The Spinny Icky Showdown (Hardcover)
The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805090741, 128pp.
Publication Date: November 10, 2015
Now that Arnie has conquered the bowling alley and the planet Ufonut, he's back for another round of wild adventures. This time the venue is a traveling television game show (in the spirit of WIPEOUT!) that comes to town. Arnie, Peezo, and their buddies can't wait to participate in the crazy obstacle course. But Arnie and his crew are in for a challenge once they learn what they are up against—do they stand a chance against Nick Pumpernickel? (Also known as The Pumpernator!) Let the games begin!
This title has Common Core connections.
About the Author
Laurie Keller is the acclaimed author-illustrator of Do Unto Otters, Arnie, the Doughnut, The Scrambled States of America, and Open Wide: Tooth School Inside, among numerous others. She grew up in Muskegon, Michigan, and always loved to draw, paint and write stories. She earned a B.F.A. at Kendall College of Art and Design, then worked at Hallmark as a greeting card illustrator for seven-and-a-half years, until one night she got an idea for a children’s book. She quit her job, moved to New York City, and soon had published her first book. She loved living in New York, but she has now returned to her home state, where she lives in a little cottage in the woods on the shore of Lake Michigan.
Praise For The Spinny Icky Showdown: The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut…
“* Arnie the doughnut returns in a 'who-donut' chapter book that will appeal to fans of Dav Pilkey's Captain Underpants and Lincoln Peirce's Big Nate series.” —School Library Journal, starred review on Bowling Alley Bandit
“* A yummy chapter-book series opener.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review on Bowling Alley Bandit
“* Arnie takes destiny into his own hands with vastly entertaining results.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review on Arnie, the Doughnut
“Laurie Keller is a goofball. She's a genius. She's a goofball and a genius.” —The New York Times Book Review on Arnie, the Doughnut
“Keller gives ‘pet food' a new meaning in this savory outing. . . . So deliciously silly is this confection that few readers will pass up second helpings.” —Kirkus Reviews on Arnie, the Doughnut
“Good for a belly laugh.” —Newsday on Arnie, the Doughnut
“Arnie is one of the cleverest and funniest books I've seen in a long time.” —BookPage
“Packed with fun and sprinkled with so many illustrative and humorous asides.” —Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN on Arnie, the Doughnut
“In picture books, usually only dogs are as funny as this. Keller doesn't miss a trick.” —San Diego Union Tribune on Arnie, the Doughnut
“Keller's riotous collages . . . which are filled with gleeful puns, winning characters, and over-the-top silliness, are as manic and fun as a sugar high.” —Booklist on Arnie, the Doughnut
“Off-the-wall humor and zany artwork.” —Seattle Post Intelligencer on Arnie, the Doughnut