In this tasty tale, a baker hangs out his sign on a small street, and soon the line for his donuts stretches down the block. But it's not long before the competition arrives and a delectable battle of the bakers ensues.
BOB STAAKE's 2006 Golden Book The Red Lemon
was a New York Times
Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year. In addition to his work with Random House, Bob's titles include Mary Had a Little Lamp
(Bloomsbury), Look! A Book!
(Little Brown), and Cars, Galore
Besides his work in children's publishing, Bob's illustrations have also been seen on several popular New Yorker
covers, including the 11/17/08 "Reflection" cover that is officially the most popular New Yorker
cover of all time. In 2008, Bob was the recipient of Time
magazine's Best Magazine Cover award.
Review, Cookie Magazine, September 2008:
"The pro-simplicity parable is told via a funny, funky art style."Review, The Wall Street Journal, September 20-21, 2008:
"Some books are meant to be tasted. . . and The Donut Chef
appears to be one of them. Mr Staake's work is . . . visually delicious."Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, October 27, 2008:
"Everywhere readers look, there are delectable surprises."