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ARC Review: Pizza and Taco: Best Party Ever! by Stephen Shaskan

Thank you to Random House Books for Young Readers and NetGalley for the eARC to read and review! Pizza and Taco: Best Party Ever! is now on sale.

Image via NetGalley

Genre: Children’s Fiction, Graphic Novel
Series: Pizza and Taco #2
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐☆☆
Recommend to Others?: Maybe

ABOUT: The second in a hilarious young graphic novel series about Pizza and Taco. This time around Pizza and Taco are bored, so they decide to throw an awesome party! What could possibly go wrong?

Pizza and Taco have the oh-so-relatable problem of not knowing what to do when boredom strikes. The answer? Throw a party! They have a location, and a guest list, and decorations. Everything is perfect . . . until it isn’t. In fact, it’s kind of a DISASTER! Ice Cream has a meltdown, and who knew Hamburger was lactose intolerant? (Who invited Cheeseburger anyway?) Well, now they know how NOT to throw a party!!

This hilarious young graphic novel–with chapters–will tickle the funny bones of kids ages 4-7 and bolster their reading confidence. Readers will also love the first book in the series, Pizza and Taco Who’s the Best? Young graphic chapter books are also a great step on the way to longer chapter books and graphic novels.


My Review: Young readers will find Pizza and Taco: Best Party Ever! to be a joyful read about the tribulations Pizza and Taco go through to cure their boredom.

What’s cool about this story is that it introduces kids to graphic novels and how to read them. I also liked how the characters are part illustrated part real images (as you can see by the festive cover art).

While I felt the story was a little underwhelming, I liked the creativity of the book. I think kids will be interested in reading about two yummy foods throwing a party.

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