movies, which was on the New York Times Children's Best Seller list for five months—nine weeks at number one; If You Give a Pig a Pancake, which was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show three times and was recommended by Oprah's first kids' book club; and If You Give a Dog a Donut, If You Give a Pig a Party, If You Give a Moose a Muffin, as well as many other favorites.

Felicia is also the author and illustrator of the Poinsettia books, The Day It Rained HeartsThe Halloween Play, and Tumble Bumble. She 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.