The king of Naples has everything he could possibly want, but nothing satisfies him. Only when he leaves the palace and learns to share with others is he able find true happiness. Fortunately, a spoonful of sugar (or slice of pizza) helps this message go down very easily.
The boys enjoy “ewwwwing” at the the endless weird fancy dishes the king eats (glazed jellyfish in octopus ink sauce garnished with twinkling starfish, anyone?) and they greatly enjoy hearing about the glories of the pizza that inspires him to change his ways. This book is fairly long for a read aloud, but their attention never waivers.
Author: Sylvester Sanzari
Illustrator: John E. Hurst