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


Overview - Part of the loosely constructed series by Jan Thornhill, which already includes "This Is My Planet" and "I Found a Dead Bird," "Who Wants Pizza?" is brimming with no-nonsense facts that illustrate the importance of food choices and the practices surrounding food production.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Part of the loosely constructed series by Jan Thornhill, which already includes "This Is My Planet" and "I Found a Dead Bird," "Who Wants Pizza?" is brimming with no-nonsense facts that illustrate the importance of food choices and the practices surrounding food production. Full of direct, eye-opening information about why we need to eat, where our food comes from, how much of it we have, and why some food choices are wiser than others, the book covers a lot of important ground. Topics are easy to dip into and include digestion, the domestication of animals, different cultures table etiquette, sustainable agriculture, and the evolution of farming and food preservation. Short blocks of bite-sized text, just the right amount of icky info that kids love, plus a visually stimulating layout that uses captivating photo-illustration collages all add up to make "Who Wants Pizza?" a fun, fact-filled look at all things food-related."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781897349977
  • ISBN-10: 1897349971
  • Publisher: Owlkids
  • Publish Date: September 2010
  • Page Count: 62
  • Reading Level: Ages 9-UP
  • Dimensions: 0.25 x 8.25 x 10.75 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Cooking & Food
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Health & Daily Living - Diet & Nutrition

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2010-10-04
  • Reviewer: Staff

Following her books on global warming and life cycles, Thornhill gets the easy question out of the way first ("Who Wants Pizza? I do! And probably you do, too"), before moving onto thornier issues of where food comes from and if there's enough to go around. Amid color photographs and sidebars, Thornhill writes concisely about hunter-gatherers, agriculture, processed foods, globalization, and poverty, among numerous other topics, providing a straightforward and balanced overview of the modern food industry, and the choices readers have when it comes to their own meals. Ages 9–13. (Sept.)

 
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