Sunday, January 27, 2013
The return of Arnie the Doughnut!
THE ADVENTURES OF ARNIE THE DOUGHNUT, NOWLING ALLEY BANDIT by Laurie Keller. Holt, June 2013.
I fell in love with Arnie in the picture book, ARNIE THE DOUGHNUT. Back then, Arnie was sold to a man who attempted, to Arnie's horror, to eat him. Once Arnie convinced Mr. Bing that he could be much more, the two settled into a lovely relationship. Arnie is Mr. Bing's doughnut dog. In this chapter book adventure, Mr. Bing takes Arnie to the bowling alley for league nights. While Mr. Bing bowls on his team, Arnie sings karaoke. It is a wonderful life. Now that the league championships are coming up, Arnie hopes that Mr. Bing and his team will win. But something is afoot at the bowling alley, something that might prevent the truly best bowlers from winning. Funny, fast-paced, and even zany: here is a terrific book for early readers looking for some fun.