Cover of Donut Day
Donut Day
Iretta Dwyer, Ava Wanderly and Monica Jurik, Illustrators

Donut Day is a true story. Every week Violet and her Dad visited their favorite bakery and made thoughtful decisions about which donuts to buy for the special people in their lives.Mystery, kindness and generosity are key elements of the story. It also teaches an important lesson: caring about others, even those not related to you at all, can be rewarding as well as fun!

About the author
Iretta Dwyer wrote Donut Day to honor her Dad, Jack, who led by example. The story is based on true adventures and reflects the important lessons learned from the way he cared for those he loved. This is Dwyer s book debut. She is a health care professional devoted to fitness, but enjoys an occasional donut, too. She is a graduate of FHC, Woodlands Academy and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Iretta lives in Chicago and enjoys reading stories to her large, extended family. You might find her hand in hand with a child picking out donuts and pastries for those she cares about. Hopefully this story will inspire you to create a donut day in your family!


 9 x 7, 36 pages
Published: November 21, 2016
ISBN-13: 978-0997449389


Iretta Dwyer
Ava Wanderly and Monica Jurik, Illustrators

Donut Day is about much more than donuts. It’s about tradition. It’s about family. It’s about love and connection towards others. Although a heartwarming story for kids, I couldn’t help but see myself and my father through Iretta’s eyes in her wonderful tale. Now if only I had a donut! 

Greg Giesen, award-winning author of Mondays at 3 and Creating Authenticity

A wonderful story of multi-generational compassion and empathy.Simple yet powerful. This is how life is made better.

Mike Leonard, Network TV journalist and New York Times best-selling author

Donut Day is a delightful, heartfelt story of a family tradition. Dwyer masterfully brings adults back to their childhood
and reveals to children the meaningful lesson of the joy of giving. Highly recommended for children of all ages!”

Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times best-selling author

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