How Did that Get in My Lunchbox: The Story of Food

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Candlewick Press, 2011 - Cooking - 25 pages
22 Reviews
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.

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The colors and explanations are vibrant and fun! - Goodreads
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The illustrations are vibrant but also cartoonish. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Kwatkins89 - LibraryThing

This book not only teaches children about where the food we eat comes from, but it also parents how to pack a healthy lunch for their children. I like this book a lot and thought that it was a very ... Read full review

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User Review  - gfurth - LibraryThing

This book explains everything about how the food in your lunchbox got to be there. It explains how wheat is grown and used to make dough for bread, how apples are picked and stored, and even how cacao beans become chocolate. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Chris 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.

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