Pasta! is an absolutely joyous, tongue-twisting romp through
the fork-twirling, hair-curling world of the more-ish and magical food that is
is pure delight. It encourages children to become familiar with new and unusual
words on the page, in an atmosphere of celebration and fun. With crazy pasta
names, Italian words and silly rhymes all thrown into the mix, there won’t be a
home in the country that doesn’t hear the words
‘Agnolotti, That’s a lot-ti?’
with glee when it’s pasta for dinner!
and illustrations are a match made in heaven – just like pasta and sauce. Acclaimed
author Felice Arena’s twirly and slippery words seem perfectly suited to award
winning illustrator Beatrice Cerocchi’s mouth-watering and almost tactile
lived for decades in a household of pasta afficionados (yes, Italians!), I had no
IDEA that there were so many varieties of the stuff. And even LESS idea that
they’re so fun to say out loud. With a dodgy accent. Just try it now:
Spaghettini, Fagottini, Ditalinni, More Grattini?
Manicotti, Agnolotti, That’s a lot-ti!
doesn’t get the pasta juices flowing, it might just be time to check your
Author: Felice Arena
Illustrator: Beatrice Cerocchi
Publisher: Affirm, $19.99
Publication Date: March 2023
For ages: 4 – 8
Type: Picture Book