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The Great Doughnut Parade

3.01 of 5 stars 3.01  ·  rating details  ·  72 ratings  ·  16 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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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.
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
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.
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.

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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.
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.
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
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.
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
a cute book about a boy who unknowingly starts a parade. the illustrations are excellent! another book I'd like to frame pages from.
fun gathering-in book. Child unwittingly assembles a parade of interest over his doughnut when all he wants is peace and quiet.
A young boy ties a doughnut to a string and everyone in town starts following him, creating a parade through town.
Gwen the Librarian
Fun text and concept with lots of fun things to look at in the illustrations. Lost one star for awkward pacing.
Short but very funny, written in wonderful rhyme.
Horrible. Can't even believe it was published.
Really rich language, fun drawings, creative.
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