The Hole Story of the Doughnut
Hear a brief interview with the author.
*NEW* - The Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) has voted The Hole Story of the Doughnut as a Best Book of the Year.
Junior Library Guild has selected The Hole Story of the Doughnut as one of their 12 elementary nonfiction selections for 2016.
Originally, sailors ate large globs of fried dough for breakfast. The middle soaked up the hot grease and made the pastry so heavy that sailors called them sinkers. Everything changed on June 22, 1847 when a 16-year old cook's helper, Hanson Gregory, used the lid from a pepper can to cut a hole in the center of the dough ball before frying. He changed breakfast forever!
Vincent X. Kirsch is the illustrator. See his varied works here.
"Delicious!" Kirkus, March 1, 2016.
"A lively offering for reading and sharing that will encourage the youngest of researchers to wonder and learn about everyday items in their world." School Library Journal, March, 2016.
"Entertaining...tasty bit of history." Booklist, March 15, 2016.
"Playful cartoons and dramatic narration tell the true tale of a New England mariner turned doughnut inventor." Publisher's Weekly, March 14, 2016.