Off in the dry, hot desert, a drought and brushfires have made food hard to find for a group of hungry critters. When clever Coyote wanders along their particular stretch of highway, he doesn't find much hospitality, but he's determined to find a meal - one way or another. With just one flat stone, Coyote thinks he can whip up a tasty pizza. Horned toad is the tart tongued skeptic, but Raccoon, Tortoise, Skunk, Armadillo, Field Mouse, and Jackrabbit are willing to trust Coyote, as long as they get a piece of the pie! Stone Pizza portrays the power of team work and sharing, putting a southwestern twist on the old ''Stone Soup'' fable. Susan K. Mitchell creates one clever but good natured Coyote and a lovable cast of characters willing to risk their last morsels of food for the prospect of a delicious pizza.