Cover image for How to eat pizza / Jon Burgerman.
How to eat pizza / Jon Burgerman.
Publication Information:
New York, New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2018]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 26 cm


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Everyone's favorite meal talks back in this deliciously irreverent new picture book from the creator of Splat! and Rhyme Crime

How do you eat pizza? Do you pick the biggest slice? Add hot pepper flakes? Use your hands? Do you know how your pizza slice feels about that? He thinks it's disgusting. There are so many other things you could eat -- that aren't him. Listen up. He's got ideas.

Bright, bold artwork and real-kid humor create a recipe for laugh-out-loud, finger-licking fun.

"A slice-of-life tale that delivers. Kids will eat it up." -- Kirkus
"A tangy, chucklesome mix." -- Publishers Weekly

Author Notes

Jon Burgerman is an award-winning artist, creating picture books like Splat! and Rhyme Crime , as well as murals, sculptures, toys, apparel, and posters. His art is collected by the Victoria and Albert Museum among others worldwide. Jon celebrates mistakes, experiments, and the unexpected, believing that through playful, creative acts, art can allow people to change their worlds. Born in the UK, he currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife and fellow artist, You Byun.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

"The first thing you need to do is choose a slice," explains the unseen narrator of this culinary how-to spoof, who then admits, "I always pick the biggest!" Removed from the cheesy pie, the googly eyed pizza slice sprouts arms and legs and comments good-naturedly as it is sprinkled with chili flakes ("Ha-ha-ha. Hey, I'm ticklish!") and topped with a basil leaf ("Cute!"). But its chirpy tone melts away after it realizes what is to come. The fast-talking slice points to its crusty bottom ("No one likes the crust!") and lists the remaining pieces' virtues: one knows karate, another is musical, yet another is a perfect isosceles. But none is willing to be eaten, so they band together in an attempt to change the menu, extolling the merits of vegetables (mushrooms, broccoli, peppers, etc.) and fruit (pineapple), a plan that can only backfire, as pizza fans well know. Set against bright backdrops, animated slices by Burgerman (Rhyme Crime) amplify the narrative's goofy humor, which juggles the characters' small-font asides and dramatic, large-type exclamations, making for a tangy, chucklesome mix. Ages 3-5. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.