Review of Six Thousand Doughnuts


Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book for this review. I am working with The Children's Book Review and Dooney Press and will receive a small compensation for this review. All opinions are my own.

Today I am participating in a Virtual Book Tour for Six Thousand Doughnuts by Thomas Tosi. The book is being released next week, June 4, 2021. It is a middle grade novel with some illustrations throughout it. It is recommended for ages 8-12.

From the Publisher:

Six Thousand Doughnuts

Written by Thomas Tosi and Illustrated by Meaghan Tosi for Ages 8-12 containing 284 Pages

Publisher: Dooney Press | ISBN-13 : 978-1954782013

Publisher’s Synopsis: 

Why would anyone need six thousand doughnuts?

Big family…little house… Fifth-grader Abe Mitchell is fed up with sharing. All he wants is something to call his own. And he just might get it when he finds a loophole in the fine print of a doughnut shop coupon. Abe thinks it entitles him to a fresh-baked mountain of crullers, dunkers, and chocolate-frosteds. But cashing in means war with Marlene Paczki, the daughter of the doughnut shop owner and Abe’s new crush.

From Me:

This book is fun! Now I love a book that has any math in it and this one does. Abe discovers a loophole in the legal jargon on a game piece and figures that if the monetary value is 1/20th of a cent then he should be able to purchase 20 of the prize (a doughnut) for a penny.  Then he gathers his money and figures out how many doughnuts he should be able to get with the total of $3 that he cons off his little sister because he has no money. I always love books that have kids who love fractions. But this book isn't just about math. Abe is a fifth grader and is discovering his own feelings for a girl for the first time. Yup, it is a coming of age story too but it is hilarious. It will have the kids laughing and enjoying it so much. You have the food fight as well as the mean television judge and so much more. Kids will enjoy reading this even the reluctant readers. 

This book is full of laughs, conniving and mishaps. It is just what the 8-12-year-olds like and there are so many ways that a discussion can go along with this book. There are the roles of the siblings. Abe is the second youngest of five. There is the friendship aspect as well as the math and legal aspects. Plus there is the sharing part. Abe is sick of sharing with his siblings and of hand-me-downs and that is what gets him started in this whole mess. I can honestly say I recommend this book. 


Thomas Tosi is a writer/filmmaker who, together with his wife, Heidi, has produced an award-winning children’s website, educational multimedia games, and dramatic films which have aired on national television, PBS affiliate stations, and screened in numerous film festivals. He was born and raised in New Hampshire, where he and Heidi still reside. He takes pride in the fact that they now live in a solar-powered home where they grow and can organic vegetables.

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Meaghan Tosi, after being born on April Fools’ Day in New Hampshire, has collected a BFA from Laguna College of Art and Design. She illustrated this book and the graphic novel Squashed alongside author Thomas Tosi. She has also self-published "DWEEDY: The Imagined Adventures of My Deceased Cat." She now lives in Portland, Oregon, for the art, coffee shops, vegan food, and the constantly lingering smell of rain.

Enter for a chance to win a hardcover Six Thousand Doughnuts prize pack! Good luck!

One (1) grand prize winner receives:
  • A hardcover copy of Six Thousand Doughnuts, autographed by Thomas Tosi
  • A high-quality ceramic Six Thousand Doughnuts diner mug featuring the Sweetly Crisp doughnuts logo.

Three (3) grand winners receive:
  • A hardcover copy of Six Thousand Doughnuts, autographed by Thomas Tosi

The giveaway begins May 19, 2021, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends June 19, 2021, at 11:59 P.M. MT.