Dozens of Doughnuts
A generous but increasingly put-upon bear makes batch after batch of doughnuts for her woodland friends without saving any for herself in this delightful debut picture book about counting, sharing, and being a good friend.LouAnn (a bear) is making a doughnut feast in preparation for her long winter's nap. But just before she takes the first bite, DING DONG! Her friend Woodrow (a woodchuck) drops by. LouAnn is happy to share her doughnuts, but as soon as she and Woodrow sit down to eat, DING DONG! Clyde (a raccoon) is at the door. One by one, LouAnn's friends come over--Topsy (an opossum) and then Moufette (a skunk) and then Chip and Chomp (chipmunks)--until it's one big party. LouAnn welcomes her surprise guests and makes batch after batch of doughnuts, always dividing them equally among her friends. But she makes one BIG miscalculation. Soon LouAnn's kitchen is bare, winter is near, and she's had nothing to eat at all!

Dozens of Doughnuts Details

TitleDozens of Doughnuts
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJul 21st, 2020
PublisherG.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
ISBN-139780525518358
Rating
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Animals, Food and Drink, Food

Dozens of Doughnuts Review

  • Dylan Teut
    January 1, 1970
    FINALLY! A book where friends do wrong and things are made right by a GENUINE APOLOGY. Rhyming flows well and what's not to love about Brianne Farley's illustrations?
  • Adam Blackman
    January 1, 1970
    Poor LuAnn just wants to fill her belly for winter, but every time she makes a new batch of doughnuts another friend pops in and she feels compelled to share. Great rhymes and repetition help to highlight her frustration and the colorful cast of secondary characters round out this sweet, funny story about sharing and friendship.
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  • Julie Rowan-Zoch
    January 1, 1970
    Doughnuts multiply in this perfect mathological read-aloud. Bound to become a snack-time favorite for everyone at the kitchen counter - in addition to the kitchen "counter"!
  • Carol Ekster
    January 1, 1970
    What a great interactive rhyming read-aloud! Kids will love it and the adorable illustrations. Parents and teachers will love the sweet theme of sharing.
  • Corey Schwartz
    January 1, 1970
    This is adorable! A perfect blend of humor and heart with fabulous illustrations!
  • Shelley
    January 1, 1970
    This exuberant read aloud is a delight from first bite to final crumb! You'll want dozens of doughnuts to accompany the dozens of times you're going to re-read this one. As the anticipatory text repeats, kids will be laughing and groaning along with LouAnn each time her doorbell rings, another friend arrives and her doughnuts divide. Brianne Farley's illustrations add to the humor and heart for a perfect picture book about friendship and sharing.
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  • Julie Hedlund
    January 1, 1970
    Such an adorable, fun book with perfect rhyme and sumptuous illustrations that will make you want to go get doughnuts immediately! Little ones will love rooting for LouAnn as the tension (and humor) builds. Perfect read-aloud.
  • Ari
    January 1, 1970
    Another picture book that my kid simply adores! It's incredibly fun and such a treat to read it to my son and see how happy it makes him - his giggles are precious!Generosity has usually two sides: you either feel generous or you are made to think you need to / have to be generous. And I am happy to find a book that tackles this particular subject. You see, I am that person that says "yes" to something in the rush of a moment and then I beat myself up for not standing up for my true self. And te Another picture book that my kid simply adores! It's incredibly fun and such a treat to read it to my son and see how happy it makes him - his giggles are precious!Generosity has usually two sides: you either feel generous or you are made to think you need to / have to be generous. And I am happy to find a book that tackles this particular subject. You see, I am that person that says "yes" to something in the rush of a moment and then I beat myself up for not standing up for my true self. And teaching kids to be generous all the while taking care of themselves and taking into account their own feelings and needs is really important. They need to know that the answers don't have to be just "yes" or "no". They can include words like "maybe", "yet", "but", "later" etc., they can be generous to others AND also to themselves.Life is balance and this book combines really well (balances, if you wish) the amusement of the situation and the importance of the lesson included between the lines.So, what we have here is a book about generosity, about friendship, about true self and the voice inside that needs to be heard over the rumble of expectations and other people's needs.--PS: The tone of the book is similar to A Loud Winter's Nap, s o you might want to check them both as they are so cute and funny!
