One Pizza, One Penny by K. T. Hao

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Originally published in Taiwan by Grimm Press, this beautifully illustrated modern fable will delight children with its charming portrayal of two friends. Ben Bear is renowned for his perfect pizzas. Chris Croc is famous for his mouthwatering cakes. When the richest man in the world buys a slice of Chris's pizza, he decides to go into business. But as soon as he sets up his roadside stand, Ben sets up one of his own across the street, and the neighbors turn into fierce rivals. Slow business and creeping hunger force the two chefs to come up with a solution that shows that friendship is the best possible nourishment.
 

About K. T. Hao

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Giuliano Ferri is an Italian illustrator whose work has been publisher in Italy, The United States, Japan, and England. His books include Ant and Grasshopper (McElderry), The Story of Daniel in the Lion?'s Den (Barefoot Books), and Small Camel Follows the Star (Albert Whitman). Feldman is the senior middle school librarian at the Dalton School in New York City.
 
Published October 10, 2003 by Cricket Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Warm, glowing colors and delicious words tell the tale of Ben Bear’s “divine pizzas” and Chris Croc’s “heavenly cakes.” The neighbors luxuriate in each other’s taste treats until one day a mouse in a limousine pays Chris Croc a gold coin for a piece of “exquisite” cake.

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Best pals Chris Croc and Ben Bear are culinary maestros: eating the crocodile's heavenly cake "was like swishing soft clouds in your mouth," while devouring the bear's divine pizzas "was like swallowing a warm, soothing sun."

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