Cosmic Pizza Party – by Nick Murphy and Paul Ritchey/illustrated by Bea Tormo


Cosmic Pizza Party – by Nick Murphy and Paul Ritchey/illustrated by Bea Tormo, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 9781524867331, 2021

Format:  Graphic novel

Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3

Genre: Adventure/Science Fiction

What did you like about the book? The team works hard to make the best pizza and get it delivered quickly while raking in the credits. There is a foe to beat, a monster to subdue (no fighting-yeah!) and tasks to complete. I like that in the end they prove that teamwork and doing a job well are more important than one person dominating (and taking over) the team or making an inferior product.

Anything you did not like about the book? The made up terms were difficult to pronounce and the illustrations were often hard to make out, as well as distracting to the story overall. Also, it was hard to keep track of which character went with which name throughout the story.  Moving the introduction of the characters to the front of the book would have been helpful, (we didn’t even know it was there until we were done).

To whom would you recommend this book? If I were to recommend this I would say best suited for ages 6-10

Who should buy this book? Those who have an audience who like graphic novels

Where would you shelve it? jGraphic Novels

Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Vicky Deneault, Athol Public Library, Athol, MA

Date of review: 6-4-2021

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