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.
Why we LOVE this book:
- Story has a positive outlook
- The illustrations show a diverse array of people enjoying pizza around the world
- A fun play on words that will have little ones laughing
- Pleasant story to end the day and perfect for a bedtime story
About the Author
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.
About the Illustrator
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.