World Pizza

By Cece Meng (Author), Ellen Shi (Illustrator)


Format Hardcover Picture Book


World Pizza

by Cece Meng, Ellen Shi



Barnes and Noble Indiebound
When Momma spots a wishing star, she starts to ask for world peace—but a sneeze changes “peace” into “peace-AH-AH-AH-choo!” World PIZZA! Suddenly, yummy pies of every kind come drifting down from the sky. That’s not exactly what Momma hoped for . . . or is it? With humor, warmth, and heart, this delicious picture book celebrates the things that truly bring us together.
“The gentle text [has] a very positive outlook. . . . One can only wish that ‘world pizza’ could solve our planet's problems.” —Kirkus Reviews

“When a family watches a wishing star fly by one night, Mama intends to wish for world peace, but when she’s interrupted by a sneeze, she accidentally wishes for world pizza instead. Soon, pizzas of all types fall from the sky all over the world, and in a clever twist, Mama gets her wish after all. . . . Shi’s soft, winsome illustrations show a diverse array of people enjoying pizza the world over . . . the gentle, optimistic message is carried well. This playful, hopeful paean to pizza should please little ones, and with a nice wind-down message at the end, it would be a good pick for bedtime, too.” — Booklist

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Cece Meng is the award-winning author of several published picture books, including The Wonderful Thing About Hiccups, winner of the National Association of Parenting Publications Honors Award; Tough Chicks, included on the ALA Amelia Bloomer List of feminist literature; I Will Not Read This Book, and Bedtime is Canceled (all Houghton). Cece lives in Santa Cruz, CA.
Ellen Shi is a recent graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, majoring in Illustration. Her first picture book, Little Frog and the Scary Autumn Thing, by beloved author Jane Yolen, will pub in September 2016 (Persnickety Press). When not illustrating for children, teaching art to children, or crafting elaborate fabric puppets, you can find her devouring cherry and chocolate pizza, likely with her nose in a book. Ellen lives in Edison, NJ.

Pub Date: 6/6/2017

ISBN: 9781454919469

Price: $14.95 / $16.95 CAN

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Pages: 32 pages, all in color

Trim: 10.875 x 8.5 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Juvenile / Picture Books

Age Range: 3 and up

Publisher: Sterling Children's Books

Carton Quantity: 30