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  • Carrie Charley Brown
    January 1, 1970
    A dozen reasons to love Dozens of Doughnuts: 1) Beauty of friendships are featured throughout the entire book. 2) A huge helping of heart is deeply rooted in the fact that it’s okay to host a variety of different emotions in friendships and life. 3) It’s a compassion-building experience in which kids will recognize the need for inclusion and 4) how to recognize when that’s gone wrong. 5) This naturally leads to and models forgiveness. 6) The rhyme is skilled and intricate, making for a fun readi A dozen reasons to love Dozens of Doughnuts: 1) Beauty of friendships are featured throughout the entire book. 2) A huge helping of heart is deeply rooted in the fact that it’s okay to host a variety of different emotions in friendships and life. 3) It’s a compassion-building experience in which kids will recognize the need for inclusion and 4) how to recognize when that’s gone wrong. 5) This naturally leads to and models forgiveness. 6) The rhyme is skilled and intricate, making for a fun reading experience and 7) fun surprises! Kids will instinctually repeat Lou Ann’s name every time the doorbell rings, which actually means 8) perfect page turns perked by curiosity and 9) a story arc that climbs with invested emotion. Kids will WANT Lou Ann to get her share of the doughnuts! (Even when she gets mad.) 10) The story provides a light-hearted way to springboard into teaching about hibernating animals and 11) internalize a love for reading through a desire to reread this story. 12) Doughnuts!
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  • Jamie Donahoe
    January 1, 1970
    LouAnn, preparing to hibernate, makes donuts, and more donuts, that she happily shares with her fellow woodland creatures... until the donuts are gone and her tummy is empty. A most unhappy state of affairs. True to form, her friends return to the rescue. This charming story will have children chanting along to fill in the missing rhyme - I caught myself every time! Dozens of Doughnuts is filled to the brim with details for readers to discover, making it an excellent choice for librarians, educa LouAnn, preparing to hibernate, makes donuts, and more donuts, that she happily shares with her fellow woodland creatures... until the donuts are gone and her tummy is empty. A most unhappy state of affairs. True to form, her friends return to the rescue. This charming story will have children chanting along to fill in the missing rhyme - I caught myself every time! Dozens of Doughnuts is filled to the brim with details for readers to discover, making it an excellent choice for librarians, educators and parents using a "Whole Book" approach to sharing it. There's much to discuss: cooking hibernation, friendship, sharing, making amends, and yes, math and nutrition. The rhyming text and delightful illustrations (LouAnn's expression as she collapses is priceless!) will make this a classic. Highly recommend.
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  • Elizabeth Volkmann
    January 1, 1970
    Finison's rhyming story of a friendly bear preparing one last "toasty, and tasty" treat before her long winter's sleep is cozy, colorful and full of playful surprises. This story has everything needed to engage young readers. Opportunities to: listen (to Finison's flawless rhyme); to look (at the rich colors and friendly rendering of forest critters created by Farley); to notice (hints of what critter will be next are cleverly placed); to learn (a bit of mathematics are woven into the disappeari Finison's rhyming story of a friendly bear preparing one last "toasty, and tasty" treat before her long winter's sleep is cozy, colorful and full of playful surprises. This story has everything needed to engage young readers. Opportunities to: listen (to Finison's flawless rhyme); to look (at the rich colors and friendly rendering of forest critters created by Farley); to notice (hints of what critter will be next are cleverly placed); to learn (a bit of mathematics are woven into the disappearing donuts!) and even to emotionally relate (the desire to be generous, the frustration at having been too generous and the need to apologize and make amends). All of this is baked up into a delicious story about - doughnuts! Yum!
