The Great Doughnut Parade
By Rebecca Bond
(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Hardcover, 9780618777051, 40pp.)
Publication Date: September 2007
Categories: Humorous Stories
Just where is small Billy going? Why does he have a doughnut tied to his belt? Does he know he is being followed by, first, a hen (with a cluck, cluck, cluck), then a cat (all quiet and slinky), and, farther down Main Street, a band . . . and firemen? Then sign painters . . . brick layers . . . even cloud catchers! Author/illustrator Rebecca Bond reveals the truly marvelous things that can happen when a doughnut is tied up with string.
The poetic text reads well aloud
watercolor figures are fluid and dynamic
talented, but this is not her best effort.
School Library Journal
"Preschoolers will enjoy the simple rhyme and the lively ink-and-watercolor pictures of the uproarious parade..." Booklist 10/01/07 Booklist, ALA
"Bond's...watercolors are kinetic and limber...Children will have fun tracing the promenaders' progress in Bond's lively excursion." PW Starred 9/24/07 Publishers Weekly, Starred
"Bond's delicate watercolors, and her nicely rhyming lines, make this a striking debut effort." Orlando Sentinel, 11/25/07 Orlando Sentinel