In honor of our recipe this week, I’ve put together a list of books you can read while eating SPAGHETTI. This list is a great reference for home school curriculums, book parties, themed days at libraries or schools, or just for adding some whimsy to your weekly spaghetti day! (I’m not the only one who has spaghetti day weekly, right?)
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1. Wednesday Is Spaghetti Day
Catrina is MY kind of kitty. When her owners are away, Catrina will…invite the neighborhood cats over for a WONDERFUL Italian dinner! Will Catrina be able to clean up before her people come home??? Read to find out!
2. Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun:
Having the Courage to be Who You Are.
Lucy is a unique kid, and Ralph is always there to judge her and point out all the ways she’s different. When Ralph needs help, though, Lucy channels the inner strength to help him out. This story empowers children to always do the right thing and be proud of themselves, even when they are faced with someone as difficult as Ralph
3. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
While not ONLY about spaghetti, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs poses the VERY important question: what would it be like if FOOD fell from the sky like rain? What if it wasn’t food you liked? Wouldn’t it be VERY messy? A creative and silly story sure to capture kid’s attention. (Bonus! It’s a movie, too!)
4. Spaghetti Smiles
After school, Jake hurries to his Uncle Rocco’s crazy, mixed-up Italian restaurant to play with food and dig into a new book! Whether juggling ravioli, bowling with mozzarella balls, or playing spaghetti pick-up sticks, Jake and his uncle always make it their mission to have fun! This story teaches kids about the joy of learning, the fun of reading with family, and the importance of community.
Told from the point of view of a child with Asperger Syndrome, this book highlights some of the challenges―and triumphs―of experiencing a day at school from a different perspective.