The Donut Chef

The Donut Chef

by Bob Staake


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In this tasty tale, a baker hangs out his sign on a small street, and soon the line for his donuts stretches down the block. But it's not long before the competition arrives and a delectable battle of the bakers ensues.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375844034
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 09/09/2008
Series: A Golden Classic Series
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.86(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

BOB STAAKE's 2006 Golden Book The Red Lemon was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year. In addition to his work with Random House, Bob's titles include Mary Had a Little Lamp (Bloomsbury), Look! A Book! (Little Brown), and Cars, Galore (Candlewick).

Besides his work in children's publishing, Bob's illustrations have also been seen on several popular New Yorker covers, including the 11/17/08 "Reflection" cover that is officially the most popular New Yorker cover of all time. In 2008, Bob was the recipient of Time magazine's Best Magazine Cover award.

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Donut Chef 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
ahernandez91 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"The Donut Chef" is about a chef who opens a donut shop, Donut Land, but then is caught up in severe competition when another donut shop opened right next door to his. He loses sight of his true passion, which is making donuts when he is in a competition feud with his chef neighbor. The chefs begin making all sorts of crazy shaped donuts with odd flavors, which customers were not satisfied with. When a little girl walked into Donut Land asking for a glazed donut, the donut chef came back to his senses and turned his shop back into a simple donut shop.
shelf-employed on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Who would ever think that a picture book about unbridled capitalism, rampant consumerism, and aggressive marketing could be a hit? But it is!In The Donut Chef, a baker is surprised and threatened by a competitor who opens up shop on the same street."Indeed, with two shops on the block,Both selling donuts round the clock,Well, people asked - you might have guessed -'Whose donuts are the very best?''The fierce competition for customers leads to drastically reduced costs and an explosion of new flavors,"If one chef dropped his donut cost,The next would add more chocolate frost!If one would scram, 'Buy two, get three!'The other yelled, 'But mine are FREE!'They made new flavors, quite bizarre,Like Cherry-Frosted Lemon Bar,And Peanut-Brickle Buttermilk,And Gooey Cocoa-Mocha Silk!"In the end, it takes "little Debbie Sue, a teeny girl, just barely two," to bring the baker and his customers back to their senses!This book has potential to be used in more ways than one. It's a fun choice for storytime, it's a humorous introduction to the free enterprise system, it's an inspiration to young artists, and it's a testament to the artistic possibilities of a program as simple and readily-available as Adobe PhotoShop.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Summer79 More than 1 year ago
lots of silly rhymes and fun pictures with all kinds of small details. My 2 1/2 year old girl loves this book!