Tracing the history of pizza from its origins in ancient Italy and Greece through its universal popularity today, this beautifully designed book for readers 4 to 8 features a little girl who gladly introduces her hometown and relates facts about everyday life in Italy. Susan Fillion's brisk yet informative text appears in English and Italian, while her folksy, vividly colored illustrations evoke the paintings of Vincent van Gogh and Henri Matisse. The book also includes a pronunciation guide to some of the Italian words used here; a recipe for pizza Margherita; and for more advanced readers, a detailed history of pizza.
"[Fillion's] whirlwind tour of Italian culture and history, filtered through a veil of mozzarella, is lively and sweet."—Publisher's Weekly