Stories Aloud
Publication date: 01 Aug 2019
ISBN: 9781788003735
Size: 271 x 270 mm
Length: 32 pages

The Doughnut of Doom


Are you feeling hungry? Then step this way because this hilarious picture book by award-winning comic genius, Elys Dolan, is a delicious treat!

It’s just another ordinary day in Food Town and Nancy McNutty, peanut butter sandwich and rookie reporter, desperately needs a big break. So, when news comes in of a monster doughnut eating everything in sight, she’s straight on the case! And boy, is that doughnut hungry! It’s EATING everything and not even the police, the fire chiefs OR the military can bring it down. Whatever will President Bacon do? Luckily, Nancy has a cunning plan that will benefit all of food kind . . . !

Taking inspiration from 1950’s B movies, there are endless details to pore over here and something new to make you laugh every time!

King Kong meets Superman in this funny, fun-for-all-the-family bedtime book, that might just make you a little peckish. Perfect for little kids and big kids too!

From the winner of the 2018 Laugh Out Loud Book Awards. Elys has also been shortlisted for The Roald Dahl Funny Prize, The Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal

Can’t get enough? There are plenty more titles that will have you howling with laughter! Try Nuts in Space, The Mystery of the Haunted Farm and Weasels.

Every Nosy Crow paperback picture book comes with a free ‘Stories Aloud’ audio recording – just scan the QR code and listen along!

Stories Aloud

All of our paperback picture books come with a free Stories Aloud audio reading.

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“A strange, silly and exceptionally enjoyable picture book set in the wacky world of Food Town. You’d be nuts to miss it!”

– Madge Eekal Reviews (blog)

“Hilarious from the first page, The Doughnut of Doom will liven up bedtime reading and spark the imagination of young readers with its lively a narrative and even livelier illustrations.”

– The Book Activist (blog)

“The Doughnut of Doom is such a fun book that’s over the top, crazy and with a lot of excitement.”

Me, Him, the Dog and a Baby (blog)

“Chock-a-block full of quirky asides, lots of fabulous characters and so much to read and absorb on each page The Doughnut of Doom is just what we’ve come to expect from Elys Dolan. A real treat!”

My Book Corner (blog)

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