Danny's Doodles: The Squirting Donuts
David A. Adler

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Narrated By: Ramón de Ocampo

Duration: 1 hour and 33 minutes

What to expect

Here are two mean and nasty words: Mrs. Cakel

Something has gone wrong in Danny and Calvin’s fourth-grade classroom-out of the blue, Mrs. Cakel has transformed from a rampant rule-enforcer to a quiet excuse-accepter. Has she been replaced with an alien? Has she undergone a top-secret personality makeover?

Danny and Calvin decide there’s only one way to find out what’s really going on—spy. But spying soon leads to a greater mystery filled with dog chasing, jelly-injected donuts, prune butter-included experiments, riddle mania, and more!


Children’s / Teenage fiction: General fiction, Children’s / Teenage: Chapter books (transitional storybooks)

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“Adler’s second tale of doodle-loving Danny features real kid characters with real kid perspectives on the adult world.”

Kirkus Reviews

“The story has likable characters and a well-paced plot. It is filled with Danny’s doodles, which will appeal to some readers and make a first chapter book less intimidating. While an easy read, Adler deftly incorporates deeper issues, such as Mrs. Cakel’s solitary life and Calvin’s father abandonment of his family.”

School Library Journal

“Playing Calvin’s sometimes-scary recklessness off against Danny’s methodical, systematic gathering of clues, Adler concocts a credible investigation and a happy resolution. Over and above that, though, the book artfully portrays a dynamic friendship between seeming opposites that points to ways of making better choices without losing the fun.”