We’re always on the lookout for great children’s books to give as gifts to our friends’ kids: books that are inexpensive, and can be enjoyed over and over again, not to mention inspiring who-knows-what? in young brains and imaginations.
Donut Chef, written and illustrated the brilliant Bob Staake, is one of the best. It’s the story of a chef whose donut shop becomes a big success, only to be threatened by a rival around the corner, who sparks a competition to create increasingly fabulous donuts. There’s a great fun riff on improvising and the messes and revelations that invariably occur.
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