Secret Pizza Party

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By Adam Rubin
Publisher Penguin
Secret Pizza Party
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Shhhh! Dont tell anyone about this mouthwatering book from the New York Times bestselling creators of Dragons Love Tacos! How does Racoon love pizza? Oh, let him count the ways. He loves the gooey cheesyness, salty pepperoniness, sweet sweet tomatoness, and of course the crispity crunchity crust. But someone is always chasing poor Raccoon away from his favorite food with a broom! Whats a hungry raccoon to do? Plan an elaborate secret pizza party, of course! But shhh! Its a secret! In fact, you should probably just forget I told you. Nope, no secret pizza party happening here.You didnt already tell all your friends, did you? Uh oh . . . Fans of Jon Klassen and Mo Willemss humor will gobble up this quirky ode to the lengths we will go to for our hearts desire. Praise for Dragons Love Tacos: New York Times bestseller A New York Times Notable Childrens Book of 2012 Rubin and Salmieri are two of the weirdest, funniest guys working in kids lit today. The team lets its geek flag fly in an obsessive howto guide for wouldbe dragon taco party hosts. Why a taco party? As Rubin explains, The only things dragons love more than parties or tacos, is taco parties. If further proof is required, Salmieriwhose pokerfaced watercolor, gouache, and color pencil drawings set a benchmark for oddball observational humorshows one odd, scaly creature with a carryout bag from Taco Cave and another beaming with anticipation as it eagerly circles the date for a taco party on its tacothemed calendar. But beware: even if all the tips and rules are followed to the letter (on quantity:The best way to judge is to get a boat and fill the boat with tacos), all will be for naught if spicy salsa makes its way into the taco filling. In fact, the dragons will bring a whole new meaning to housewarming. Offkilter fun for those who like their picture books (and salsa) zesty and fresh.Publishers Weekly, starred review Dragons Love Tacos is a heaping helping of silly. Little kids will relate to the antispicy bias and chuckle over Salmieris watercolor and gouache cartoon illustrations showing literally boatloads of tacos and all sizes of dragons enjoying their favorite food at pool parties, costume parties and, well, taco parties. San Francisco Chronicle The perfect book for kids who love dragons and mild tacos. Kirkus Reviews The watercolor, gouache, and colored pencil cartoon illustrations are the real stars here. Regardless of, or perhaps because of, the absurdity of the story, this tale should be a big hit with anyone with an affinity for dragons. School Library Journal

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410 words410 words
40 pages40 pages
Lexile AD530LLexile AD530L
Grade P to 2Grade P to 2
Age 3-7Age 3-7
Published 2013Published 2013

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