Parents' Guide to

Secret Pizza Party

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Deliciously funny read about one raccoon's quest for pizza.

Book Adam Rubin Humor 2013
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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Possibly enables grooming.

I would not buy this book for your child! I read over it and was disgusted. It encourages children to keep secrets and from their parents and go places in secret. In this book it follows a Raccoon that is wanted and has a bad reputation. He takes the child on an adventure with him to eat pizza in secret and warns the child to never tell his parents as they will beat him with a broom. Including bringing him to the woods, telling the child not to tell any adults who he is or where he lives as they'll beat him with a broom and taking the chikd to his bedroom while locking the door where he turns off the light and tells the child to whisper so they will not be heard.

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The storytelling doesn't flow as well as in Dragons Love Tacos, but Secret Pizza Party is still as irresistible as a pie with your favorite toppings. The delicious language -- "sweet sassy molassy!" and "hot diggidy dog!" -- makes this a great read-aloud. The detailed illustrations by Daniel Salmieri add to the silliness: Raccoon, surrounded by masked pizza partiers, simply holds a stick on the side of his already masked face -- genius. Expect this fun book to make kids insist on complete darkness and hushed voices on your next family pizza night. Shhhh!

Book Details

  • Author: Adam Rubin
  • Illustrator: Daniel Salmieri
  • Genre: Humor
  • Topics: Wild Animals
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Dial Books
  • Publication date: September 3, 2013
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 3 - 5
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Available on: Nook, Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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