The case of the missing donut

by McGhee, Alison, 1960-

Format: Print Book 2013
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"...this tale of doughnut perfidy takes the cake." - The New York Times

The sheriff and his deputy dog have been charged with a mission: to bring a dozen donuts home safely. All seems to be going well until the young sheriff peeks inside the box to check on the tasty treats. They're practically calling his name, and in the blink of an eye (and with just a few nibbles), a donut disappears! Wherever could that missing donut be? Luckily, this is one mystery the sheriff and his deputy are sure to bring to a close.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Everyone knows lawmen love a good donut. Even, apparently, when they are pint-size, shorts-wearing little boys with a sheriff badge taped to their hat. Along with his trusty deputy dog, this sheriff has a mission: TO BRING A DOZEN DONUTS SAFELY HOME. But there's trouble a-brewing. Halfway home, the sheriff checks the donuts' condition and is dismayed. Was that one a little smushed? Yes. It certainly was. The sheriff tries nibbling it a bit to even it out, and then more to even that out, and pretty soon: UH-OH. DONUT DOWN! Indeed it is our hero who is the culprit, and as he walks through town, everyone seems to know what he has done. Perceptive readers, though, will already be giggling the sheriff's face is covered with powdered sugar. McGhee firmly situates us in the place of the panicked perpetrator with just enough curt dialogue to give the proceedings a hard-boiled feel. Roxas' graphite-and-digital illustrations cleverly play the opposite way, depicting a sunny, happy neighborhood hardly the crime scene the sheriff envisions. A tasty treat.--Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "McGhee (Someday) is in fine form as she creates a knowing, Western-style narrative voice to accompany the "sheriff" (a small boy in a 10-gallon hat) and his "deputy" (a mutt with a kerchief) when they're sent down the street for a dozen doughnuts. "Better take a look-see, Deputy," says the sheriff as he checks his precious cargo, and his willpower starts to crumble. The powdered donut-the sheriff's favorite-might be "a little smushed." When his attempts to "even it up" turn into eating the whole thing ("Uh-oh! Donut down!"), his sugar-dusted cheeks betray his deed to everyone he passes. Their casual remarks jack up the tension: "I see it's an excellent day for donuts," his friend Kareem observes. Debut illustrator Roxas's pencil and digital drawings lay out the action clearly, drawing little attention to themselves as they dwell on the glossy splendor of the donuts. The sheriff's unease as he discovers that his secret misdeed is known to all is like a gleeful reworking of Hitchcockian paranoia-with as many giggles as a donut has sprinkles. Ages 3-6. Agent: Holly McGhee, Pippin Properties. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Doughnuts -- Juvenile fiction.
Doughnuts -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Dial Books for Young Readers,2013
Contributors Roxas, Isabel, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9780803739253 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0803739257 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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