Stephan Shaskan Visits Field School

Author/illustrator STEPHEN SHASKAN joins students for a virtual visit with Field Elementary School on Wednesday,  Feb. 3rd.

Order his brand-new graphic novel Pizza and Taco: Best Party Ever! from The Book Stall and receive a 10% discount. This discount is already built into our online pricing! 

Deadline to order books: Friday, Feb. 5th. 

PLEASE enter your student's info in the "Order Comments" section of your order.  Also include "Field School" so we know this is part of the school visit orders.

A sample note in the Order Comments section would read: "Field School, Jane Smith, 1st grade"

Note:  When you order online, you have the choice of 

  • In-store pickup: $0.00. Choose this option and add "Field" to the "Order Comments section, as above, and your books will be delivered  to your child at school! If you don't add "Field School" we'll assume you wish to pick your copy up at The Book Stall. 
  • Ground Shipping: $10.00  (This option means your book will be mailed to you at home.)
  • Please note that we do not offer our Local Delivery option to Park Ridge at this time. 
  • You may order via phone if you prefer: 847-446-8880, Monday - Saturday from 10 AM  - 5 PM. 

About the Book:   Pizza and Taco have the oh-so-relatable problem of not knowing what to do when boredom strikes. The answer? Throw a party! They have a location, and a guest list, and decorations. Everything is perfect . . . until it isn't. In fact, it's kind of a DISASTER! Ice Cream has a meltdown, and who knew Hamburger was lactose intolerant? (Who invited Cheeseburger anyway?) Well, now they know how NOT to throw a party!!

This hilarious young graphic novel--with chapters--will tickle the funny bones of kids ages 4-7 and bolster their reading confidence. Young graphic chapter books are a great step on the way to longer chapter books and graphic novels.

About the author: STEPHEN SHASKAN has written and illustrated a dozen children's books. 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, Trisha Speed Shaskan, in Minneapolis. Visit him at

Pizza and Taco: Best Party Ever! Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593123348
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 26th, 2021

The second in a hilarious young graphic novel series about Pizza and Taco. This time around Pizza and Taco are bored, so they decide to throw an awesome party! What could possibly go wrong?