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****Pete's a Pizza

by William Steig 

Reviewed September 5, 2002.
Michael di Capua Books, 1998.  32 pages.

Pete’s a Pizza is more than a book--It’s an adult-child activity!  You could probably enjoy it with a child as young as two, and today I discovered that even an eight-year-old can still thoroughly relish the experience.

Pete’s in a bad mood.  So his father decides to turn him into a pizza.  The story and pictures are simple.  The fun is that of course you have to imitate Pete’s father’s actions as you read.  It’s amazing how much it tickles the “dough” when you make a pizza.  At the end, the pizza runs away, and is captured and hugged.  Tremendous, loving fun!  Try turning your child into a pizza today!

Reviews of other books by William Steig:
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
Yellow and Pink  

Review of a book about William Steig:
The World of William Steig, by Lee Lorenz

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