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  • Rajani LaRocca
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely loved this adorable book about friendship, sharing, and doughnuts!! There's a sneaky math lesson (about division!) in there, as well. The rhyming text and super-sweet art will make this a favorite with kids and adults alike!
  • Ruth
    January 1, 1970
    Winter is coming, and LouAnn the bear is preparing to hibernate. She bakes up a batch of delicious doughnuts. But before she has a chance to bite into the first one…Ding-Dong! Woodrow the beaver shows up at her door, asking to share. LouAnn is happy to oblige. But just as she and Woodrow are digging in…Ding-Dong! It’s doughnut-lover Clyde the raccoon. And so it goes, with one woodland neighbor after another showing up for LouAnn’s doughnuts, until the bear is left hungry and angry, and collapses Winter is coming, and LouAnn the bear is preparing to hibernate. She bakes up a batch of delicious doughnuts. But before she has a chance to bite into the first one…Ding-Dong! Woodrow the beaver shows up at her door, asking to share. LouAnn is happy to oblige. But just as she and Woodrow are digging in…Ding-Dong! It’s doughnut-lover Clyde the raccoon. And so it goes, with one woodland neighbor after another showing up for LouAnn’s doughnuts, until the bear is left hungry and angry, and collapses in exhaustion, until…ding-dong, her friends come back to repay her kindness.This is Carrie Finison’s debut book, and everything about it is perfect. The text’s rhymes scan beautifully, with repetitions and surprises that will delight young audiences, and will reward repeat re-readings. LouAnn’s frustration builds up just long enough before she explodes, setting up a satisfying resolution and inviting conversations about the importance of not taking advantage of a friend’s generosity.Brianne Farley’s lively art, in gouache, colored pencil and charcoal, expresses the story’s mood beautifully. Readers will immediately grasp LouAnn’s changes in mood, and will love following clues planted in the pictures – the tail of the next arriving neighbor seen through the kitchen window, the growing pile of winter clothes on the coat rack beside the door, and the increasing mess on the counters. And the delectable variety of doughnuts depicted on the endpapers will leave everyone drooling for doughnuts of their own.This delicious story will leave readers satisfied – and hungry for Fineson’s next offering.
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  • Margie
    January 1, 1970
    By their very presence, respect is given to them by other animals. Their size is a definite factor as is their appetite for certain foods. That smaller versions of them have been fashioned into beloved stuffed toys for humans elevates the admiration given to them. This esteem which they've acquired helps to make them the perfect candidate for characters in stories.Two recent publications feature bears as a central character. Both protagonists supply a generous dose of humor.The second title, Doz By their very presence, respect is given to them by other animals. Their size is a definite factor as is their appetite for certain foods. That smaller versions of them have been fashioned into beloved stuffed toys for humans elevates the admiration given to them. This esteem which they've acquired helps to make them the perfect candidate for characters in stories.Two recent publications feature bears as a central character. Both protagonists supply a generous dose of humor.The second title, Dozens Of Doughnuts (Putnam, G. P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, July 21, 2020) written by Carrie Finison with illustrations by Brianne Farley is about a doughnut-loving bear getting ready for hibernation. Her kind heart, affection for cooking, and healthy taste for pastry become a huge problem. Sometimes generosity has its limits, however temporary they may be.My full recommendation: https://librariansquest.blogspot.com/...
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  • Carol Vanhook
    January 1, 1970
    All-around fun read and it's poetry! LouAnn is a big bear that lives in the forest. She has a to-do list before winter comes and she needs to hibernates. She wants to cook and eat some sweet treats - doughnuts! However, she is a bear that is well liked by all the other critters in the forest. And so, when good smells come from LuAnn's house, the critters come knocking! Bear is so willing to share to the point that there are simply no doughnuts left for herself. And her tummy is hungry! All of a All-around fun read and it's poetry! LouAnn is a big bear that lives in the forest. She has a to-do list before winter comes and she needs to hibernates. She wants to cook and eat some sweet treats - doughnuts! However, she is a bear that is well liked by all the other critters in the forest. And so, when good smells come from LuAnn's house, the critters come knocking! Bear is so willing to share to the point that there are simply no doughnuts left for herself. And her tummy is hungry! All of a sudden ROAR! Critters scatter quickly. She is grumpy and sleepy; of course, that is what bears do as winter approaches! So she must sleep hungry! But while she slumbers, the critters plan. What will they do when the big bear awakens? This book will delight readers of all ages! The illustrations are so sweet and funny! There are 24 delicious doughnuts on the front end-spread. And guess what happens to them on the back end pages? This is a great counting book. There are some nice activities sheets, weblinks, and recipes to go with this wonderful story on the author's webpage.
