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Pizza at Sally's Hardcover – June 1, 2006
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The illustrations, "colored copies of photos, labels, and other ephemera" pasted on gouache-prepared paper have a toy-like quality, as if your Lego decals leapt from signs and trains onto the pages.. Coupled the informal font, the look is a relaxed photo realism. The combination is much warmer than most of the computer-generated images I've seen. Photos of Sally's (she's the pizza maker) tomatoes complement shiny drawings of patterned green leaves, and tall background buildings with luminescent colored windowpanes hint at the urban setting. "Sally the pizza maker grows tomatoes in her community garden in the city." This is an exciting setting for non-city kids who have never seen a rooftop garden.
Wellington also skillfully mixes farm scenes with their destination: The neighborhood stores where Sally buys her pizza ingredients. There's a beautiful, atmospheric picture of the cheese shop with giant company labels hanging from the wall, and there's an unexpected lower panel that shows us the cows grazing many miles from the cheese shop interior. It's a bold montage that works extremely well.
At 11:00 AM, Sally--with her ubiquitous cat smiling up at her--begins making pizza! It's homemade of course, "Cut, chop, stir, and simmer. There are good smells in the air. Sally makes her tomato sauce.Read more ›
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My two-year-old LOVES this book. The illustrations are simple, the storyline familiar and it includes her favorite food!Published 10 months ago by Hindy
This book is cute. I bought it because my 4 year old loves The Mr. Cookie Baker book. This one isn't nearly as cute as Mr. Read morePublished 14 months ago by ILmomto3
Great book, with all the things you want to keep your child wanting to read!Published on September 22, 2010 by Julie A. Roberts