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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Pete's a Pizza

"Pete's a Pizza" by William Steig, 1998

Pete is a boy who gets in a bad mood when he wants to play ball with his friends, but it starts to rain. Pete's Dad tries to cheer him up, so he pretends that Pete is a pizza! His mother watches as his Dad slowly starts to pretend he's making a pizza using Pete.

"So he sets him down on the kitchen table and starts kneading the dough, and stretching it this way and that. Now the dough gets whirled and twirled up in the air. Next, some oil is generously applied. (It's really water.) Then comes some flour. (It's really talcum powder.) And then some tomatoes. (It's really checkers.)"

This book is not only fun to read, but you can't help but think the child listening to this story would also want to be made into a pizza!

You'll have to read the book to find out what other silly things Pete's father does to make Pete into a pizza. But once they're finished, the rain stops, the sun comes out, and Pete is ready to go play ball!

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