Pete's a Pizza

Pete's a Pizza

by William Steig

Hardcover(1 ED)

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Overview

Pete's father starts kneading the dough. Next, some oil is generously applied. (Its really water.) And then some tomatoes. (They're really checkers.) When the dough gets tickled, it laughs like crazy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062051578
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/05/1998
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 146,772
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)
Lexile: AD500L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 Months to 3 Years

About the Author

William Steig's drawings appeared regularly in The New Yorker since 1930. He also wrote and illustrated books for children, most recently his memoir, When Everybody Wore a Hat. His other books include Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, winner of the Caldecott Medal; The Amazing Bone, a Caldecott Honor Book; and Abel's Island and Doctor De Soto, both Newbery Honor Books; Doctor De Soto Goes to Africa; Pete's A Pizza; and Zeke Pippin.

William Steig's drawings appeared regularly in The New Yorker since 1930. He also wrote and illustrated books for children, most recently his memoir, When Everybody Wore a Hat. His other books include Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, winner of the Caldecott Medal; The Amazing Bone, a Caldecott Honor Book; and Abel's Island and Doctor De Soto, both Newbery Honor Books; Doctor De Soto Goes to Africa; Pete's A Pizza; and Zeke Pippin.

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Pete's a Pizza 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
jmilton11 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Genre: Realistic fictionAge: PrimaryMedia: Watercolor Review: This book portrays realistic fiction because a young boy being bored when it is raining would be very likely to happen. The characters in the story are not real.Character: Pete is a flat character. You do not know about his background. However you do know about his family structure and his relationship between his family and him. You do not know his thoughts though.
DayehSensei on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A hilarious, touching story about a boy whose father turns disappointment into a game of "pizza." This is a perfect story to read to a bummed-out child in need of a laugh.
dangerlibearian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A dad decides to cheer up his son by making him into a pizza, fun interaction with the kneading and stretching of dough, adding of cheese and all that jazz. In the end it stops raining and the boy goes out to play, very sweet family interaction story.
curiousbutterpants on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It'd probably be unusual for any other author or illustrator to try to write a book about kids being turned into food. But for William Steig, "Pete's a Pizza" is just a natural - it's a great, clever book about a boy, Pete, who gets imagined into a pizza by his dear old dad.William Steig's silly, signature cartoon-style illustrations are accompanied this time around by tremendous present-tense prose - with simple, short, tongue-in-cheek sentences, as if Steig's taking great delight in describing the action to you, the reader. It comes very naturally to sympathize with Pete, who rather wishes it'd stop raining so he could play outside, but in the meantime will enjoy being turned into a pizza by his understanding father. And as Pete is rolled as dough, and layered with tomatoes, and then topped with cheese, the playful exchange between father-and-son is almost too enjoyable to care about anything else - for us, and them. "Pete's a Pizza" is just too much fun.Children will almost undoubtedly beg their parents to turn them into a pizza after reading this book, and parents will likely remember their own playful exchanges with either their parents or their kids. It's a feat for a book to strike just such a wonderful invitation to families, and it's only right for this book to sit on your kitchen counter at all times - to wait for just the perfect rainy afternoon.
alswartzfager on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The little boy in this story is sad when it rains and he can not play outside. His fathers plays with him and makes him into a "pizza". The little boy begins to have fun and as soon as he is done being a "pizza" the sun comes out and he gets to play outside.
alebarbu on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Steig, W. (1998). Pete¿s a pizza. New York: HarperCollinsPublishers. Pete is disappointed because it starts to rain just when he was supposed to play with his friends. His father cheers him up by playing a game in which the boy is made into a pizza, complete with oil (actually water), flour (talcum powder), tomatoes (checkers) and cheese (pieces of paper). Just as Pete is running away to escape being ¿sliced¿, the sun comes out, so he goes out to look for his friends.This book is based on a play that the author used to play with his younger daughter, and is sure to be heartwarming to any upset (or not) child. In the printed version, the watercolor illustrations stand out on a wide white background, with the short text in uppercase letters below. On the audio CD, the story comes even more to life because the narration is accompanied by noises of the rain, laughter of Pete, the noises of the father making the ¿pizza¿ (kneading the ¿dough¿, whirling the ¿dough¿, pouring the water, ¿sprinkling¿ the checkers, etc.), and there is also background music that corresponds to the mood of the story. When the characters speak, their voices correspond to who they are (the male narrator does the father¿s voice, but a little boy does the voice for Pete). Two audio versions are provided: one with page turn signals (sound of a page turning), and one without. Perfect to read and/or listen to. Ages 5-8.
MaowangVater on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Pete's father cheers him up on a rainy day by pretending he's a pizza.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got this book for my son (named Pete!) when he was 2 (he's now almost 5). He has always loved it, as have I. William Steig has a simple, fun story accompanied by simple, fun illustrations, and my son especially loves it when we 'act out' the book as we read it. (Incidentally, as the book illustrates, turning your child into a 'pizza' is guaranteed to brighten his cranky mood -- and I speak from experience!) I'm glad I got the hardcover edition of this book the first time around, because it is one of my son's and my favorites.