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Pizza at Sally's

3.74  ·  Rating Details ·  131 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
Sally the pizza maker makes pizza. She grows tomatoes in the community garden for the sauce. She gets cheese in the shop down the street. She buys flour from the mill for the dough. Festive artwork shows all her tasks as Sally prepares, mixes, and bakes delicious pizzas. The perfect tie-in to elementary school lessons about where food comes from, this book will be embraced ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Dutton Books for Young Readers
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Sue Poduska
Nov 03, 2016 Sue Poduska rated it really liked it
Definitely worth another look, this book from ten years ago still has a fresh approach to learning about where the food we eat comes from. A fun book about a favorite food.
Jessica
Jan 25, 2011 Jessica rated it liked it
I checked out this book because I'd read that it was good for storytimes. However, I made the mistake of reading the book to a mixed group aged 3-9. It's not really funny or exciting, so it's better for a younger age group. I still might use it for my 4-year-old storytime. Pizza at Sally's is about Sally the pizza maker as she spends the day making pizzas for the pizzeria (first "she picks tomatoes from her community garden"). I found it helpful to go through the steps of making a pizza, and the ...more
Dewey
May 11, 2016 Dewey rated it liked it
Shelves: st-pizza
Thing I liked: it explains the process of how a pizza is made, which would probably be cool for kids to hear, and then can be further tied in with a craft about building your own pizza.

Things I didn't like: It was kind of boring, and it almost felt more like a picture book-style promotion of a pizzeria than it did an actual picture book.

^That being said, it would still be an ok addition to a pizza-themed storytime, if you're short of book options.
Jackie
Apr 19, 2010 Jackie rated it really liked it
Step-by-step Sally shows us the way to make pizza, fresh and hot. From garden grown tomatoes, to milled flour, to cheese made from milk, pizza is best when it is eaten piping hot out of the oven. But the very best way to eat pizza is to have the Pizza at Sally's.

Used for "Snacks: Pop Goes the Corn" Storytime-April, 2010.
Susan
May 17, 2009 Susan rated it it was amazing
This is a great book for pre-K/Kindergarden.
Teaches kids about nutrition, shapes and gives a fun pizze recipe to follow at the end. Would be a great classroom project.
Warning!!!!!You get hungry reading this book.
Vicki
Feb 04, 2012 Vicki rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture, pre-school
Great to use to explain how a pizza shop owner makes her pizza's, with the assistance of her cute cat. The children loved watching for the cat in each picture . A bit detailed, the children seemed to enjoy it. Yummy!
Kristen
This is a good way to start off a pizza themed story time. It's not the most exciting of books, but it explains the process of making a pizza and I really like the community feel of it (all ingredients appear to be locally sourced). The kids seemed to enjoy it.
Brandi
Jan 23, 2014 Brandi rated it liked it
Another great process picture book from Monica Wellington. Sally pick vegetables from her garden and makes hot, bubbly, delicious pizzas from scratch for her pizza shop.
Dale
Jul 31, 2013 Dale rated it it was amazing
Follow Sally as she collects her ingredients then demonstrates the sequence of steps for making pizza. A delicious recipe is included. Vibrant illustrations can lead to discussions about where foods come from, math, and people and things in the community.
Shanaria
Apr 12, 2013 Shanaria rated it liked it
Shelves: nutrition
This is a good book to show children the process that food goes through to become the meal that they eat. It also teaches order. By that i mean it tells them the step that is taken to get the final product


Cooking activity: put kids in groups and make a pizza
June
Dec 09, 2014 June rated it liked it
Recommends it for: pizza and restaurant requests
Recommended to June by: Katie Fitzgerald
Shelves: picture-book, pizza
Sally makes pizza. Bright pictures, but a little long for my young group. 10/8/14

Worked well with the PreK 4s at TEC with their restaurant theme. 12/9/14
Rebecca
Feb 13, 2012 Rebecca rated it liked it
Good, simple picture book (with more collage elements than you notice at first) for pizza storytime.
Tracy Morton
Nov 10, 2016 Tracy Morton rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
This story oes through the ingredients needed to make a pizza. It also talks about where the toppings come from ie. the wheat is from the farm that make the crust.
Melissa
Feb 01, 2015 Melissa rated it really liked it
Cute illustrations and great story for young children. What really got Matthew excited was the kitty who makes the pizza alongside the human.
Rosa
Nov 06, 2013 Rosa rated it liked it
Goes over the process of making and selling pizza from getting the ingredients from the garden and making them into pizza to families getting take out. Includes a recipe for pizza in the back.
Karen
Nov 17, 2014 Karen rated it liked it
This is a fun, colorful book about the process of making pizza, from growing tomatoes to baking the pizza.
Steve
May 12, 2009 Steve rated it liked it
We learned the chef has her own garden. Her cat is her helper.
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Rebekah
Rebekah rated it it was ok
Aug 01, 2014
Corinna
Mar 03, 2016 Corinna rated it liked it
Shelves: storytime-books
Used for pizza story time February 2016
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Monica Wellington was born in London and lived in Europe until she moved to the United States at age seven. As a child she always loved to draw and paint, but it wasn't until she went to college that she realized she wanted to be an artist for her profession. She went to the University of Michigan's School of Art to earn her BFA and studied pottery, painting and printmaking. After art school, ...more
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