Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Summer Reading With Daisy: If You Give A Dog A Donut

This is a REAL book!  It says dogs can have donuts!  If You Give A Dog A Donut is one of the "If you give a..." books.  The first one was If You Give A Mouse A Cookie.  They are all written by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond.  You can't go wrong with any book in this collection.  The dog one is my favorite, of course.
These books are so fun to read because they are a circle story.  So, the main character (Dog) starts with getting something (donut).
Then, the dog goes through a series of different events all stemming from the donut.
He even pretends he's a pirate!
Just when you think this tale could go on forever with all the tangents he has,  the dog ends up back at the starting point...getting a donut.  This is the best part of the story - finding out how the story circles back to the beginning.
So, if you read a book about a dog and a donut, the dog has to have a donut!
If You Give A Dog A Donut is such a tasty and fun book to read.  There are similar stories about a mouse (cookie), moose (muffin), pig (pancake), and cat (cupcake).
Happy Reading!


  1. Wish I could get a donut.

    And momma remembers those books from when she were little. Dey is real cute.

  2. Lady knows the mouse, moose and pig stories, but not the dog one. She is gonna have to get it. The donut chain in Canada Tim Hortons apparently gives free Timbits (donut holes) to dogs. We don't know, we never go.

  3. WOW… you got a real donut. You lucky girl. I think I'd like dat book. I'm gonna tell mom all about it. Have a grrrrrrrrrrrrrreat day sweetie.
    Ps…. I have dos same plates.

  4. now that is the perfect book - you can sit there reading it while eating your donut - what could be better

  5. I especially like the ending -- where YOU get a donut!!

  6. We didn't know there was a series of these books. Our kids just loved reading "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" when they were growing up. Thanks. Now we can get the doggie donut one for our grandson! Hooray!

  7. No way Jose! That's our favorite book so far
    Lily & Edward

  8. Oh, that is one pawsome reality book!!!! I likes it!! I hopes your donut tastes as good as I imagine....
    Ruby ♥

  9. Of course you have to have a donut!! I can't let mom read that she loves donuts and she cannot stop at just one.
    Darling book
    Hugs madi your bfff

  10. That sounds like something we need to keep with us and make sure the Peeps read it, we loves donuts.

    The Mad Scots

  11. Yay great book and all dogs deserve a donut.

    Aroo to you,

  12. Ok so what you are saying is a) the dog in the story gets TWO donuts AND b) if your mom reads this book with you, you get a donut too! WE LOVE THIS BOOK!! MOM, MOM, we GOTTA get this book PLEASE!!!
    Wally & Sammy

  13. Donut for reading the book, sounds like such a deal to me.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot