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Fun Food Inventions


Series
Awesome Inventions You Use Every Day

by
Nadia Higgins

Edition
Library edition
Publisher
Lerner
Imprint
Lerner
ISBN
9781467710916
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With tempting photographs, this kid-pleasing volume describes the origins of foods with “a high fun factor,” such as potato chips, fortune cookies, bubble gum, and microwave popcorn. Acknowledging the everyday nature of invention, the book balances a conversational tone with information-rich text. Witty storytelling humanizes the inventors (in 1853, when he created the potato chip, chef George Crum, “was having a bad day.”) and brings the cultural history of these foods to life (in China, “most Chinese people don’t even know about fortune cookies.” In fact they are “an all-American treat—with Japanese beginnings.”). Occasional text boxes offer additional fun facts. Back matter includes a glossary, a list of Web sites and books for further information, source notes, and an index. Readers can also follow a link to more publisher-provided resources.

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

7" x 10"

Dewey

641.309

AR

4.3: points 1

Lexile

680L

Scholastic Reading Counts

4

JLG Release

Jan 2014

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Series Review
This set is a browsers’ delight as well as a rich resource for science or pop-history report writers. The volumes each pair breezy but factual accounts of the development of 10 to 12 common items with a mix of modern and period images or photos. Familiar as the inventions are (e.g., blue jeans, Band-Aids, Botox, toilet paper, and instant replay), the stories of their creations are often not so easy to discover. The generous annotated resource lists at the end of each volume add further value.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Series Review
This set is a browsers’ delight as well as a rich resource for science or pop-history report writers. The volumes each pair breezy but factual accounts of the development of 10 to 12 common items with a mix of modern and period images or photos. Familiar as the inventions are (e.g., blue jeans, Band-Aids, Botox, toilet paper, and instant replay), the stories of their creations are often not so easy to discover. The generous annotated resource lists at the end of each volume add further value.

Grades 3-5
Series Nonfiction
Science Grades 3-5
For Grades 3-5

These 12 engrossing, fact-filled works build upon science fundamentals, allowing young students to grasp physical and life science basics while being entertained. They are the best titles from the best science series handpicked by experienced School Library Journal editors.

12 books per Year
$258.00 per Year
Interests
Nonfiction,Science/STEAM
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