Okie Dokie Donuts: Open for Business!

Okie Dokie Donuts Open for Business Good morning Welcome to Okie Dokie Donuts Run by pastry pioneer and cunning culinarian Big Mama Okie Dokie Donuts is the best little donut shop in town What s her secret Big Mama rolls in a heaping s

  • Title: Okie Dokie Donuts: Open for Business!
  • Author: ChrisEliopoulos
  • ISBN: 9781603090681
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Good morning Welcome to Okie Dokie Donuts Run by pastry pioneer and cunning culinarian, Big Mama Okie Dokie Donuts is the best little donut shop in town What s her secret Big Mama rolls in a heaping serving of love into each of her hand made creations Loyal customers can t get enough of her tantalizing turnovers But running a donut shop isn t easy Trouble is alwaysGood morning Welcome to Okie Dokie Donuts Run by pastry pioneer and cunning culinarian, Big Mama Okie Dokie Donuts is the best little donut shop in town What s her secret Big Mama rolls in a heaping serving of love into each of her hand made creations Loyal customers can t get enough of her tantalizing turnovers But running a donut shop isn t easy Trouble is always poking holes in Big Mama s fun But as long as our large and lovely heroine has friends and plenty of chocolate icing, nothing can stop Okie Dokie Donuts from reaching the highest levels of becoming a pastry powerhouse

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    1. Positive- I know most graphic novels are intended to be funny, but this book has some VERY funny jokes. At one point, Big Mama asks Mr. Mayweather how he got a huge box in her kitchen. He says, it's a comic book! Don't worry about it! This book would be a great addition for my lower level readers and my reluctant readers. Audience and Applications- Because of some of the vocabulary used in this book, I think this book is for 4th-6th graders. This book has many different little problems that are [...]

    2. Okie Dokie Donuts: Open for Business! is by Chris Elipoulos. This graphic novel about Big Mama's donut store. Her donuts are really popular and her bakery always receives a lot of business. One day, a salesman walks in and wants to talk to Big Mama about Great Cooks Cooking Corporation and all of the great products that they sell. One in particular is Mr. Baker, a high-tech oven machine that the salesman claims will make Big Mama's job a whole lot easier. He decided to let Big Mama try Mr. Baker [...]

    3. I was hoping for more, somehow. I really like most of the works of Eliopoulos, but this one read like the bad parts of a script for a Power Puff Girls episode. Part of my problem with the story was the artwork, which was not his best work. Another part was the bizarrely flawed logic of the story. The baking robot fails for reasons that never do tell us whether it would have worked, if used correctly. The idea of chocolate fish donuts almost makes up for this plot hole, but not quite.I did think [...]

    4. I had much higher expectations for this. A quirky graphic novel centered around food, donuts at that! It should've been great. Instead, I found the storyline about the robot that goes haywire and the donut chef that has an ephiphany to be fairly flat. Mostly I was distracted by the coloring and artwork. It is overly busy and frenetic, making it difficult to pick out details or understand all that you are seeing. There are few colors, mostly shades of green, brown and a light orange. It doesn't t [...]

    5. This short, quirky story would be perfect for a lower-grade kid - it's kind of like graphic novel training wheels. The story itself is entertaining while also containing a moral: some things are just better when done the old-fashioned way & without shortcuts - & the pictures are very eye-catching (I found them almost a little too busy, but I think I would have thought they were awesome when I was seven or so). Plus, it's about a doughnut shop, & now I find myself wanting one

    6. A cute, fun, and simple story filled with lovingly crafted and creative drawings. I think it'd be nice to read another story about this donut shop.

    7. Silly but cute. I feel like the illustrations needing more variety in color. It was really hard to destinguish the characters from the background because of the smiliar color hues. Really busy artwork, but cute!

    8. Illustrations were way too busy! Like -- at the expense of story and style! Grouse grouse. I liked the concept and even the clumsy characters but it was hard to keep paying attention. Like -- perhaps it would work better as animation?

    9. I was interested in this juvenile graphic novel because heck, it's about donuts! but it turned out to be less exciting than I had hoped. The illustrations are really busy and tough to follow, and the story is predictable. Daniel said this one wasn't his thing, and I tend to agree.

    10. A quick read with appeal for fans of "Bake Sale." I found the monochromatic color scheme and dense illustrations overbearing to the story, but enjoyed the message that making things by hand, with love has value.

    11. A really funny story about a shop that makes the most delicious donuts. When a salesman tries to convince the owner that a robot could do the job, he leaves it for an afternoon test drive, and things go crazy!

    12. This book is a little silly, but fun, and its heart is in the right place. I agree that gadgetry is often a bane rather than a boon, especially when it replaces the craft in a profession like cooking, but the poor bake machine was fed garbage for ingredients, for crying out loud!

    13. Another fun read. The illustration was super cute but got kinda distracting at times. I could totally see this becoming a cute animated series!

    14. The crazy-busy illustrations are fun to look at, and the simple storyline is easy to follow. I thought this was fun but not a laugh-out-loud comic.

    15. The age old struggle of man, machine and donuts.I like that this book started with an opening song, like a tv show.

    16. While I like the premise of this graphic novel, the illustrations and action are very busy. Kids might have a bit of a problem reading the text, which often blends into the illustrations.

    17. I loved reading this with my 4 year old daughter. It was fun and a great introduction to graphic novels. (winterbower)

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