We’ve all been there. We have all struggled with a whiny, grumpy kid who has plans derailed by some unforeseeable event, only to result in a horribly mopey child who can’t seem to find his way out of the doldrums. Pete’s a Pizza, by William Steig, handles this situation in such a hilarious way, it is the perfect book to read when your little one has a case of the blues. I mean, there is so much to love about this goofy story, starting right with the title itself!
In Pete’s A Pizza, Petey gets quite upset when a rain shower prevents him from going to play ball with his friends. He can’t shake his funk, until his brilliant dad decides it’s time to turn him into– wait for it — a pizza! Petey’s parents instantly turn their child’s frown around with their goofy antics, and wouldn’t you know it, at the end of the story the sun comes out and Petey runs outside to play.
Pete’s a Pizza scores every time. It’s a classic for a reason. Your kids will giggle every time Petey’s parents knead and stretch the “dough,” cover it in oil and sauce, and complete the pie with cheese and toppings. My boys love acting this one out- making me be the pizza- but they also love when it’s their turn to get stretched and kneaded and covered in fake cheese. Guaranteed to make your little ones laugh, we can’t recommend this gem highly enough. Considering the fact that I could eat pizza for breakfast, lunch and dinner if that was socially acceptable, I’m surprised we didn’t get our hands on this book until recently!! Two trunks up (smothered with extra sauce and pepperoni, please!)