A crazy Italian joint makes a tasty read! Reading in the mixed-up Italian restaurant is one of Jake's favorite things to do! Whether they play with food or dig into a good book, Jake and his uncle always have an amusing and delicious time. Juggling ravioli, bowling with mozzarella balls, or playing spaghetti pick-up sticks are just a few of the fun games Jake and his uncle invent. As much as Jake enjoys these culinary amusements, he could just as easily devour a good read. When his uncle's restaurant needs a neighbor, Jake must find the perfect fit. But who is willing to work next to such a crazy joint? Filled with reading, ravioli, and resolve, this is a story for any family who plays and reads together.
|Publisher:||Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Award-winning author Margo Sorenson was born in Washington, DC, but spent the first seven years of her life in Spain and Italy, cultivating her love for reading. After teaching at the middle- and high-school levels, Sorenson became a full-time writer of children's and young adult fiction. Through her characters, Sorenson hopes to introduce kids to new ideas and experiences.
David Harrington's affinity for art began at a young age, when he drew on everything-except paper. Since receiving a BFA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, he has illustrated numerous children's books, including Pelican's Pecos Bill Invents the Ten-Gallon Hat, winner of the WWA Spur Award, Chachalaca Chiquita, Ole! Cinco de Mayo!, and The Boy Who Wouldn't Read.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I just received my hardbound copy of Spaghetti Smiles and can’t wait to share it with my grandchildren, all of whom love spaghetti! The colorful, whimsical illustrations and engaging text with its humor, silliness (what kid wouldn't love to roll mozzarella balls and play pick up sticks with spaghetti?) and word play will appeal to children and the adults who will be asked to read this story again and again. In addition to it playful spirit, Spaghetti Smiles is a tale of loyalty, love and perseverance as the determined Jake works hard to save his uncle’s restaurant.