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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Giuseppe's Famous Pizza Pies by Meaghan Fisher is about pizza chef, Giuseppe who lives in Rome. Tourists flock from far and wide to taste his delicious pizzas. He would also entertain them with his antics as they waited in line to get their pizzas. But one day his vendor cart breaks and he finds it difficult to make and sell his pizzas. Giuseppe does not know how he will make money to make his ends meet.
The story is delightful and full of joy except for the time when the vendor cart breaks down. Giuseppe's character is lovable and endearing and children will surely enjoy reading this story. The illustrations are also bright and cheerful and they add to the beauty of the story. Illustrations do wonders to children's story books. They make the tales more attractive and make it easier for a child to comprehend and relate to what the author has written. The story also has a theme of helping others and being kind. Marsha is another character who will remain in your mind after reading the story. Her generosity and kindness form the underlying theme of the story.
The book can be used in classrooms for reading and story-telling sessions. It would be a good book to read at night before bedtime. Giuseppe's yummy pizza pies will make your mouth water. Will Giuseppe be able to get his vendor cart fixed? Will any of his friends help him find a solution?