Welcome to Saturday Story Spotlight, my feature where I discuss books my husband and I are reading with our son, Daniel. These are books that he, we, or all of us particularly enjoy.
Curious George and the Pizza by Margret Ray and H.A. Ray
Published by HMH Books
When George and his friend go to a pizza parlor, George is absolutely fascinated by the tossing of the pizza dough and the making of the pizzas. When he tries to make some pizzas on his own, though, a huge mess ensues. The owner of the pizza parlor is pretty angry, until he has to deliver a pizza to a factory which is already closed, at which point George’s monkey skills save the day.
A monkey and pizza! What more could Daniel want?
Really, there’s nothing particularly special about Curious George and the Pizza, but it is a crowd-pleaser in this house. My favorite reason to read it with Daniel is for the identification of facial expressions. When the pizza parlor owner is frustrated to the point of tears, Daniel points at him and yells “crying!” Between this and just the joy of reading, Curious George and the Pizza is a frequent visitor to our storytimes.
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