Apr 242013
 

Goodreads Synopsis:

Donuts is a fairy tale with a modern day appeal. Meet Merl, a plucky, young squirrel who makes his home in a vast wilderness where all the trees have been cut to the ground. When Merl finds the very last acorn, he makes an extraordinary wish, resulting in one final oak tree sprouting. However, Merl’s wish is far from granted when the tree’s sprawling branches fail to bloom one single nut. A visit to a park turns Merl’s world upside down and his tree will never be the same. This is a majestic and poignant tale that exemplifies the beauty of loyalty in the friendship that grows between a squirrel and his tree. Donuts will touch the hearts of readers and make the most ardent cynic, smile. Stunning illustrations and melodic rhyming text make this enchanting adventure a memorable read.

Hott Review

This is cute book, of that there is no doubt but it’s missing something special for me to tout. I’m not sure what it lacks I just know, while it’s good it’s just not the smack!

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Author: Julia Dweck, Adam Duff (Illustrator)
Source: Free Read
Grade: B
Ages: 4+

Author Bio:

Julia writes children’s stories for digital and traditional publication. Her stories span the spectrum of humor, fantasy, and edutainment in rhyme and in prose. Julia’s background in elementary education affords her the opportunity to be in touch with what children want to read about and what makes them giggle. Julia collaborates with some of the leading artists in the world of children’s literature. Julia is also a designer of educational adjuncts for children’s literature, and has worked with such notable publishing houses as Penguin Young Readers.

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  One Response to “Review: Donuts”

  1. I read this book and love Julia’s work. I thought it was cute and the illustrations are darling. Thanks so much for your review and hard work. I wanted to rate your reviews like you mentioned above (I love them and your site) but when I clicked on the links I couldn’t figure out how to rate them?

    Paul R. Hewlett

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