Journeys: Read Aloud Grade K Pizza at Sally's

Journeys: Read Aloud Grade K Pizza at Sally's

by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
     
 

Sally the pizza maker makes pizza. She grows tomatoes in the community garden for the sauce. She gets cheese in the shop down the street. She buys flour from the mill for the dough. Festive artwork shows all her tasks as Sally prepares, mixes, and bakes delicious pizzas. The perfect tie-in to elementary school lessons about where food comes from, this book will be

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Sally the pizza maker makes pizza. She grows tomatoes in the community garden for the sauce. She gets cheese in the shop down the street. She buys flour from the mill for the dough. Festive artwork shows all her tasks as Sally prepares, mixes, and bakes delicious pizzas. The perfect tie-in to elementary school lessons about where food comes from, this book will be embraced by teachers. It’s a delightful addition to Monica Wellington’s nonfiction for the youngest readers, and it comes complete with a recipe so kids can make pizza with Sally.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-Early each morning, with her orange-striped cat at her side, Sally opens up her pizzeria. Before her customers arrive, she chops, stirs, and simmers her sauce; measures, mixes, and kneads her dough; and then assembles the delectable pies. Once they are in the oven, they fill her shop with a mouth-watering aroma. Soon hungry children surround her. Neighbors begin to call in their orders, "but eating pizza right here at Sally's Pizzeria is best of all." At the end of a long, busy day, Sally and her cat enjoy a slice themselves. Cheerful, precisely composed gouache paintings accented with photo collages of fresh ingredients add warmth and humor to the story. Sally is a jolly, rosy-cheeked woman with an unwavering smile on her open face. Her amusing cat is depicted kneading and tossing the dough along with her, which will make readers chuckle. Children who like to help out in the kitchen will enjoy trying out the recipe included in the back.--Linda L. Walkins, Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Brighton, MA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Wellington likes to write and draw people at work: bakers, firefighters, farmers. Here she follows a day in a pizza-maker's life. The quiet, almost subversive, didacticism is counter-balanced by an emphatic use of color in the artwork. Scattered throughout the gouache paintings are photographs of tomatoes, cheese labels, onions and a good old pizza pie. Though not overburdened with details, the text is here to impart information such as the use of ingredients, the steps in making a pizza and how Sally runs her shop. Best of all is the underlying message: Sally loves her work. She wears a great big grin. So does her helpful cat companion, and so do the kids who are shoveling a slice down their gullets, happy as little birds in Sally's nest. Good pizza is tailor made to bring out a smile, and Wellington gets that zestful pleasure just right. (Picture book. 3-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547010205
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/06/2009
Series:
Journeys Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 0.08(h) x (d)
Lexile:
AD550L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 Years

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