How the Doughnut Came to Be

Now don’t you wonder how the doughnut came to be?  Well wonder no longer as there is a book to share this marvelous culinary invention.  Sprinkled or glazed, who can resist?

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Title: The Hole Story of the Doughnuthole story of the doughnut how the doughnut came to be

Author: Pat Miller

Target: Kindergarten – Grade 4

What this story is about:

This story introduces readers to Hanson Gregory, the inventor of the doughnut. Turns out that when he was a cabin boy he helped the cook make fried dough balls that were affectionately named “sinkers” for how they sank in your stomach. Hanson took out the middle so the dough would be cooked all the way through and the “holey cakes” were born. He was also an accomplished maritime captain, but his claim to fame will always be preceded by glazed or sprinkled.

Why I love this book:

  • This is a fun way to learn about an everyday item and how it came to be. I adored how the author also included the more colorful legends of the doughnut to compare with the actual story!
  • Wonderful illustrations by Vincent Kirsch. Not surprisingly the theme is circles. I also appreciated the actual photograph of Hanson Gregory at the end.

Who this book is for:

Great for kids who are curious or inventors! Kids who enjoyed Woosh or Marvelous Thing That Came from a Spring will also like this book.

Final thoughts:

I’m not going to lie, I was tempted to go to Krispy Kreme after reading this story!

To purchase this book:

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