Monday, January 12, 2009

Pete's a Pizza


Unlike Pete, TOF is a not in a sad mood, but we can't exactly play outside when it's this cold. Instead, we had fun making pizza today! Chef TOF complete with his special apron, made by yours truly.

TOF's pizza was made on a paper plate with some brown construction paper for the crust, some red paper for the sauce and cheese compliments of our trusty paper shredder. Our lunch pizza, Archer Farms, Four Cheese, Super Target $4. Mmmmm Pizza!




Poor Pete! He's in a sour mood because the rain has cancelled his ballgame with his pals. Fortunately, Pete's father knows a few things about cheering up an unhappy boy. Dad decides to turn his son into a pizza!

Dad takes Pete through all the right motions: Kneading the dough (a back rub), stretching it (yoga), and twirling it in the air. Steig draws the dad adding oil (water), flour (baby powder), and tomatoes (red checkers) on top of Pete. Pete can't stop giggling when his mother says she doesn't like tomatoes on her pizza.

Pete plays along, staying quiet, until his mom's well placed tickles elicits more giggles. His dad says, "Pizzas are not supposed to laugh," but the quick-witted Pete retorts, "Pizza Makers are not supposed to tickle their pizzas!" When Dad announces it's time to slice the pizza, Pete runs off. His dad catches him and gives him a big hug, the rain stops, and the story comes to a happy ending. The warmth, humor, and fun pretend play make this yet another great book by William Steig.

It's books and activities like this that are the reason it takes me three months to read 173 pages of Twilight LOL.


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16 comments:

sandy said...

That look's great! I love that book:)

Meghan said...

I so want to get this book for Cheekers!
And I love the activity that you did to go along with it!!!!

Buddha's Place said...

I haven't seen this one...it looks cute!

{i}Post said...

What a grand time! He will remember that for a LONG time!

dana wyzard said...

Now you've just described the PERFECT hubby and father. While he's taking the heat off of you, READ!!!!

Mary Moore said...

I love pizza, even if it's made of cardboard.

♥georgie♥ said...

awwww how cute is that pic and that apron is adorable! arent you talented!
Great now I am hungry...for pizza

Kristen said...

I love pizza too!

Your new look... looks great!

Kaci said...

HAHA CUTE!! I want some pizza now though. LOL!

Jenni Jiggety said...

What a CUTE idea! Love how that pizza came out!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

The pizza looks yummy! The story sounds like one I'd love to get for Baby Boo.

I am Harriet said...

That's great.
Enjoy those memories!

Soxy Deb said...

Now I want a pizza - good job!


You are such a great g'ma. I love to hear all the activities you do/plan.

jill jill bo bill said...

I let my gson color on my post its. That is my craft time. I need lessons and a huge batch of patience.

Jennifer Suarez said...

Thats so cool! I might have to get that for my daughter.

Betsy said...

What a fun day! :D And that does sound like an interesting book.

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