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Author: Sue Stauffacher
Franklin Delano Donuthead is a fifth grader with a lot of problems: For starters, his last name is Donuthead. He considers himself handicapped because one arm and leg are shorter than the other (by less than half an inch), his mother is trying to poison him with non-organic foods (like salami), he doesn’t have a father, and Sarah Kervick, ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780440419341
ISBN-10: 0440419344
Publication Date: 6/28/2005
Pages: 160
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

4.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Yearling
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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This is one of those children's books that adults would enjoy as much as the kids. I read it with my nine-year-old daughter, then I had my 11-year-old son read it, too. The main character, Donuthead, is the neurotic only child of a laid back single mom. He makes an unlikely friend who helps him lighten up, while he and his mom end up helping the friend out as well. I tend to be a worrier myself, so I cracked up at the lengthy descriptions of how Donuthead's safety-obsessed mind works.