My students love reading Laura Numeroff”s books and one of their favorites is If You Give a Dog a Donut. Like the other If You Give… books, this one was illustrated by Felicia Bond,who happens to be one of my favorite children’s illustrators. This demanding dog and his patient, accommodating boy have a busy day as all requests lead from one thing to another. My students love this book. It is playful with baseball, pirates, and kite flying until it comes full circle. The children are always satisfied with the ending and eager to write their own If you give… stories.
Dogs are very much a part of A Field Trip Life and they often accompany us on pet friendly field trips. What dog wouldn’t want a donut? These are nice dog treat and kids can easily help bake them:
Preheat oven to 350 Line a cookie tray with parchment paper
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- ½ cup all natural peanut butter
- ¼ cup applesauce
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp bakin soda
- 2 eggs
- plain yogurt (optional for frosting)
- optional toppings – cheese, bacon bits, parsley for good breath, etc.
- stir until everything is all mixed together
- place on a floured board and roll the dough out (it should be stiff – add more flour if it is gooey)
- cut circular shapes with a biscuit cutter
- poke holes in the middle and place on tray
- bake for 12 minutes let cool
- “frost” with plain yogurt and add toppings if desired
makes 2 dozen
Cheryl Wright says
This looks like a cute book. I think some of my grandchildren would enjoy it. Thank you for making me aware of it. Good luck with the A to Z Challenge. This is my first year.
Claire Annette Noland says
Hi Cheryl, Thanks for stopping by. This is also my first year doing the challenge. I just stopped by your blog. Interesting! I like the way you include books that relate to each day’s word.