Bookanista Rec :: WORST CASE OF PASKETTI-ITIS

Today’s Bookanista recommendation is
Worst Case of Pasketti-Itis, written by Kristine Carlson Asselin and illustrated by Lousia Gioffre-Suzuki

From GoodreadsPasta is the perfect food with so many different varieties. Why should Petunia eat anything else? Her mother, her teacher, and even the lunch-lady warn that she might turn into pasta if she doesn’t try something new. Could she really turn into pasta? Would it be farfalle? Or maybe fettuccini? Petunia finds out, to her dismay, that “you are what you eat.”

This book is cute, cute, cute!

Pasketti-itis is a fast-paced picture book full of fun imagery. It reminded me a bit of one of my childhood favorites, The Chocolate Touch, in that it instills a lesson for picky eaters in a way that’s playful and entertaining. It’s a great book for reading aloud (my daughter and I read it together); all of the different pasta names (farfalle, spaghetti, rigatoni, fettucini) are something like a tongue twister when read quickly, which my girlie thought was all kinds of fun. Pasketti-itis‘s illustrations match the story’s merry tone. They’re bright and cartoon-ish and rather silly. They totally held my kiddo’s attention.

If you’ve got kids at home, especially kids with crazy food demands, or kids that love to giggle their way through a story, Worst Case of Pesketti-itis is definitely worth checking out.

{Big congratulations on your picture book debut, Kris! ♡}

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10 responses to “Bookanista Rec :: WORST CASE OF PASKETTI-ITIS

  1. I think I just kind of love that it has Pasketti in the title. 🙂 Sounds like a fun read, and I’m a serious picture book lover.

    • I’m a picture book lover too, Jaime! Even though C likes chapter books best now, she’ll still indulge me and let me read her a picture book now and then. Our picture book collection is even larger than my YA collection!

  2. Thank you to Katy for her amazing review! My book launch party is this weekend and I’m so excited for Pasketti-itis to finally be out in the world!

    • Congrats again, Kris! I’m so happy for you, and I’m so proud to feature your fantastic book on my blog. Enjoy your launch party… I hope you’ll tell us all about it!

  3. I love that there’s spaghetti hanging out of the little girl’s pockets on the cover. I used to work in an Italian restaurant and I could never keep all the names of the pasta straight, so I can see why kids would find that part of the story funny. 🙂

  4. What a cute book! Thanks for the review even if PBs aren’t my thing 🙂

    • It’s super cute, Rachel! I adore picture books, and this one is a very fun read aloud. If you’ve got nieces or nephews or friends with kiddos, it’s definitely one to consider picking up. 🙂

  5. katharineowens

    Oh my… sounds like a match for my picky eater. Will check it out!