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Who Wants Pizza? : The Kids' Guide to the History, Science and Culture of Food

ISBN: 9781897349960 | 1897349963
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Owlkids Books
Pub. Date: 9/7/2010

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A fun, fact-filled book about what we eat! Often, food is something kids take for granted. For many children, it simply shows up for them every day thanks to their parents. Yet there is so much to know and understand about food, and Jan Thornhill is just the person to explain it. Combining interesting facts with photos and illustrations that support and expand her information, Thornhill takes kids on a journey through the world of food: past, present, and future. She uses one of the more common foods kids eat a slice of pizza as a reference point to take a look at things like: Why we eat and why we eat what we eat; How we moved from eating the raw flesh of animals to becoming sophisticated consumers of food; How producing food has changed over the years and how tastes have changed, too; How food is produced for an ever-growing population; How the choices every one of us makes can have an effect on the future. Ranging from digestion to etiquette in different cultures, from animal domestication to food preservation and the variety of foods eaten around the world, the book gives readers a great idea about how important food really is. Of course, no book about food can completely avoid dealing with yucky stuff, so yes, topics also include things like burbling stomachs, human waste (a.k.a. poop), and passing gas and why we do it. Comprehensive, eye-opening, engaging, and fun, Who Wants Pizza? is a book that kids will want to digest again and again figuratively, of course.


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