March 12, 2014
Lunch made interesting
The World in Your Lunch Box: The Wacky History and Weird Science of Everyday Foods
by Claire Eamer
art by Sa Boothroyd
Kids who complain about boring lunches need to take a look at this book. It'll entertain them with jokes, puns, and fun food facts about the popular foods they eat. Each chapter covers a different lunch menu, offering up amusing food history and scientific trivia for every ingredient. Kids will find out how burping yeast cells make bread slices fluffy, why watermelon is so juicy, what hot dogs are made from, and when mayonnaise was invented. They'll also learn the origins of foods like tomatoes, macaroni, pepper, and mustard.
The book's witty, light tone, vibrant page layouts, and quirky illustrations are very attractive, making for a very appetizing read.