Every Night Is Pizza Night (Hardcover)

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Pipo is pretty dang sure that pizza is the best food ever. So sure, that she makes her family eat pizza every single day! Her parents are kinda sick of it so they tell her to go around and prove that pizza is the best food. Pipo finds out that everyone has a different food they think is the best and finds some new foods she likes a lot!

If you’ve got a kid who is convinced that 1 thing is the best, read this book with them and it may encourage them and you to try something new.


— From Ostentatious October Staff Picks


New York Times Bestseller

Best-selling author J. Kenji López-Alt introduces Pipo, a girl on a quest to prove that pizza is the best food in the world.

Pipo thinks that pizza is the best. No, Pipo knows that pizza is the best. It is scientific fact. But when she sets out on a neighborhood-spanning quest to prove it, she discovers that "best" might not mean what she thought it meant.

Join Pipo as she cooks new foods with her friends Eugene, Farah, Dakota, and Ronnie and Donnie. Each eating experiment delights and stuns her taste buds. Is a family recipe for bibimbap better than pizza? What about a Moroccan tagine that reminds you of home? Or is the best food in the world the kind of food you share with the people you love?

Warm and funny, with bright, whimsical illustrations by Gianna Ruggiero, Every Night Is Pizza Night is a story about open-mindedness, community, and family. With a bonus pizza recipe for young readers to cook with their parents, Every Night Is Pizza Night will make even the pickiest eaters hungry for something new.

About the Author

J. Kenji López-Alt is the best-selling author of The Food Lab, winner of James Beard and IACP awards. He lives in San Mateo, California.

Gianna Ruggiero is a concept artist, video game developer, and illustrator. Every Night Is Pizza Night is her debut children’s book. She lives in Oakland, California.

Praise For…

Bold, bright colors, dynamic illustrations, repetitive refrains, and catchy, well-paced text make this book utterly rereadable...A delightful culinary ode to the multicultural world we live in.
— Kirkus (starred review)

Chef and food writer Lopez-Alt brings his enthusiasm for food to the bouncy, lively lines of this picture book...with stylized figures and playful background details Ruggiero spotlights not only the ingredients and dishes but also the realistic diversity of Pipo's multicultural neighborhood.
— Sarah Hunter - Booklist

Charming…brightened by whimsical illustrations.
— Mark Kennedy - Associated Press
Product Details
ISBN: 9781324005254
ISBN-10: 1324005254
Publisher: Norton Young Readers
Publication Date: September 1st, 2020
Pages: 48
Language: English