The third Perfect Picture Book Friday of every month is pretty special. Many times, I feature one of the books by our Will Write for Cookies author. Tomorrow we will be welcoming the lovely Pat Miller…so today, I’m turning the spotlight on her latest book which launched THIS MONTH!!! And GUESS WHAT??? One lucky person will WIN THEIR VERY OWN COPY!!! Just leave a comment on this post telling me what other topic you’d love to see a nonfiction picture book written about. What would kids love to read about? Pat certainly picked a great subject that would appeal to all children and adults!
The Hole Story of the Doughnut
Written by Pat Miller
Illustrated by Vincent X. Kirsch
Publisher: HMH (2016)
Themes: Doughnuts, American history, ingenuity
“In 1843, fourteen-year-old Hanson Gregory left his family home in Rockport, Maine, and set sail as a cabin boy on the schooner Achorn, looking for high-stakes adventure on the high seas. Little did he know that a boatload of hungry sailors, coupled with his knack for creative problem-solving, would yield one of the world’s most prized and beloved pastries.
Lively and inventive cut-paper illustrations add a taste of whimsy to this sweet, fact-filled story that includes an extensive bibliography, author’s note, and timeline.
“Few remember the master mariner Hanson Crockett Gregory, though he was bold and bright.
But the pastry he invented more than 166 years ago is eaten daily by doughnut lovers everywhere.
This is his story.”
Why I like this book:
- The story is about a fascinating piece of history and the author deftly draws in both reader and listener. I couldn’t put it down!
- The illustrations are full of fun and very kid-friendly.
- Great read-aloud…the recommendation says for ages 6-9, but younger kids would love it also!
- Parents and teachers can use this story as a springboard for discussion about creativity and how people come up with new ideas.
Photo courtesy: http://allrecipes.com
Click here for detailed instructions – Thank you to Stephy for a super easy recipe that kids would love to help with…just make sure the little ones are nowhere around when you are deep frying.
This post is part of a series for parents and teachers called Perfect Picture Book Fridays hosted by Susanna Leonard Hill. Click on her link and find lots of other picture book suggestions with summaries and activities.
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I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, dear friends and readers. And make sure you come back tomorrow.
WILL WRITE FOR COOKIES