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 Pizza and Taco : dare to be scared! (Pizza And Taco)
 Author: Shaskan, Stephen

 Publisher:  Random House (2023)

 Dewey: 741.5
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 58 p., col. ill., cm

 BTSB No: 808723 ISBN: 9780593481288
 Ages: 5-8 Grades: K-3

 Graphic novels
 Best friends -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Pizza -- Fiction
 Taco -- Fiction
 Fear -- Fiction

Price: $17.68

Besties Pizza and Taco are on a mission to prove they're not scared of anything, including scary movies and Ghost Peppers. In graphic novel format.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 1.90
   Points: .5   Quiz: 521122

   School Library Journal (10/27/23)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 10/27/2023 Gr 1–3—Pizza has a Ghost Pepper Mask and uses it to scare bestie Taco. It works. Taco, whose funny bone is not as developed as Pizza's, needs to scare back. The friends decide to have a "dare-to-be-scared" challenge. Taco forces Pizza into a dark closet for 10 minutes; Pizza dares Taco to spend 10 minutes in the basement. Neither will admit to the fear readers will see in their expressions. The next challenge involves scary movies; ultimately, they end up ghost-pepper hunting in a cemetery where the sounds of their own flashlights, footsteps, and nearly everything else sets them off. The best thing about these two is their perfectly timed enthusiasm for the ideas they try out on one another. Hands raised, big cheers—this is exactly how elementary age friends can spend an entire day. Shaskan—are these colorful digital drawings really effortless or do they just read that way?—uses the comic panels to drive the action ever forward, with little asides as the friends "think, think, think" and hatch their plans. Whether all the silliness actually translates to vocabulary-building as part of the Stepping Stones mission, it certainly will give readers confidence in their skills. The pages fly by. VERDICT These two are popular. Have a few copies on hand, Halloween or not.—Kimberly Olson Fakih - Copyright 2023 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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