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The Deep Dish on Pizza! (History of fun stuff)

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Chow down on a slice of history in this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read all about pizza, part of a series about the history of fun stuff!

Did you know that two thousand years ago, the soldiers of Darius the Great used their shields to cook a pizza-like flatbread? Or that Americans eat approximately 350 slices of pizza per second? That adds up to more than seven
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Paperback, 48 pages
Published August 5th 2014 by Simon Spotlight
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Heather Jo
May 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Becky B
Mar 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
A history of pizza from it's ancient food origins, to the addition of tomatoes, to the proliferation of pizza in Italy, to it's popularity rise in the United States and around the world. A few pages of extended reading in the back on related geography and math topics too.

I've read a couple history of food books, but I still learned several things from this book for kids. For instance, I'd never heard such a detailed history of the rise of popularity of pizzas in Italy (or the origins of common p
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Tori
May 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a book that second graders could be reading by half way though the first semester. I like how it is an information book but, it is on a fun topic. I like how it gives the history of pizza, how it got so popular, and people who are famous for working with pizza. It is in chapter book format which is nice for the kids. I like how the pictures are cartoonish. I could see using this in a second grade Lit. Circle and since there are other books like this one on different topics the students c ...more
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Sep 09, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A really good history on the orgins of pizza and how this yummy food has evolved over the centuries.
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