The Donut Chef

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Golden Book, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
IN THIS DELICIOUS tale, a baker hangs out his shingle on a small street, and soon, the line for his doughnuts stretches down the block. But it’s not long before the competition arrives and a battle of the bakers ensues. In the competitive frenzy, both bakers’ doughnuts become “quite bizarre, like Cherry-Frosted Lemon Bar, and Peanut-Brickle Buttermilk, or Gooey Coca- Mocha Silk!” Some are not even very tasty: “Donuts made with huckleberry (don’t be scared, they’re kind of hairy).” One day, Debbie Sue, just barely two, enters the bakery, and searches in vain for her favorite doughnut, where “the choice of donuts left her dazed. Said Debbie Sue, “But I want . . . glazed.” A fun lesson in keeping it simple in which our hero chef decides to go back to the basics, and wins over the whole town.

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User Review  - mferaci - LibraryThing

The Donut Chef is about a donut chef who opens up a donut shop in town. Once the business becomes successful, another donut shop opens up next door and the owners compete against each other to prove ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nijania - LibraryThing

The Donut Chef by Bob Staake tells a story about two conpetitors trying to attract customers. The internal message in the story is that sometimes simple is better. The more that we try and complicate things the more problems that we have. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Bob Staake, who grew up reading Golden Books, is a former political cartoonist, a highly successful commercial artist, and the creator of several critically acclaimed books for children. He has illustrated several recent New Yorker covers, and his 2006 Golden Book, The Red Lemon, was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year. He lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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