TONY AND THE PIZZA CHAMPIONS by Tony Gemignani,
(Chronicle Books, 2009), PB ages 4-8, 40 pp.
Have you ever seen Tony Gemignani toss pizza dough?
He’s a veritable legend and superstar, a master of pizza acrobatics that will make your jaw drop as he flips, twirls, whirls, rolls and spins pizza dough. Flying high with no fewer than nine World Pizza Championships, Tony first gained fame as a tosser, but later earned serious chops for creating the winning Neopolitan pizza at the World Pizza Cup in Naples, Italy. This made him the first non-Italian citizen to win this highly prestigious prize in the city where pizza originated.