Wednesday, June 8, 2011

How Did That Get in my Lunchbox? The Story of Food




How Did That Get in my Lunchbox? The Story of Food
by Chris Butterworth, illustrated by Lucia Gaggiotti
Candlewick, 2011. Unpaged. Nonfiction.

Children learn where their lunch really comes from (besides the store, and their mother) in this sprightly retro look at food sources: seeds, wheat, and then flour become the bread for a cheese sandwich; clementines are picked by gloved workers to prevent bruising; chocolate chips--don't even ask!--arrive in your cookies after a long and labor-intensive process. This is an excellent beginning book for kids who think their food spontaneously appears wrapped in plastic on grocery store shelves.

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