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  • Christy
    January 1, 1970
    A generous but increasingly put-upon bear makes batch after batch of doughnuts for her woodland friends without saving any for herself in this delightful debut picture book about counting, sharing, and being a good friend.LouAnn (a bear) is making a doughnut feast in preparation for her long winter's nap. But just before she takes the first bite, DING DONG! Her friend Woodrow (a woodchuck) drops by. LouAnn is happy to share her doughnuts, but as soon as she and Woodrow sit down to eat, DING DONG A generous but increasingly put-upon bear makes batch after batch of doughnuts for her woodland friends without saving any for herself in this delightful debut picture book about counting, sharing, and being a good friend.LouAnn (a bear) is making a doughnut feast in preparation for her long winter's nap. But just before she takes the first bite, DING DONG! Her friend Woodrow (a woodchuck) drops by. LouAnn is happy to share her doughnuts, but as soon as she and Woodrow sit down to eat, DING DONG! Clyde (a raccoon) is at the door. One by one, LouAnn's friends come over--Topsy (an opossum) and then Moufette (a skunk) and then Chip and Chomp (chipmunks)--until it's one big party. LouAnn welcomes her surprise guests and makes batch after batch of doughnuts, always dividing them equally among her friends. But she makes one BIG miscalculation. Soon LouAnn's kitchen is bare, winter is near, and she's had nothing to eat at all!
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  • Janet
    January 1, 1970
    I confess. I love bears in picture books. Something about them that is perfect for warm fuzzies mixed with problems. Dozens of Doughnuts is no exception. LouAnn works hard to make dozens of doughnuts in preparation for her winter slumber, but as her friends drop in, they eat them all leaving nothing for LouAnn! What's a bear to do when she has no supplies left?This book even teaches a bit of math for younglings learning to divide . . . all through pictures. The rhyme is fun. The characters are f I confess. I love bears in picture books. Something about them that is perfect for warm fuzzies mixed with problems. Dozens of Doughnuts is no exception. LouAnn works hard to make dozens of doughnuts in preparation for her winter slumber, but as her friends drop in, they eat them all leaving nothing for LouAnn! What's a bear to do when she has no supplies left?This book even teaches a bit of math for younglings learning to divide . . . all through pictures. The rhyme is fun. The characters are full of, well, character, and the images are adorable. I'm a big fan, and I definitely recommend it! A perfect picture book. :)
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  • Lindsay Metcalf
    January 1, 1970
    Yes! Such a great rhyming story with fallible characters who still show much love. LouAnn gives so much of herself to please and welcome her friends, and just when she breaks, her friends come to her rescue. The rhymes are perfect but not plodding, constructed with a predictable surprise that will delight children with every page turn. Plus there's some sneaky math! Brianne Farley's doughnut illustrations are delicious—my son and I loved the end papers where we both found our favorite kinds. DOZ Yes! Such a great rhyming story with fallible characters who still show much love. LouAnn gives so much of herself to please and welcome her friends, and just when she breaks, her friends come to her rescue. The rhymes are perfect but not plodding, constructed with a predictable surprise that will delight children with every page turn. Plus there's some sneaky math! Brianne Farley's doughnut illustrations are delicious—my son and I loved the end papers where we both found our favorite kinds. DOZENS OF DOUGHNUTS is the perfect kind of picture book: great for repeated lap reads or for story-time fun.
