Jo and the Dough is a 32 page picture book written by Ooni co-founder and co-CEO Darina Garland, illustrated by Edith Ault. Published by Ooni Pizza Ovens (2021) and available to purchase through


Through whimsical illustrations sure to captivate the minds of children and adults alike, Jo and the Dough tells the story of Jo, an inquisitive young girl who, through a single impulsive act, accidentally brings her pizza dough to life. Fortunately, her friend Dough Monster is happy to help get the pizza party started, and in no time at all, he’s leading her on a fast-paced romp through the neighbourhood to collect ingredients.