Invasion of the Ufonuts (Hardcover)
The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805090758, 128pp.
Publication Date: February 25, 2014
Arnie finds himself in trouble when his neighbor, Loretta Schmoretta, begins telling news reporters that she was the victim of an alien abduction. And not just any aliens—alien doughnuts from outer spastry, who will continue the abductions until people stop eating doughnuts! Although Arnie thinks this is a ridiculous story, he notices that everyone is treating him differently, as if he is an alien doughnut rather than just a doughnut-dog. And then Arnie gets abducted! Arnie must think fast in order to rescue his fellow doughnuts and the townspeople from the alien invaders. The slapstick shenanigans continue in this hilarious second book in Laurie Keller's Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut series. This title has Common Core connections.
A Christy Ottaviano Book
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 Invasion of the Ufonuts: The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut…
“A bowling tournament gives the rolling raconteur introduced in the 2003 picture book Arnie the Doughnut fresh scope for wisecracks and wild misadventures. . . . Like triumphant Mr. Bing, Keller walks off with a ‘Stiffy Stu McShiny' award for this yummy chapter-book series opener.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review on Bowling Alley Bandit
“Keller shrewdly targets hesitant readers with an abundance of goofy comedy.” —Publishers Weekly, 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 on Arnie, the Doughnut
“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