It's All In How You Slice It! Peg and Cat: The Pizza Problem by Jennifer Oxley
"MAMMA MIA!" SAID PEG. "IT'S A PERFECT DAY FOR PIZZA!"
PEG AND CAT HAD JUST OPENED THEIR RESTAURANT FOR LUNCH.
And look who's charging in the door!
The Teens! Who better for cheesy, saucy business?
It is a good day for pizza! Peg and Cat take Jesse and Tessa's order for a whole, extra-large pizza with all the toppings. Teen Mora thinks half a pizza pie will be enough for her.
Peg and Cat have all the ingredients at hand, and the big oven is heating up nicely, But they have one problem.
"HOW CAN WE MAKE HALF A PIE?"
Peg's in a panic! She has only got pans for whole pizzas! But luckily their friend Ramone comes in with his friend Mac to offer some gems of geometry!
Ramone explains that Peg should first make a second whole pizza.
"CUT IT INTO TWO. THAT'S A HALF...
AND ANOTHER HALF.... TWO SEMI-CIRCLES!
THERE ARE TWO HALVES IN EVERY WHOLE!"
Peg is on it right away, but just then another passel of big pizza eaters come through the door.
It's the Bears, bringing their big appetites with them. Their order is for three and one-half pizzas! And then Ludwig and Zebra Guy bop in, and each orders half a pizza! Peg's head is spinning like a pizza wheel.
But Peg and Cat put their heads together and add it all up: 3 plus 1/2 plus 1/2 plus 1/2 = 4 1/2 pizzas!
It's all in how you slice it, in Jennifer Oxley's latest mathematical picture book based on the popular PBSW television cartoon characters Peg and Cat, this time venturing into the mysteries of fractions as well as pizza geometry. Peg and Cat are perky partners in the business of preparing pizza pies, and artist Billy Aronson makes it all graphic in his jolly illustrations, in Peg + Cat: The Pizza Problem. (Candlewick Press, 2016). Now it's a perfect day for pizza... as long as nobody wants pizza by the slice! But that's a problem for another day!
Pair this book in this mathematically educational series with its companion book, Peg + Cat: The Race Car Problem.