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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!...

Title : Okie Dokie Donuts: Open for Business!
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ISBN : 9781603090681
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 48 Pages
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Okie Dokie Donuts: Open for Business! Reviews

  • Kelly Ketcham
    2018-11-06 17:11

    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 solved so I think it would be a great book to teach problem/solution with a lower guided reading group. (2011, November 15). Booklist.

  • Jessica Kelly
    2018-11-01 18:26

    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 out for the rest of the afternoon, and then it results in chaos. One of the employees throws the trash in Mr. Baker, so he starts making donuts in terrible flavors. Before long, Mr. Baker was making a mess of Okie Dokie Donuts and Big Mama unplugs the cord so that he will shut down. She made sure to let the salesman know that there was no way she would use Mr. Baker in her bakery.Text-to-Text: Okie Dokie Donuts made me think of an episode of Spongebob Squarepants. Plankton, the villain of the series, wants to get the Krabby Patty formula, so he creates a robot version on Spongebob. However, Robot Spongebob did not follow Plankton's commands and was rather lazy; he caused more harm than good. This related to Mr. Baker in Okie Dokie Donuts because they were both created to make things easier, but really they just worsened the situation.Text-to-Self: Because the concepts in this graphic novel were so abstract, it was hard to make a personal connection. I was, however, able to relate to Big Mama and all of her loyal customers in their love for donuts. Honestly, that is what grabbed my attention when I was looking through the graphic novels at the library. I can also connect with Big Mama as her curiosity got the best of her. Being so curious about how something works without being knowledgeable about the product of familiar with its instructions is something that I believe everyone can relate to.Text-to-World: I was able to connect this novel with the real world when I thought about how often products fail. This made me think about how often there are recalls on food because the products aren't safe for the consumers, just like Mr. Baker. This also lead me to think about ridiculous products that are developed and promise amazing outcomes but don't really work, just like the salesman promised to Big Mama. These stories aren't uncommon to see on TV and in the news.

  • Nick
    2018-10-24 19:18

    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 the opening sequence was cute, a singing commercial for the donut shop. The basic lesson, that food made with love is better than food made by machine, is also good, but I wish the story actually supported that lesson.

  • Patrice Sartor
    2018-11-17 15:25

    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 take long to finish, though! As a side note, my 10 year old son grants this title "3.5 stars." He says that "it's neat. Not the organized kind, but the cool kind."

  • Brett
    2018-11-17 21:29

    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...

  • Eleni
    2018-11-06 19:10

    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.

  • Gretchen
    2018-11-05 13:10

    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!

  • Emilia P
    2018-11-01 15:17

    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?

  • Sara Truog
    2018-10-26 14:32

    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.

  • Lindsay
    2018-10-27 21:29

    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.

  • Dru
    2018-11-14 16:13

    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!

  • Jayaprakash Satyamurthy
    2018-11-01 19:27

    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!

  • Holly Letson
    2018-11-03 18:30

    This was a weird story, and I was very UNimpressed.

  • Lexie
    2018-10-26 21:35

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

  • Sarah
    2018-11-05 14:29

    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.

  • Sarah W
    2018-11-06 15:07

    I was amused by the musical commercial for the donut place at the start of the book.

  • Kate
    2018-10-25 21:37

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

  • Pinky
    2018-11-18 21:22

    Good food takes time and consideration. Good donuts take love, too. Silly book, good donuts.

  • Julie Esanu
    2018-11-09 20:21

    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.

  • Catherine
    2018-10-26 17:21

    The artwork is too busy for such a small volume.

  • LINCCReviews
    2018-11-08 18:07

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