In Every Night is Pizza Night we have our friend, Pipo, who only eats pizza. Her parents (particularly her father) would like a grapefruit or (particularly her mother) a chicken dish. But Pipo only wants the best and that is pizza. Of course, she soon realizes that (in the name of science) she will have to try other foods to make sure. And of course, she tries them, likes them, and learns that there can be several “the bests.” There are also instructions on how to make the pizza Pipo makes for the end of the book surprise.
Kenji Lopez-Alt and Gianna Ruggiero created a colorful, pizza, quirky and spunky book. The heroine Pipo is like many picky eaters. The modern tone makes this not a “100 percent I am in love” book, but it is a very strong 4.5 rating. I liked the humor, the pacing, and the idea of Pipo does not want or need new foods, but she will try them. (This makes me think of two nephew stories and having him try new foods. The first was that grandma told him he had to try everything he took at the Chinese buffet and the second was he asked me if I wanted to try the berry jelly he had at home. When I said, no thank you, he told me “Just try it Aunt Jae.”)
Back to our gal, Pipo. She is someone you know, have known, were or possibly are. The ending is fun and a nice way to show community and food. The questions she asks about what and why makes a food the best, and how can they all be the best, will allow you and your child to have conversations about why their best is the best.