Spaghetti Smiles (Hardcover)

By Margo Sorenson, David Harrington (Illustrator)

Pelican Publishing Company, 9781455619221, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 2014



After school, Jake hurries to his Uncle Rocco's crazy, mixed-up Italian restaurant to play with food and dig into a new book Whether juggling ravioli, bowling with mozzarella balls, or playing spaghetti pick-up sticks, Jake and his uncle serve up heaping portions of fun. So when the business next door moves out, Jake sets out on a mission to find a new neighbor for his Uncle's Italian joint. Jake's story teaches kids about the joy of learning, the fun of reading with family, and the importance of community.

Mouthwatering images of pepperoni pizzas and spaghetti and meatballs leap off the page with vibrant colors and crisp lines. The illustrations convey the exuberance and playfulness that Jake and his Uncle Rocco experience every day. Jake and Rocco encourage children to read, laugh, and cook something crazy