Pizza!: A Slice of History (Hardcover)
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From Geisel Award-winning author Greg Pizzoli comes a hilarious and mouth-watering history of pizza.
Do YOU like PIZZA? Because right now, somewhere in the world, someone is eating it. Did you know that in the United States we eat 350 slices of pizza every second? Or that in Sweden they serve pizza with bananas and peanuts? All over the world, people love pizza—but where did it come from? And who made the first pizza?
Join award-winning author and illustrator Greg Pizzoli as he travels through time and around the globe to discover the mouth-watering history of pizza. Bursting with color, flavor, fun facts, and a family-friendly English muffin pizza recipe, Pizza!: A Slice of History reveals the delicious story of the world's best food.
About the Author
Greg Pizzoli is the creator of the Baloney and Friends series as well as a three-time Theodor Seuss Geisel Award recipient for The Watermelon Seed (Medal winner), The Book Hog (Honor book), and Good Night Owl (Honor book). He is also the author-illustrator of the New York Times Best Illustrated Book The Impossible True Story of Tricky Vic: The Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower. He lives in Philadelphia, where he eats a lot of pizza.
“Budding cooks, dedicated eaters, and culinary historians will relish the presentation. A tasty overview of a popular dish.” –Kirkus Reviews
“Geisel Award Winner Pizzoli serves up fun in this high-interest helping for early readers.” –Booklist
“Pizzoli’s four-color print illustrations—in Italian-themed red, white, and green, complemented with swaths of doughy yellow—sport the wry humor his fans have come to recognize.” –The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Readers learn from the neon-bright pages of Pizza! A Slice of History, a picture book by Greg Pizzoli, who, given his name, might have been born with an appetite for the subject. Light and chatty, with blocky illustrations in four culinary colors, the book takes readers ages 3-8 through the origins and attributes of a beloved foodstuff.” –Wall Street Journal
“Celebrating pizza as both common ground and a delicious emblem of individuality, Pizzoli’s enthusiasm proves as bubbly as piping-hot mozzarella.” –Publishers Weekly