by Jack Prelutsky
I’m making a pizza the size of the sun,
a pizza that’s sure to weigh more than a ton,
a pizza too massive to pick up and toss,
a pizza resplendent with oceans of sauce.
I’m topping my pizza with mountains of
with acres of peppers, pimentos, and peas,
with mushrooms, tomatoes, and sausage galore,
with every last olive they had at the store.
My pizza is sure to be one of a kind,
my pizza will leave other pizzas behind,
my pizza will be a delectable treat
that all who love pizza are welcome to eat.
The oven is hot, I believe it will take
a year and a half for my pizza to bake.
I hardly can wait till my pizza is done,
my wonderful pizza the size of the sun.
- Practice reading the
poem aloud to a partner, or read aloud with a partner, trying to
keep voices in unison. Remember to pause at the ends of lines,
and use voice inflection.
- Tap out the poem's rhythm.
- Make up motions to do while you read the poem.
- How is a pizza like the sun?
- The phrases "oceans of sauce" and "mountains of
cheese are examples of imagery. What is their purpose in this poem?
- Find the rhyming words.
- Find an example of alliteration.
- How does the author express the idea of a large number
- Why will the pizza take a year and a half to bake?
- What is the poet's purpose in writing this poem?
- Draw a picture to illustrate this poem.
- Which word means "so bright it seems to glow?"
- Which word means "heavy?"
- Which word means "delicious?"