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The Donut Chef

by Bob Staake

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The Donut Chef by Bob Staake tells a story about two conpetitors trying to attract customers. The internal message in the story is that sometimes simple is better. The more that we try and complicate things the more problems that we have. ( )
  Nijania | Nov 27, 2014 |
Two donut shops find themselves competing for business. They create crazy and complex donuts, offer discounts, and even free donuts to attract customers. However, when a little girl comes in a requests a simple, glazed donut, the chef is surprised, but he finds himself making the always faithful classic, and realizes, most people "love glazed the best." The colorful photos, with their abstract shapes, will keep children truly interested in the outcome of this business competition. ( )
  slbenne1 | Nov 16, 2014 |
It is a Donut Chef who get carry away from his identity by the donuts he makes. When he first came to town he made original donuts that made him famous for his baking. Then when there is competition, he tried all the way to get his customer back by being more creative and less original donuts. However, Debbie Sue helps the Donut Chef get back to his original, real identity of a Donut Chef. ( )
  thuvan0301 | Apr 25, 2013 |
This book shows the competition between two donuts store shops. Both shops end up making all kind of crazy donuts to try to sell theirs. In the end they realize that original is the way to go. The story shows that being original can be better in certain situations. ( )
  achatela | Mar 16, 2013 |
A cute story about two rival donut chefs who try to outdo each other with crazy manifestations of donuts, until a little girl requests a simple glazed donut & causes both of the chefs to realize what they've forgotten about their passion. ( )
  bereneezypie | Jan 28, 2013 |
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My five-year-old daughter's current favorite book is The Donut Chef, by Bob Staake. I'm glad she wants me to read it to her at least once a week, because I enjoy it as much as she does.
 
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IN THIS DELICIOUS tale, a baker hangs out his shingle on a small street, and soon, the line for his doughnuts stretches down the block. But it’s not long before the competition arrives and a battle of the bakers ensues. In the competitive frenzy, both bakers’ doughnuts become “quite bizarre, like Cherry-Frosted Lemon Bar, and Peanut-Brickle Buttermilk, or Gooey Coca- Mocha Silk!” Some are not even very tasty: “Donuts made with huckleberry (don’t be scared, they’re kind of hairy).” One day, Debbie Sue, just barely two, enters the bakery, and searches in vain for her favorite doughnut, where “the choice of donuts left her dazed. Said Debbie Sue, “But I want . . . glazed.” A fun lesson in keeping it simple in which our hero chef decides to go back to the basics, and wins over the whole town.

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In this delicious tale, a baker hangs out his shingle 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 battle of the bakers ensues.

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