Secret Pizza Party

Secret Pizza Party

Book - 2013
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Can you keep a secret? Okay, lean a little closer. You see, Raccoon loves gooey, cheesy, tomato-y pizza more than anything else in the whole world, but everyone is always chasing him away from their pizza with brooms. The only solution is to throw him a . . . Secret Pizza Party! Shhh! It's a secret? In fact, you should probably just forget I told you. Nope, no secret pizza party happening here. You didn't already tell all your friends, did you? Uh-oh . . . Everyone love Dragons Love Tacos! A New York Times Notable Children's Book of 2012 'This book gets everything right.' New York Times Book Review * 'Rubin and Salmieri are two of the weirdest, funniest guys working in kids' lit today.' Publishers Weekly , starred review 'A heaping helping of silly.' San Francisco Chronicle
Publisher: New York : Penguin Group, c2013.
ISBN: 9780803739475
0803739478
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill.
Additional Contributors: Salmieri, Daniel 1983-

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skyekilaen
Sep 17, 2016

When you're a raccoon who loves pizza, the whole world is against you, and they have brooms. Desperate times call for desperate measures! But maybe you shouldn't get ON the buffet table...? Just a thought. This is completely ridiculous but Rubin and Salmieri have you rooting for the raccoon at every turn.

p.s. We liked this way more than Dragons Love Tacos. :)

CRRL_CraigGraziano Jul 16, 2015

Rubin is a master of throwing in brilliant non sequiturs while Salmieri adds flair in the form of used mitten stores and the raccoon's private diary of the times he ate pizza.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/secret_pizza_party_rubin

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dvtucker
Jul 12, 2015

Poor raccoon, all he wants in life is some pizza.

KRockstar10 Feb 24, 2014

Three and a half stars and I'm rounding up because I love Adam Rubin. This was not as good as "Dragons Love Tacos," (and if you have not read that book, what are you waiting for??) but it was very cute and fun.

forbesrachel Dec 04, 2013

For the chance to eat pizza, this raccoon will try anything, even throwing a secret pizza party. For the silliest of reasons he risks brooms, capture, and raccoon-sniffing robots, but boy is it worth it.

The desire to eat a favourite food is put into new light, and no animal could better represent this than a scavenger that everyone considers a pest. The design of this creature only modifies his sneakiness, for his features have a long black mask, and at one point he even wears a disguise.

The story progresses in a concise manner, starting with his troubles, why he wants pizza, the plan and why it must be secret (he is right, secret things are better than their regular counterparts), and the conclusion of said plan.

All-in-all their is little point to all this beyond just being a funny jaunt with a pizza-loving raccoon.

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Jul 10, 2014

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