Fresh retro artwork lures little readers on a tasty trip to farms, dairies, and more. Yum!
The best part of a young child’s day is often opening a lunchbox and diving in. But how did all that delicious food get there? Who made the bread for the sandwich? What about the cheese inside? Who plucked the fruit? And where did the chocolate in that cookie get its start? From planting wheat to mixing flour into dough, climbing trees to machine-squeezing fruit, picking cocoa pods to stirring a vat of melted bliss, here is a clear, engaging look at the steps involved in producing some common foods. Healthy tips and a peek at basic food groups complete the menu. Back matter includes an index.
About the Author
Christine Butterworth is the author of Sea Horse: The Shyest Fish in the Sea, winner of a John Muir prize for natural history writing. The author of many nonfiction books for children, she lives in Cornwall, England.
Lucia Gaggiotti is a graphic designer, packager, and illustrator whose images of food have been used by many food companies in London, including Carluccios and Pizza Express. She lives in London.
Reader-directed prose and cheerfully retro artwork...an accessible primer for families looking to foster healthy habits —Publisher's Weekly
Breezily presenting highlights without getting mired in details...Mouth-watering descriptions could almost stand alone...Retro cartoon illustrations are equally informative and appetite-whetting —Horn Book
Children who haven't given the subject further thought will find this sunny, high-energy account of food production and distribution an appetizing eye-opener. —Booklist
A great springboard to units on food and nutrition. —School Library Journal
Results of reading this book include a greater understanding of the farm-to-table methodology as well as hunger pangs. —Library Media Connection
A great book that unpeels a whole new world of understanding for kids who want to know more about their food. The book provides kids step-by-step illustrations about how farmers and others do their part to get food from the farm to their lunchboxes. —Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture
Using kitschy illustrations, this book traces how carrots, cookies, and other kid-fave fare travels from the farm to school. —Parents