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Pizza and Taco: Too Cool for School

(A Graphic Novel)

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Hardcover
$9.99 US
6.25"W x 8.5"H x 0.41"D  
On sale Jun 28, 2022 | 72 Pages | 9780593376072
Grades K-3
Reading Level: Lexile GN360L | Fountas & Pinnell L
FOC May 23, 2022 | Catalog April 2022
New backpacks? Check! Besties Pizza and Taco are ready to head back to school, but are they ready to meet the cool new kid?

B.L.T. wears sunglasses--even in school! He's not even worried about being late to class. SO COOL! I mean, "whatever." Pizza and Taco quickly pick up on what's cool--and what's not--by watching B.L.T.'s every move. Will that spell t-r-o-u-b-l-e for Pizza and Taco with their teacher, Mr. Apple? 

This hilarious young graphic novel--with chapters--will tickle the funny bones of kids ages 5-8 and bolster their reading confidence. Young graphic chapter books are a great step on the way to graphic novels and longer chapter books.

Readers will devour all the books in the series:
Pizza and Taco: Who's the Best?
Pizza and Taco: Best Party Ever!
Pizza and Taco: Super-Awesome Comic!
Pizza and Taco: Too Cool For School
Pizza and Taco: Rock Out!
STEPHEN SHASKAN has always loved comics—reading them and making them! He grew up reading Marvel, DC, Harvey Comics, and Mad magazine and created his first comic, Super Grandpa, when he was in elementary school. He now creates the graphic chapter book series Pizza and Taco and is super excited to be sharing all he’s learned in this special activity book. Stephen lives with his wife and frequent collaborator, Trisha Speed Shaskan in Minneapolis. Visit him at online and follow him on social media to see more Pizza and Taco content. View titles by Stephen Shaskan

Classroom Activities for Pizza and Taco: Too Cool for School

Classroom activities supplement discussion and traditional lessons with group projects and creative tasks. Can be used in pre-existing units and lessons, or as stand-alone.

(Please note: the guide displayed here is the most recently uploaded version; while unlikely, any page citation discrepancies between the guide and book is likely due to pagination differences between a book’s different formats.)

YAAAS! This lunch bunch serves pure silliness.” –Kirkus Reviews

"A perfect choice for early readers beginning their climb to Dog Man.” –Booklist

"Fans of Clanton’s Narwhal and Jelly series will find these foodie friends particularly appealing." –The Bulletin

"There’s plenty of gross-out humor for kids. Readers will relate to the joy and frustration of friendly competition, and the hilarity of watching an animated taco and slice of pizza do their best-friends dance is not to be missed. A delightful graphic novel for young readers." –School Library Journal


Kid praise for Pizza and Taco: Who's the Best?

"This book is really funny! I love this book, because...PIZZA!" –Charlie, age 7

"It's a great mix of friendship, competition, and delicious food!" –Shira, age 9

About

New backpacks? Check! Besties Pizza and Taco are ready to head back to school, but are they ready to meet the cool new kid?

B.L.T. wears sunglasses--even in school! He's not even worried about being late to class. SO COOL! I mean, "whatever." Pizza and Taco quickly pick up on what's cool--and what's not--by watching B.L.T.'s every move. Will that spell t-r-o-u-b-l-e for Pizza and Taco with their teacher, Mr. Apple? 

This hilarious young graphic novel--with chapters--will tickle the funny bones of kids ages 5-8 and bolster their reading confidence. Young graphic chapter books are a great step on the way to graphic novels and longer chapter books.

Readers will devour all the books in the series:
Pizza and Taco: Who's the Best?
Pizza and Taco: Best Party Ever!
Pizza and Taco: Super-Awesome Comic!
Pizza and Taco: Too Cool For School
Pizza and Taco: Rock Out!

Author

STEPHEN SHASKAN has always loved comics—reading them and making them! He grew up reading Marvel, DC, Harvey Comics, and Mad magazine and created his first comic, Super Grandpa, when he was in elementary school. He now creates the graphic chapter book series Pizza and Taco and is super excited to be sharing all he’s learned in this special activity book. Stephen lives with his wife and frequent collaborator, Trisha Speed Shaskan in Minneapolis. Visit him at online and follow him on social media to see more Pizza and Taco content. View titles by Stephen Shaskan

Guides

Classroom Activities for Pizza and Taco: Too Cool for School

Classroom activities supplement discussion and traditional lessons with group projects and creative tasks. Can be used in pre-existing units and lessons, or as stand-alone.

(Please note: the guide displayed here is the most recently uploaded version; while unlikely, any page citation discrepancies between the guide and book is likely due to pagination differences between a book’s different formats.)

Praise

YAAAS! This lunch bunch serves pure silliness.” –Kirkus Reviews

"A perfect choice for early readers beginning their climb to Dog Man.” –Booklist

"Fans of Clanton’s Narwhal and Jelly series will find these foodie friends particularly appealing." –The Bulletin

"There’s plenty of gross-out humor for kids. Readers will relate to the joy and frustration of friendly competition, and the hilarity of watching an animated taco and slice of pizza do their best-friends dance is not to be missed. A delightful graphic novel for young readers." –School Library Journal


Kid praise for Pizza and Taco: Who's the Best?

"This book is really funny! I love this book, because...PIZZA!" –Charlie, age 7

"It's a great mix of friendship, competition, and delicious food!" –Shira, age 9

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