Yum! Let's go out to dinner.

Summary:

Starting with the United States and traveling East until we get to China, readers make lots of stops to learn about the foods in different countries. Some (like guacamole) may be familiar, but others (like shlata chizo) may not. At each place, we see photos to learn about (and get pronunciation for!) four foods popular in this country. We also get a recipe to create a fifth food at home. 


Parent Perspective:
I love this book for third graders and up! There are a lot of foods that kids today may be familiar with, but still not know about the history of the food or its ingredients. Each spread has some text and foodie-stuff on one page and a map of the country with a couple of landmarks on the other. Whether your child is studying a particular culture or likes to try new things, this is a book to have on hand.


Pros:

Are you hungry? This is more than just an informational book. Each visit on our global food tour includes a recipe (with pretty common ingredients) and a list of other popular foods you can try at your next dining out!

Cons:

None.


Type of Book:
This nonfiction book takes readers around the world to explain the origins of foods they often think of as "American."
Educational Themes:

This quick trip around the globe helps kids connect the origins of some of the foods they love or are familiar with. Each stop on the tour includes a list of different foods, as well as a recipe. Make the most of the book by either cooking at home or visiting a local restaurant that serves these different foods.

If your child has questions about the country or the food, talking with restaurant staff is a great way to get them answered.

Reading Level:
unknown
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
10 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
9 and Up
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy if you have a foodie or someone who likes to try new things.

Title What's On Your Plate? Exploring the World of Food
Author Whitney Stewart
Publisher Sterling Children's Books, Imprint Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. © 2018
Illustrators Christiane Engel
ISBN 9781454926726
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.95
Genres Cultures and Tradition, Geography
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