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The Great Doughnut Parade

3.13  ·  Rating Details  ·  87 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
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 marvelou ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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VegasGal
Jun 01, 2011 VegasGal rated it it was ok
Shelves: children, read-2011
Why is a doughnut attached to a string dangling from this kid? Couldn't the author have explained that in the beginning?!
I think the back flap of this book explained the intended concept of this book better than the actual story did.
Olivia
Aug 14, 2015 Olivia rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
What a fun book! In the spirit of Dr. Seuss, Rebecca Bond takes the reader on a journey in The Great Doughnut Parade - what happens when something starts small and grows bigger and bigger? It becomes a giant parade, which all started with a little doughnut.

I really love this book for many reasons; one, is that it’s just fun to read - some books are tricky to get the words out - especially at the end of a long day of parenting! But, the rhymes in this book flow perfectly well, and there are no g
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midnightfaerie
Jan 10, 2014 midnightfaerie rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens
A book my 6 yr old as well as my twin 3 yr olds loved. A solid reading level 1 book, this cute story keeps all ages engaged with the bright colorful pictures and cute story. A great addition to any children's library.
The Library Lady
Oct 09, 2007 The Library Lady rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-books
Cute idea. But somehow it doesn't gel. The rhythm of the verse is uneven and some of the rhymes don't work. The art looks sort of washed out--it's reminiscent of old 40s/50s art, but without its charm. Disappointing.
Sarah
Mar 07, 2015 Sarah rated it it was ok
This is about a boy who starts a town parade by dragging a doughnut...which is a fun idea. My students will be distracted from the story because the girl who joins in is only in her underwear in the inside pages, while the rest of the townspeople are fully clothed. It also seems odd since the cover illustration shows her with a top on that is not shown in the inside illustrations.
Mary
In this rhyming story, a little boy ties a doughnut to his belt. This doughnut starts an immense parade of creatures and people who all follow him through town. He has no idea that there is anyone following him, and when he suddenly stops, everyone comes crashing down on top of one another and are unable to continue. Unaware, the little boy continues on and arrives at his destination by the pond where he sits in the grass and enjoys eating the doughnut that began a parade.

The people following hi
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Marissa García
Nov 11, 2014 Marissa García rated it really liked it
Shelves: humorous, food
The simple premise makes for a delightful parade of fun.
Laura
Nov 08, 2011 Laura rated it it was ok
Shelves: children-s, 2011, picture
This book just doesn't quite work. WHY is Billy walking around with a doughnut tied to his belt with a string?! The rhymes are uneven and the story is a bit manic in parts. The watercolors are lovely but it doesn't quite make up for a weak text. Appropriate for K - grade 2; this is one I will skip for the elementary collection.
Caitlin
Oct 29, 2013 Caitlin rated it really liked it
Whimsical and fun with varying rhymes.
People that don't like the way it reads aloud don't know how to read poetry. It's not supposed to be sing-song like Dr. Seuss, which is what makes it lovely. If this is difficult to read for some, I'm assuming they have never attempted a sonnet before.
Zaidee
Dec 01, 2014 Zaidee rated it really liked it
Z thought this book was hysterical
Heather
Jul 26, 2011 Heather rated it it was ok
Shelves: from-library
26 months - great idea for a book, i love the idea of an accidental improptu parade causes by a dangling soughnut but neither the writing nor the illustrations seemed to make this successful.
Mackenzie Raatz
Apr 13, 2014 Mackenzie Raatz rated it it was amazing
This book is humorous! Children will love to read this book and the oblivion the young boy had. You can do a response activity to using your gifts that can "attract" others to you.
Jill
Aug 17, 2010 Jill rated it it was ok
I was disappointed in this book as parts would read well then others didn't. The idea was fun, but wasn't exiquited as well as I hoped.
Tara Carpenter
Aug 08, 2011 Tara Carpenter rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
a cute book about a boy who unknowingly starts a parade. the illustrations are excellent! another book I'd like to frame pages from.
Angela
May 13, 2009 Angela rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
fun gathering-in book. Child unwittingly assembles a parade of interest over his doughnut when all he wants is peace and quiet.
Kim
Jul 19, 2010 Kim rated it liked it
Shelves: picture, string
A young boy ties a doughnut to a string and everyone in town starts following him, creating a parade through town.
Gwen the Librarian
Nov 05, 2007 Gwen the Librarian rated it really liked it
Shelves: picturebooks
Fun text and concept with lots of fun things to look at in the illustrations. Lost one star for awkward pacing.
Misty
Nov 24, 2009 Misty rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-for-boys
Short but very funny, written in wonderful rhyme.
Martha
Jun 02, 2009 Martha rated it did not like it
Horrible. Can't even believe it was published.
KMC
Jun 30, 2009 KMC rated it really liked it
Really rich language, fun drawings, creative.
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