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  • Teresa
    January 1, 1970
    In pitch-perfect rhyme, readers get introduced to the kind-hearted (and talented) bear LouAnn whose friends blithely take advantage of her willingness to share even as she is busy getting ready for hibernation. Readers empathize with the increasing frustrations of poor LouAnn and revel in a satisfying conclusion as everything ends happily for big-hearted bear and all her forest friends. The illustrations beautifully enhance this ROARingly fun book that you and the kids will want to read over and In pitch-perfect rhyme, readers get introduced to the kind-hearted (and talented) bear LouAnn whose friends blithely take advantage of her willingness to share even as she is busy getting ready for hibernation. Readers empathize with the increasing frustrations of poor LouAnn and revel in a satisfying conclusion as everything ends happily for big-hearted bear and all her forest friends. The illustrations beautifully enhance this ROARingly fun book that you and the kids will want to read over and over!
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  • Heather Gallagher
    January 1, 1970
    A delightful read aloud about one of my favourite topics - food! With perfect rhyme, Finison has created a heart-felt but funny story about a bear cooking up doughnuts. I love the anticipation when the doorbell rings and you need to turn the page to find out which rascally critter is going to demand their share of doughnuts. And then our main character, bear and head chef, LouAnn misses out. Poor LouAnn. But her friends figure out how to fix the problem and LouAnn DOES get her doughnuts in time A delightful read aloud about one of my favourite topics - food! With perfect rhyme, Finison has created a heart-felt but funny story about a bear cooking up doughnuts. I love the anticipation when the doorbell rings and you need to turn the page to find out which rascally critter is going to demand their share of doughnuts. And then our main character, bear and head chef, LouAnn misses out. Poor LouAnn. But her friends figure out how to fix the problem and LouAnn DOES get her doughnuts in time for her winter sleep.
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  • Joana Pastro
    January 1, 1970
    This book written in rhyme is deliciously funny and heartwarming. Follow the adorable LouAnn as she prepares dozens of doughnuts to share with her impromptu guests. Sharing plays a big part in friendship, but sometimes it might not work as well as planned. The ending is sure to tug on your heartstrings. This is a great addition to any bookshelf, a cute story and a great math teaching opportunity for parents and teachers. Talk about making math extra fun! Brianne Farley’s beautiful art perfectly This book written in rhyme is deliciously funny and heartwarming. Follow the adorable LouAnn as she prepares dozens of doughnuts to share with her impromptu guests. Sharing plays a big part in friendship, but sometimes it might not work as well as planned. The ending is sure to tug on your heartstrings. This is a great addition to any bookshelf, a cute story and a great math teaching opportunity for parents and teachers. Talk about making math extra fun! Brianne Farley’s beautiful art perfectly complements the story. A must read for sure!
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  • Melanie Ellsworth
    January 1, 1970
    DOZENS OF DOUGHNUTS is so delightful, particularly as a read aloud. The rhythm and rhyme flow seamlessly, and children will get a kick out of the missing rhyme word as LouAnn, the bear, keeps getting interrupted in her hibernation preparation. The various names of the forest animals who stop by to eat LouAnn's doughnuts are hilarious and will have both the grownups and kids laughing out loud. This book is funny and full of heart, a joy to read. While LouAnn gets frustrated and grumpy (like any o DOZENS OF DOUGHNUTS is so delightful, particularly as a read aloud. The rhythm and rhyme flow seamlessly, and children will get a kick out of the missing rhyme word as LouAnn, the bear, keeps getting interrupted in her hibernation preparation. The various names of the forest animals who stop by to eat LouAnn's doughnuts are hilarious and will have both the grownups and kids laughing out loud. This book is funny and full of heart, a joy to read. While LouAnn gets frustrated and grumpy (like any of us!), themes of kindness, generosity, and community shine through the book.
