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Who Wants Pizza?: The Kids' Guide to the History, Science and Culture of Food
Title: Who Wants Pizza?: The Kids' Guide to the History, Science and Culture of Food
Author: Jan Thornhill
Discusses the history of food, from early hunter-gatherers and domesticating animals for food to the science behind food preservation, produce cultivation, artificial flavor enhancers, and genetic modification.
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.