How does a field of corn become a delicious bowl of popcorn? The story behind the fluffy snack the entire country loves is revealed in this photographic nonfiction picture book.
Kids love food--and they especially love to eat popcorn! Author Cris Peterson offers an illuminating step-by-step examination of the history and science behind America's favorite snack. With photographs illustrating every stage, readers get a behind-the-scenes view of how popcorn is planted, grown, harvested, processed, tested, and finally shipped to stores and movie theaters all over the world. Back matter delves into the history of popcorn and how it became so popular in the United States.
About the Author
Cris Peterson is the author of ten books for children, including Seed, Soil, Sun: Earth's Recipe for Food and Extra Cheese, Please! Mozzarella's Journey from Cow to Pizza. She earned a degree in history and education from the University of Minnesota and now lives and works on a dairy farm in Wisconsin.
David Lundquist developed an eye for photography while living in the Midwest and snapping some amazing pictures. He specializes in outdoor photography such as landscapes, architecture, nature, and wildlife.
“This in-depth look at the popcorn-growing process will spark the interest of snack fans of all ages. The photographs…will be helpful especially for readers unfamiliar with farm equipment. This look at popcorn production will appeal to readers interested in food, farming, or science, and to educators.” - School Library Journal
“The subtitle says it all. Big, bright color photographs nicely complement the informative text… (a) particularly clear explanation of the physics of popcorn is a highlight. The photographs, laid out in a pleasantly varied design, present a diverse cast of smiling children enjoying popcorn. Solid information and much food for thought.” -Kirkus Reviews