Activities & Teacher Resources

Check back soon for more activities and resources, including a Reading Discussion Guide and Common Core-aligned math lessons to go with the book.

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Design a Doughnut!

Research what a bear, woodchuck, skunk, or other animal likes to eat, then design a doughnut for that animal.


Think about what a friend or member of your family likes best and design a doughnut just for them!

Download Design a Doughnut PDF.

If you want to, post your design and tag me on social media, or send an email with a picture of your doughnut to carriefinison at gmail [dot com]. I'd love to hear from you!

Count the Doughnuts

While you read the story, count and record how many doughnuts each character eats. Who ate the most? Who ate the least?

Download Count the Doughnuts PDF.

A Note from the Author

This note to share with students poses some math questions about the story in rhyme.

Download A Note from the Author PDF

Doughnut Crafts​

Here's a link to my doughnut crafts Pinterest board with simple doughnut crafts for kids. For parents, teachers, librarians - anyone who wants an easy doughnut craft to do with kids to go with a reading DOZENS OF DOUGHNUTS.

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I've been reading children's books all my life and I'm delighted that now I get to write them, too!


My debut picture book, Dozens of Doughnuts, illustrated by Brianne Farley, will be published by Putnam in summer, 2020. And I'm thrilled to share two more in the works: Don't Hug Doug, illustrated by Daniel Wiseman, coming from Putnam in spring, 2021; and Hurry, Little Tortoise! illustrated by Erin Balzer, coming from Random House in summer, 2022.

I also write poems, stories, and articles for children's magazines like Babybug, Ladybug, High Five, and Highlights.