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Pizza and Taco: Wrestling Mania!

(A Graphic Novel)

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Hardcover
$10.99 US
6.25"W x 8.56"H x 0.4"D  
On sale Jan 02, 2024 | 72 Pages | 978-0-593-70346-5
| Grades K-3
Reading Level: Lexile GN300L | Fountas & Pinnell L
FOC Dec 4, 2023 | Catalog November 2023
Get ready to rumble with Pizza and Taco in this hilarious graphic novel chapter book! These foodie besties need to find a sport they'll both be awesome at! Baseball? No. Soccer? Nah. Football? Maybe. Wrestling? YAAAS! These two are ready to throw down! Or at least they think they are!

Pizza's and Taco's moms want them to join a sports team! But nothing seems to be cutting the mustard. That is, until they spot the wrestling sign up sheet at school! Once they choose their wrestling names and create signature moves—they're ready to become wrestling pros! Or will the exercise involved send them to the showers?

This hilarious young graphic novel—with chapters—will tickle the funny bones of kids ages 5-8 and bolster their reading confidence. It's the perfect stepping stone for those who are transitioning to longer chapter books and graphic novels.

Readers will also love the first six books in the series:
Who's the Best?
Best Party Ever!
Super-Awesome Comic!
Too Cool for School
Rock Out!
Dare to be Scared!
STEPHEN SHASKAN has written and illustrated over a dozen children's books, including the Pizza and Taco series of graphic chapter books. His picture book, A Dog Is a Dog, was a New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection and a CCBC Choices Book. He holds a BFA in illustration from Rhode Island School of Design, and worked with kids for twenty years as an early childhood educator and after-school and summer art teacher. He loves performing at musical storytimes, presenting at schools, conferences, and festivals, and teaches comic classes to kids. Stephen lives with--and often collaborates with--his wife, author Trisha Speed Shaskan, in Minneapolis. Visit him at stephenshaskan.com. View titles by Stephen Shaskan
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Get ready to rumble with Pizza and Taco in this hilarious graphic novel chapter book! These foodie besties need to find a sport they'll both be awesome at! Baseball? No. Soccer? Nah. Football? Maybe. Wrestling? YAAAS! These two are ready to throw down! Or at least they think they are!

Pizza's and Taco's moms want them to join a sports team! But nothing seems to be cutting the mustard. That is, until they spot the wrestling sign up sheet at school! Once they choose their wrestling names and create signature moves—they're ready to become wrestling pros! Or will the exercise involved send them to the showers?

This hilarious young graphic novel—with chapters—will tickle the funny bones of kids ages 5-8 and bolster their reading confidence. It's the perfect stepping stone for those who are transitioning to longer chapter books and graphic novels.

Readers will also love the first six books in the series:
Who's the Best?
Best Party Ever!
Super-Awesome Comic!
Too Cool for School
Rock Out!
Dare to be Scared!

Author

STEPHEN SHASKAN has written and illustrated over a dozen children's books, including the Pizza and Taco series of graphic chapter books. His picture book, A Dog Is a Dog, was a New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection and a CCBC Choices Book. He holds a BFA in illustration from Rhode Island School of Design, and worked with kids for twenty years as an early childhood educator and after-school and summer art teacher. He loves performing at musical storytimes, presenting at schools, conferences, and festivals, and teaches comic classes to kids. Stephen lives with--and often collaborates with--his wife, author Trisha Speed Shaskan, in Minneapolis. Visit him at stephenshaskan.com. View titles by Stephen Shaskan

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