"An energetic romp through a young boy's comedic quest and a warmly told tale of youth and family...The black-and-white line drawings by Meaghan Tosi, the author's daughter, are delightful, featuring images that employ the same humorous exaggeration and mock-serious tone that pervade the text."
"Packed with family shenanigans (his twin brothers could give Artemis Fowl a run for top evil mastermind), the terror of girl/boy relationships in upper elementary school, a seemingly unending string of disasters and mistaken intentions, and even an appearance on reality TV courtroom show, Six Thousand Doughnuts is sure to have readers laughing out loud and cringing in sympathy as Abe pursues his prize."
-The Fairview Review
"This would be a fun book for parents or classrooms to read out loud to one another. ...it's full of fun, over-the-top (yet still entirely realistic) scenarios."
-Shooting Stars Mag
"Packs all sorts of humor, while addressing some everyday problems like siblings, sharing, classmates, first crushes, and...well, all those small things which make life difficult in middle grade."
-Bookworm for Kids
"All in all, a charming tale with a curious storyline, a varied cast of characters to love, and a delicious conclusion that definitely does not disappoint!"
-Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
"This book has everything and it's a kid-friendly chapter book. Boys and girls would both enjoy this fun book."
-Life Is What It's Called
"This book isn't just about math. Abe is a fifth grader and is discovering his own feelings for a girl for the first time. Yup, it is a coming of age story too but it is hilarious."
-Crafty Moms Share"
"A wildly entertaining illustrated chapter book for anyone who loves to be amused and doesn't mind a little madness."
-Icefairy's Treasure Chest
Chaos ensues when a young boy believes he’s uncovered a loophole that entitles him to thousands of doughnuts for pennies on the dollar in Thomas Tosi’s middle-grade book.
Personal space and possessions can be difficult to find in a large family, and New Hampshire fifth grader Abe Mitchell sometimes finds the situation stifling. He just wants something that he can truly call his own, and one day, he thinks he’s found just the thing when his father wins a coupon for a free doughnut from the local Sweetly Crisp doughnut shop. Abe believes that because the coupon claims its cash equivalent is 1/20 of a cent, then he should be able to use it—along with $3, which he received from his younger sister Peg—to buy a grand total of 6,000 doughnuts. His attempt to cash in on his scheme results in a food fight, perhaps started by his crush Marlene, that results in unexpected fame and a comically tense standoff with Marlene’s father, the grumpy owner of the doughnut shop. Determined to claim his thousands of doughnuts, Abe later sets his sights on the Judge Sally Rules show to get justice, but things may not pan out the way he wants. Throughout the narrative, Thomas Tosi weaves in comic shenanigans involving other members of Abe’s large family; for example, his twin older brothers attempt to cash in on a viral video of their older cousin, a would-be lawyer who speaks with a Southern twang, which shows her being hit by a doughnut during the food fight. In a side plot, Tosi sweetly develops the relationship between Abe and Peg, who struggles with a lack of self-confidence and lives in the shadow of her four older siblings. The black-and-white line drawings by Meaghan Tosi, the author’s daughter, are delightful, featuring images that employ the same humorous exaggeration and mock-serious tone that pervade the text.
An energetic romp through a young boy’s comedic quest and a warmly told tale of youth and family.