Morgan (Sleep Tight, Little Mouse) turns a wacky premise-two dragons open a pizzeria in "Fairy Tale Land"-into a guessing game in this sprightly oversize book. As customers place orders over the phone, clues suggest their identities ("I would like 1 giant pizza, with a topping of magic beans. Deliver it to Beanstalk Castle"). Children, especially preschoolers, will enjoy predicting the destination of each pizza, revealed in wittily detailed spreads (to deliver the giant's pizza, the dragon powers a hot-air balloon by means of his fiery breath; Jack climbs a beanstalk while an enormous hand descends toward the balloon). Morgan also comes up with an inventive variety of delivery methods: rocket ship, unicycle, motorcycle raced atop a clothesline). To season the mix still further, the dragons recite fractured nursery rhymes as they make their pizzas ("Dickery dickery dare./ I toss the dough in the air"). Dialogue balloons and occasional comics-style lettering add flair to these motion-filled spreads. Pure fun. Ages 5-8. (June)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Dragon Pizzeriaby Mary Morgan
WELCOME TO DRAGON Pizzeria! BeBop and Spike are two friendly dragons who not only make delicious pizzas, but offer speedy dragon delivery anywhere in Fairy Tale Land! One giant pizza to Beanstalk Castle? BeBop cooks it up, and Spike delivers it in his hot-air balloon! Five pizzas with gumdrops to the Witch’s Gingerbread House? Coming right up!With bright and… See more details below
WELCOME TO DRAGON Pizzeria! BeBop and Spike are two friendly dragons who not only make delicious pizzas, but offer speedy dragon delivery anywhere in Fairy Tale Land! One giant pizza to Beanstalk Castle? BeBop cooks it up, and Spike delivers it in his hot-air balloon! Five pizzas with gumdrops to the Witch’s Gingerbread House? Coming right up!With bright and friendly art, a sing-song text filled with fairy tale clues, and speech balloons conducive to funny-voiced read-alouds, this is a perfect summer offering for the preschool crowd. A map on the final spread provides a “key” to all the fairy tales mentioned in this inviting pizza picture book.
PreS-Gr 3- This guessing-game picture book has dragons, fairy tales, pizza, and transportation-all ingredients that kids will enjoy. BeBop the dragon loves to cook, and his friend Spike loves to go fast, so they are the perfect partners for a pizza-delivery business in fairy-tale land. As the orders come in, readers can guess which fairy-tale character is calling ("I would like a GIANT pizza, with a topping of magic beans"). BeBop whips up special orders, riffing on a different traditional nursery rhyme each time he tosses the dough ("Pat-cake, pat-cake, Pizza man...," "Pizza porridge hot..."), then Spike sets out for delivery in a hot-air balloon, a rocket ship, roller skates, and other unusual means of transport. Finally, in their largest order yet, BeBop and Spike prepare a three-tier wedding cake pizza to be delivered to Sleeping Beauty's castle. With colorful, cartoon illustrations and an interactive text that begs to be read aloud, this book was made to order for storytime.-Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Carroll County Public Library, MD
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I love, love reading this book to my kids. Found it at the library and have been looking to buy it ever since. I can not order pizza anymore without hearing the sing-songy words from this book. There is enough repetition to keep the kids engaged and shouting out on those pages. Love it!