Pizza Pig (Step Into Reading: Step 2 Reading with Help)

by Diana Murray (Author)

Pizza Pig (Step Into Reading: Step 2 Reading with Help)
Kindness is on the menu! Pizza Pig's pizza parlor is the place to be, where animals can order whatever their taste buds desire in this entertaining Step 2 beginning reader.

WINNER of the 2019 Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award for Beginning Fiction!

Penguins like their pizza cold. Rats want cheese with extra mold!

Customers at Pizza Pig's get whatever they want on their pizzas! But why isn't Turtle eating? It turns out that one is the loneliest number when it comes to a bustling pizza joint filled with groups of animals. All Turtle needs is a friend to whet her appetite! This rhyming story about pizza, compassion, and friendship is sure to tickle young readers.

Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories, for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help. Rhyme and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story.

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Diana Murray
Diana Murray is a poet and picture book author whose other books include the bestselling Unicorn Day series, Grimelda: The Very Messy Witch, and Pizza Pig. She grew up in New York City and still lives nearby with her husband, two children, and a treat-loving dog.

Bats Langley is a painter, sculptor, writer, illustrator, toy designer, and creator of many things. Bats, a Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) grad, frequently contributes illustrations for the covers and interiors of Scholastic, Spider, Ladybug, and Cricket magazines. His art has shown in galleries across the United States and the world. He illustrated Groggle's Monster Valentine, the first in the series, and was the author/illustrator of Alice's Adventures in #Wonderland. Bats created the cover art for Scary Stories to Tell on The Pod, a podcast hosted by SNL head writer Anna Drezen and TV writer Andrew Farmer. He lives with his husband, Nicholas, on the island of Manhattan. They both enjoy cooking, reading, and watching the owls, which live in a sanctuary on a neighbor's roof, swoop in their backyard.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication date
February 20, 2018
Step Into Reading: Step 2 Reading with Help
BISAC categories
JUV039060 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV002000 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | General
Library of Congress categories
Picture books
Stories in rhyme
Readers (Publications)

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