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  • Hope Lim
    January 1, 1970
    DOZENS OF DOUGHNUTS is such a sweet story about sharing and caring. LouAnn bakes doughnuts before she embarks on her winter nap, but her peaceful time is interrupted by unexpected visitors who all want a doughnut. LouAnn heartily shares her doughnuts until she has no more. The subsequent turn of events shows readers what sharing and caring can do, making readers cheer for LouAnn and all of her visitors. Carrie Finison’s wonderful rhyming pairs perfectly with the tender and sweet illustrations, c DOZENS OF DOUGHNUTS is such a sweet story about sharing and caring. LouAnn bakes doughnuts before she embarks on her winter nap, but her peaceful time is interrupted by unexpected visitors who all want a doughnut. LouAnn heartily shares her doughnuts until she has no more. The subsequent turn of events shows readers what sharing and caring can do, making readers cheer for LouAnn and all of her visitors. Carrie Finison’s wonderful rhyming pairs perfectly with the tender and sweet illustrations, capturing the reader’s attention until the last page.
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  • Andrew
    January 1, 1970
    In preparation for hibernation, LouAnn has baked a dozen doughnuts to feast upon. Everything's going smoothly until her critter friends keep stopping by; and LouAnn doesn't want to be a bad host! But the more doughnuts she makes, the more her friends eat them, and now she's getting grumpy! Will LouAnn be able to have a snack before her long winter's nap? Dozens of Doughnuts is fun and adorable, and might make you a bit hungry, too!
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  • Sara Fajardo
    January 1, 1970
    The perfect read for the doughnut lover in all of us. The vivid illustrations bring this delightful story to life. Infused with a dash of math, catchy rhyme, and an expressive bear that will capture your heart. You can feel bear's frustration mount with each new ring of the doorbell and the arrival of new guests. The ending deftly circles back to the beginning and is a lovely snapshot of what friendship is all about.
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  • Laurie
    January 1, 1970
    This book reminded me of the fun and excitement that I felt reading LITTLE BLUE TRUCK. DOZENS OF DOUGHNUTS has it all - adorable cast of characters, a delicious problem, and opportunities to discuss math concepts with a range of age levels. My third grader did the multiplication and my kindergartner loved counting by 1's. This book is one that we will read over and over again in my house. A perfect story for anyone who loves doughnuts - with or without sharing!
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  • Anna Crowley Redding
    January 1, 1970
    The comfort enclosed in this book: scenes of fall, sugary sweet comfort food, and preparations for a long winter's nap. Reading this book is like stepping into a hug, especially with its message of sharing, friendship, and how to take care of each other by making sure everyone has enough. Dozens of doughnuts is a beautifully illustrated book with a story that will be added to your child's "repeat" pile. Fair Warning: This book is best devoured with a doughnut.
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  • Kjersten
    January 1, 1970
    LouAnn the bear bakes up dozens of doughnuts to prepare herself for winter only to share them all away. But her friends do the math, realize their mistake, and bake up some more. Dozens of Doughnuts is a cozy and funny story about sharing, taking care of one another, baking, and making things right after you’ve made a mistake—all with a subtle math lesson too! Pitch-perfect rhyme and deliciously colorful illustrations add to an all-around delightful read.
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  • Kirsten
    January 1, 1970
    I missed National Doughnut Day this year, but I certainly didn't want to miss this delightful book. Carrie Finison's rhyming read aloud is perfect for storytime with its timeless theme of sharing. Yet it also easily fits into the math curriculum. Reading the illustrations, young children can see how the friends divide up the doughnuts into equal shares -- first two sets of six, then three sets of four, etc. This delicious book is wonderful for fans of THE COOKIE FIASCO.
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  • Kelly Carey
    January 1, 1970
    I dare you to read this book and not immediately crave a doughnut and a desire to read it again!A generous bear with a doorbell that keeps ringing ends up with an unplanned doughnut party and no doughnuts left for winter. Every time that “ding dong” sound rings out, kids will laugh and roll their eyes! Poor Lou Ann the bear! A fun and colorful book that can spur a great discussion on sharing – it can have limits!
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