Random House Graphic Pizza and Taco: Dare to Be Scared!
Random House Graphic Pizza and Taco: Dare to Be Scared!

Pizza and Taco: Dare to Be Scared!

By Stephen Shaskan


Publication Date: June 27, 2023

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Ages 5 to 8, Grades K to 3

Flashlights? Check! Scary movies? Check! Ghost Peppers?! Pizza and Taco are ready to prove they're brave as can be in their latest graphic chapter book! Nothing scares these besties...or so they say.

Pizza and Taco aren't afraid! To prove it, they dare each other to be scared. Dark closets and scary movies are a piece of cake—kind of. They're ready for the ultimate test—Ghost Pepper hunting! Pizza and Taco are sure they won't get scared...they made a list, after all! 

This hilarious young graphic novel—with chapters—will tickle the funny bones of kids ages 5-8 and bolster their reading confidence. Young graphic chapter books are a great step on the way to graphic novels and longer chapter books. Readers will also love the first five books in the series:

Who's the Best?

Best Party Ever!

Super-Awesome Comic!

Too Cool for School

Rock Out!

Series Overview: What's on the Pizza and Taco Menu:

Pizza and Taco: Who's the Best? (Summer '20)

Pizza and Taco: Best Party Ever! (Summer '21)

Pizza and Taco: Super-Awesome Comic! (Fall '21)

Pizza and Taco: Too Cool For School (Summer '22)

Pizza and Taco Boxed Set (Fall '22)

Pizza and Taco: Rock Out! (Spring '23)

Pizza and Taco: Dare to Be Scared! (Summer '23)

Pizza y Taco: ¿Quien es el Mejor? (Spanish edition of WHO'S THE BEST?) (Fall '23)

Pizza and Taco Lunch Special: 6-book Boxed Set (Fall '23)

Pizza and Taco: Wrestling Mania! (Spring '24)

Pizza and Taco: Best Christmas Ever! (tent title) (Fall '24)

About the Author

STEPHEN SHASKAN has written and illustrated a dozen children's books in addition to his successful Pizza and Taco series. His debut picture book, A Dog Is a Dog, was a New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection and was a CCBC Choices Book. He holds a BFA in illustration from Rhode Island School of Design, and worked with kids for twenty years as an early childhood educator and an after-school and summer art teacher. He performs musical storytimes, presents at schools, conferences, and festivals, and teaches comic classes to kids. Stephen lives with--and often collaborates with--his wife, author Trisha Speed Shaskan, in Minneapolis.

Author Residence: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Format: Hardcover Paper over boards

Length: 72 pages

Publisher: Random House Graphic

Publication Date: June 27, 2023

ISBN: 9780593481288

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