The Spinny Icky Showdown (Hardcover)

The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut

By Laurie Keller, Laurie Keller (Illustrator)

Henry Holt & Company, 9780805090741, 128pp.

Publication Date: November 10, 2015

List Price: 12.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


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, The Scrambled States of America, Open Wide: Tooth School Inside, and Bowling Alley Bandit and Invasion of the Ufonots, Books One and Two in the Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut series. Arnie, the Doughnut was an off-Broadway musical. Laurie Keller lives on the shore of Lake Michigan.

Praise For The Spinny Icky Showdown: The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut

Praise for Bowling Alley Bandit:

* "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 * "A yummy chapter-book series opener." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review  Praise for Arnie, the Doughnut:A Chicago Tribune precinct pick for the holidays
A New York Times Book Review Notable Book
A Publishers Weekly Editor's Pick
A Publishers Weekly Best Children Books 2003
A Publishers Weekly Tastiest-and Most Well-Rounded-Title Character Award

* "Arnie takes destiny into his own hands with vastly entertaining results." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Laurie Keller is a goofball. She’s a genius. She’s a goofball and a genius." —The New York Times Book Review

"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

"Good for a belly laugh." —Newsday

"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

"In picture books, usually only dogs are as funny as this. Keller doesn’t miss a trick." —San Diego Union Tribune

"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

"Off-the-wall humor and zany artwork." —Seattle Post Intelligencer