The Deep Dish on Pizza!

with audio recording

Illustrated by Daniel Guidera

About The Book

Chow down on a slice of history in this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read all about pizza, part of a series about the history of fun stuff!

Did you know that two thousand years ago, the soldiers of Darius the Great used their shields to cook a pizza-like flatbread? Or that Americans eat approximately 350 slices of pizza per second? That adds up to more than seventy-five football fields of pizza each day! Learn all about the mouthwatering history of pizza in this fun, fact-filled book.

A special section at the back of the book includes relevant info on subjects like geography and science, and there’s even a fun quiz so you can test yourself to see what you’ve learned!

About The Author

Stephen Krensky is the author of more than a hundred books for children, including How Santa Got His Job (an ALA Notable Book) and Big Bad Wolves at School. He and his wife, Joan, live in Lexington, Massachusetts. You can visit him at StephenKrensky.com.

About The Illustrator

Saturday morning cartoons and lounge music, big-time wrestling and creature movies, bowling alleys and flying saucers, kitschy fun parks and the Ramones, diners, Dino-Land, Dean Martin–these are just a few of Daniel Guidera’s favorite things that inspire his signature Illustration-A-Go-Go! style. His work has appeared in venues such as MAD Magazine, Topps baseball cards, cookie boxes, in-flight magazines, great metropolitan newspapers, technology magazines and grade school textbooks. Most recently, Daniel had immense fun creating illustrations for the iPad e-book app My Dad Drives A Roller Coaster Car, currently available in the iTunes store. He’s won awards, but then, so has everybody.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight (August 5, 2014)
  • Length: 48 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481420570
  • Grades: 1 - 3
  • Ages: 6 - 8
  • Lexile ® NC950L

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