Sam’s love of donuts takes him to the Big City where he makes friends with Mr. Bikferd, a world class collector of donuts. But when Mr. Bikferd falls in love with Pretzel Annie, the prophecy of an old homeless woman comes true: “Who needs donuts when you’ve got love?” Mr. Bikferd bequeaths his donut collection to Sam, who uses it to save the old homeless woman from drowning in a basement flooded with coffee.
This is a reissue of Mark Alan Stamaty’s masterpiece of the absurd, first published 30 years ago and out of print nearly as long. With an illustration style that mixes a benign Hieronymus Bosch with an urban Where’s Waldo?, Stamaty’s off-the-wall humor is on target for little kids and big kids today.
Mark Alan Stamaty is a political cartoonist who has published five children’s books as well as several collections of his political cartoons, Washingtoon and MacDoodle St. His work has also appeared in dozens of magazines including The New Yorker, Time,… More about Mark Alan Stamaty
Hardcover | $16.95
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers Sep 23, 2003| 40 Pages| 9-7/8 x 9| 3-7 years| ISBN 9780375825507