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World Pizza – Sterling Children’s Books – June 2017

Sterling Children’s Books 

June 2017 New Release

World Pizza

by Cece Meng
illustrated by Ellen Shi

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Bring on the Peace-ahh!

When Momma spots a wishing star, she starts to ask for world peace — but a sneeze changes “peace” into “peace-AH-AH-AH-choo!”

Suddenly, yummy pies of every kind come drifting down from the sky. That’s not exactly what Momma had hoped for, but could it achieve the same goal? With humour and heart, this delicious picture book celebrates the things that truly bring us together.

In my opinion, you can never have too many books and that is especially true when it comes to beautifully illustrated, imaginative picture books. World Pizza is a wonderful book with an inspiring message, with a lot of silliness in between. World Pizza brings everyone together with a common love: PIZZA! People in big homes, people who have no home; people in big cities, people in the smallest town; pirates, bullies, and angry neighbours.

Of course, World Pizza is not actually about the pizza (although it makes me want to order one). Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the world was full of peace, and love, and kindness, and everyone was happy? World Pizza? World Peace! And, like all good Bedtime Stories, it all ends with a happy ending.

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About the Author and Illustrator

Cece Meng is the award-winning author of several published picture books, including Always Remember (Penguin Random House), The Wonderful Things About Hiccups, winner of the National Association of Parenting Publications Honors Award; Tough Chicks, included on the ALA Amelia Bloomer List of feminist literature; I Will Not Read This Book, and Bedtime is Canceled (all Houghton). Cece lives in Santa Cruz, CA.

Learn more about Cece Meng at cecemengbooks.com.

Ellen Shi is a recent graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, majoring in Illustration. Her first picture book, Little Frog and the Scary Autumn Thing, by beloved author Jane Yolen, was published in September 2016 (Persnickety Press). When not illustrating for children, teaching art to children, or crafting elaborate fabric puppets, you can find her devouring cherry and chocolate pizza, likely with her nose in a book. Ellen lives in Edison, NJ.

Learn more about Ellen Shi at ellenshi.com. Or you can visit Ellen on instagram!

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Chocolate Cherry Pizza


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Buy It!

World Pizza is available to purchase wherever Sterling Children’s books are sold. Suggested Retail Price is $14.95 US/$16.95 CAN.

Win It!

Sterling Children’s Books wants to share the message of World Pizza and give you the chance to win a copy for a special child in your life!

The Prize: One (1) reader will win World Pizza ($14.95 US/$16.95 CAN).

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There will be ONE (1) Winner

Eligibility: Canada and USA

End Date: July 21, 2017

Please note: Prizes are NON-TRANSFERABLE.

Good Luck!

Please note:
All Mandatory entries must be done for the extra (optional) entries to count.
ALL entries are checked and will be validated.
Winner(s) will be randomly selected using the Giveaway Tools random selector and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be picked.

Andrea resides in Calgary, Alberta, and is the proud mom to five boys between the ages of 7-22. Running mainly on coffee and sarcasm, in her spare time she enjoys listening to Canadian Rock, watching Calgary Flames hockey, reading YA Dystopian novels, binge watching 90s television on Netflix, and entering contests.

This giveaway is hosted by A Mom’s Perspective and sponsored by Sterling Publishing. A Mom’s Perspective is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Disclosure: I received samples for testing and review purposes. Opinions in this post are honest, and my own, and have not been altered or influenced in any way.

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  1. These books would be given as a gift to my neighbor’s daughter…

  2. Edna Williams

    My granddaughter would be thrilled with PUSS IN BOOTS By Charles Perrault (Author), Gwen Keraval (Illustrator). Thank you!

  3. Dawn Ballo

    I like The Adventure of Your Brain

  4. Heather Swanson

    Bagel In Love

  5. tammy ta

    ALMOST EVERYBODY FARTS-(I have boys-what can I say?)

  6. HEIDI C.

    Almost Everybody Farts would go over well with my boys.

  7. Elizabeth Matthiesen

    Rocket Shoes is definitely a book that would catch the interest of my grandchildren & no doubt drive their parents mad because they want rocket shoes too 🙂

  8. Another cool title would be FRANKENBUNNY.

  9. Laurie P

    Where Do Pants Go? By Rebecca Van Slyke sound like a book for my kiddo!

  10. Karine

    The Bagel in love book looks super cute!

  11. OpheliaC

    Inky’s Great Escape….sounds like a wonderful underwater adventure!!

  12. Rene

    Hangman Puzzles for Recess would be a hit in this house!

  13. Allie f

    Puss in Boots would be delightful!

  14. nicky

    We would also love to read Inky’s Great Escape – looks so cute!

  15. Dianne G.

    I think my younger grandchildren would like the book Cap’n Rex & His Clever Crew.

  16. Alexander Lim

    Inky’s Great Escape

  17. Nicole J

    My son would love to read “Where is my butt”

  18. Lisa H

    I’d also love to own Rocket Shoes.

  19. Christina

    Pizza is a universal understanding.

  20. jan

    I really think that Willa and the Bear and looks gorgeous.

  21. Elaine R

    I have 2 young grandsons that I think would enjoy Kindergarten Countdown! by Majorie Blain and Sophie Burrows.

  22. Nadine

    Inkeys Great Escape looks good.

  23. John Smith

    “Dough Knights and Dragons” looks fun! Thank you for the post!

  24. Wendy Jensen

    Another book I would love to have is BABY PENGUIN’S FIRST WADDLES.

  25. Janet M

    I think Famously Phoebe would be a big hit in our home.

  26. Wanda B

    I would also love Inky’s Great Escape.

  27. I’d like bagel in love!
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  28. Linda

    I would love to have Rocket Shoes by Sharon Skinner for my son.

  29. Andrea

    I would also like Guess How Much I Love You: Summer Days

  30. Piroska

    I’d love to get Inky’s Great Escape. I know my granddaughter would love it!

  31. Ambre

    I have a 4 yo boy. So ALMOST EVERYBODY FARTS would be awesome.
    Also love that the mom insists she doesn’t!!!

  32. Monique L.S.

    I would like “Inky’s Great Escape”.

  33. Sally Gearhart

    I think my little man would definitely love Maurice The Unbeastly! Rocket Shoes looks like a really cute book too, well i seen a few that he would love.

  34. I’d love to own A Couch for Llama.
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  35. Jessica eapen

    Inky’s Great Escape would be my pick!

  36. Jan Lee

    I’d like to have You Must Bring a Hat! for my great niece and great nephew 🙂

  37. Michelle T

    I love the look of Gulliver’s Travels – right link helps! https://www.sterlingpublishing.com/9788854411845/?category=STSU2LF

  38. Quiet Bunny’s Many Colors looks like a cute book that my girls would enjoy.

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