January 23, 2023 by Betsy Bird
At last we can tackle the story of a sentient pastry and his longing for meaning in a cold, hungry, world. Arnie the Doughnut turns 20 this year and we are here for him.
May 18, 2012 by Betsy Bird
#90 Arnie the Doughnut by Laurie Keller (2003) 22 points Simple story-doughnut baked, man finds doughnut, man tries to eat doughnut, they end up together as master and pet. What’s not to love? – Kyle Wheeler An absurdist masterpiece in both writing and illustration. Our hero goes through a lot in one day: being created, […]
December 15, 2011 by Betsy Bird
Oh! This is very sad news. Russell Hoban, the genius behind the Frances books (Bread & Jam for Frances, etc.) as well as older titles like The Mouse and His Child (relatively recently re-illustrated by David Small) has died. Perhaps appropriate for the season he was also the genius behind Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas, a […]
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