Scrumptious acorns are popping up all over the blogosphere. I adore these buckeye acorns @ The Stories of A to Z and these hershey kiss acorns @ Lipstick and Laundry are so cute! But it was donut hole acorns which spoke to me today. So we swung by Dunkin Donuts after school and bought a bag of munchins for our afternoon snack.
I love this treat because it is easy and fast. Just spread a little peanut butter on the end of the donut to make a "hat." Dip the peanut butter end in a bowl of chopped peanuts.
Insert a piece of pretzel stick into the peanutty end for the stem.
Voila! An adorable, edible acorn even a child can make! And let me tell you: they were delicious!
Dot & Jabber and the Great Acorn Mystery by Ellen Stoll Walsh
You'll recognize these little guys from Mouse Shapes and Mouse Paint. They are just as cute in this "mystery" story about an acorn and an oak tree.
Dot and Jabber need a mystery to solve. When they see a young oak tree far from the great oak tree, they try to discover how the acorn which sprouted the young oak traveled so far. After some investigation, they determine that a squirrel carried the acorn... then they snack on the evidence!
The story is simple but engaging enough for toddlers and young preschoolers. It's the illustrations, however, that make the book. I just can't get enough of Walsh's torn-paper mice!