- Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
- Publication date: 6/4/2013
- Series: Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut Series , #1
- Source: ARC provided by the publisher for review
As Mr. Bing's new pet "doughnut dog," Arnie couldn't be happier. When Mr. Bing joins a bowling league, Arnie gets to go along to practices and competitions. But then Mr. Bing starts rolling gutter balls. Someone or something is behind the madness. Arnie, together with his team of goofball friends, must sort through the shenanigans and solve the mystery. Get ready for some sleuthing and even some magic.
Full of Laurie Keller’s winning charm and silly humor, this chapter book—the first in the series—is sure to please her many fans.
This book sounded so fun and cute, so I was really excited to read it. Besides, how fun is that cover? So being that it's a short book, this review will be short too. It was great for the age group it's intended for, though probably on the younger side of it. I would consider this more of a children's book, than middle grade.
Arnie is a doughnut that Mr. Bing decides not to eat and instead becomes his pet "dog-doughnut" and is treated like he's a companion. Artie is fun and entertaining, and goes wherever Mr. Bing does. His favorite is bowling. He is determined to help the team, and all of his friends when things seem to be a bit strange.
This is a fun, short book about friendship and doing what's right, put in the form of a talking doughnut, bowling balls, pizza, and other wacky things. It's a great book for young children who love cheesy humor. It was a very quick read and had some good lessons in it. The illustrations were entertaining and the characters were fun. The age recommendation is 7-10, but I would say that 10 year old's might find it a bit too young for them.
*This book was received from the publisher for an honest review.