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Pizza Day: A Picture Book

Pizza Day: A Picture Book

Melissa Iwai

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)



A young boy and his father gather ingredients in the garden to prepare pizza on a hot day in this preschool picture book companion to Soup Day.

On a sunny, summer day, a young boy and his father assemble the ingredients for a homemade pizza. From gathering fresh garden herbs to rolling out the dough for a crust to spreading on sauce and cheese, this picture book leads young chefs step-by-step through the process of making a favorite meal. A pizza recipe completes Melissa Iwai's appealing preschool offering, Pizza Day.

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Praise for Pizza Day: A Picture Book

"Everyone will relate to this charming story . . . A delightful and delicious story that will be enjoyed by all."--School Library Journal

"Acrylics, collage, and digital art place red ripe tomatoes and other garden favorites in bold colors against verdant backyard scenes. . . . The affection and parent/child companionship is underscored as work and play culminate in a picnic backyard supper. . . .A detailed recipe follows. Yummy!"--Kirkus Reviews

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About the author

Melissa Iwai

Melissa Iwai has illustrated many children’s books, including Let’s Go to the Hardware Store, Toolbox Twins, B Is for Bulldozer and Good Night Engines. She is also the creator of Soup Day. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family.

Melissa Iwai

Tours & Events

Meet the Author

November 5-18, 2017

Meet Melissa Iwai as she reads from her new picture book Pizza Day.


Reading Guide

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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