Monday, July 19, 2010

Curious George and the Pizza Party

Host a pizza party, complete with the telling of Curious George and the Pizza Party!

Rey, Margret & H.A.
Curious George and the Pizza Party.
April 2010.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Review copy provided courtesy of publisher.

Curious George has never been to a pizza party before, so when a little girl from his building invites him to the party, he's more curious and excited than ever! Upon promising to have fun and be on his best behavior, the man with the yellow hat left him at the little girl's door ready for the party. However, George's curiosity gets the best of him and wrecks havoc on the party, nearly ruining the pizza dough. The children however, love George's creativity and use it to inspire their own pizzas! With the help of the children, George gets his mess cleaned up in time to ensure the party isn't ruined!

Definitely loved this book! It could be one of my all time favorite Curious George books - making homemade pizzas and having a pizza party is great fun... and, of course, the book can be used in all sorts of other ways as well - retelling activities, comprehension, sequencing, etc. I know I'll be using this one in my preschool class this year!

Learning/Reading Activity:
  • Host a pizza party! Help your child create and mail invitations (like the chef hat ones in the book). Then, take a trip to the supermarket to purchase all the ingredients you'll need... be sure to take the time to talk about healthy choices for pizza toppings (different veggies, etc.). Be sure to purchase whole-wheat (or whole-grain) English Muffins to create the pizzas on (this will be less messy than making and rolling out your own pizza dough with children) and will be a healthy choice. Set out a pizza-making bar on the kitchen table and invite the guests to top off their English Muffin pizzas to their liking!

If you're interested in finding out more information about any of the books reviewed or if you'd like to purchase the books, click the cover image for a link to I am an Amazon Affiliate, so any purchases you make after clicking these images will result in my receiving a small percentage of the sale price!