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October 21, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

In-Person: A Morning with Stephen Shaskan!


Books & Books


October 21, 2023
11:30 am - 12:30 pm


Books & Books at Suniland Shops
11297 South Dixie Highway
Pinecrest, FL 33156 United States
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Books & Books presents…


discussing and signing

Pizza and Taco: Dare to Be Scared!: (A Graphic Novel)

(Random House Graphic, $10.99)

Saturday, October 21st, 11:30 AM | Books & Books, Suniland


Books & Books is thrilled to present a morning with Stephen Shaskan as he celebrates the latest installment of his Pizza and Taco Series, Pizza and Taco: Dare to Be Scared!: (A Graphic Novel) ( Random House Graphic, $10.99)

Join us as he signs any of the books in the hilarious series!

Shaskan will also be demonstrating his talented illustrating abilities by drawing in the store!

This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase on the day of the event. Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.

About the Book:

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!


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.