Who Needs Donuts? by Mark Alan Stamaty

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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.
 

About Mark Alan Stamaty

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Mark Alan Stamaty's political cartoons and comic strips have appeared in Time, The Village Voice, and The Washington Post. He is a cartoonist for The New York Times Book Review and the online magazine Slats.
 
Published November 27, 2013 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Who needs donuts when you've got love?"" concludes donut collector Sam after he rescues an old woman who is drowning in coffee.

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Who Needs Donuts? (1973) by Mark Alan Stamaty is a zany visual extravaganza. Sam wants donuts, not just a few but hundreds and thousands and millions of them. He heads to the big city where he

Sep 22 2003 | Read Full Review of Who Needs Donuts?

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