The Great Pasta Escape

Join a ragtag group of pasta as they complete the greatest escape of their lives in this hilarious new book by Miranda Paul!

Since the beginning of their lives (which was earlier that morning), the pasta at the factory followed the rules.

They stuck to their own kind.

They stayed still in their packaging.

And they never spoke to humans.

That is, until they discover what it really means to be pasta! Fettuccine is scared, Ramen is outraged, and Mac is just trying to keep the peace. Will these characters be able to work together to use their noodles and cook up a seemingly im-pasta-ble escape?

Title:The Great Pasta Escape
Author: Miranda Paul
Illustrator: Javier Joaquin
Picture book: Ages 4-8
Publisher: little bee books
Release date: August 29, 2017
ISBN: 978-1499804805
Length: 40 pages

Advance Goodreads reviews:

“This is a creative story about how different perspectives can come together and create a fantastic plan – all in the accessible kid-world of pasta. We cheer for the escape artists.”

“What a wonderful cast of characters! Teachers would be able to use this to teach humor and plot. Pay close attention to the illustrations which tells part of the funny story. Wonderful challenging vocabulary, first and second graders would love this.”

“Like spaghetti and meatballs, you will find the text and illustrations perfectly paired in this delightful and entertaining pasta saga.”

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This book will be available soon in Turkish via Mikado publishing! Visit the website.

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