The Donut Diaries

The Donut Diaries : Book One

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A British Diary of a Wimpy Kid, featuring Dermot, an overweight eleven-year-old. Hilariously funny and insightful. Dermot Milligan's got problems. He's overweight and hooked on donuts. He has a pushy, over-achieving mother, and a father who spends all his time hiding in the loo. His sisters, Ruby and Ella (known as Rubella) attack him relentlessly from the opposite directions of Chav and Goth. And now, he's being sent to a nutritionist, Doctor Morlock, who looks like a Dementor from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This diary is Doc Morlock's idea. Not only does Dermot have to write down how many donuts he eats, but also - and this is the really rubbish part - he has to talk about HIS FEELINGS! But things are about to get even worse - he's being separated from his friends and sent to St Michael's, a posh school where he just knows he's going to stick out like a sore thumb. A sore thumb with a weight problem . . .show more

Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 19mm | 213g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Black and white throughout
  • 0552564370
  • 9780552564373
  • 155,422

About Dermot Milligan

Dermot Milligan is eleven, obese and about to start at Big School. He's a big fan of The Lord of the Rings, and he hates his evil sisters, Ruby and Ella (Rubella). His all-time favourite donut is the classic ring, but he's also very keen on more

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"Laugh-out-loud funny . . . Just the thing to make the childish (of any age) laugh" -- Nicolette Jones * The Sunday Times * "Easy and plaintive and very funny, and if you're determined to give the young boy in your life a book in his stocking this year, well this might be one he'd actually thank you for" -- Daniel Hahn * Independent on Sunday * "A warm, witty and inspiring tale . . . This is a fine and funny pre-teens book with some lovely zany illustrations by David Tazzyman" -- Martin Chilton * Daily Telegraph * "A deliciously funny tales of a kid with a super sweet tooth. Perfect for boys and girls, with laughs and fun galore" -- Natasha Harding * The Sun * "Dermot's diaries are very revealing as he tells all in hilarious and embarrassing detail" -- Julia Eccleshare * Love Reading 4 Kids *show more

Review Text

"Laugh-out-loud funny . . . Just the thing to make the childish (of any age) laugh"show more

Back cover copy

My name is Dermot Milligan and I love donuts. I have to keep count because my mum is threatening to send me to Camp Fatso if I don't shape up. And she's making me go to a demon nutritionist to sort out my diet. So this is my donut diary, where I write down what I've eaten and my FEELINGS - aaargggh yuck! As if I don't have enough to deal with, what with starting Big School next week. (Note to self: Don't call it BIG SCHOOL!)show more

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61 ratings
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