Claire Eamer S.A. Boothroyd
- Title: The World in Your Lunch box
- Author: Claire Eamer S.A. Boothroyd
- ISBN: 9781554513925
- Page: 467
- Format: Paperback
A ham sandwich on white bread Macaroni and cheese Peanut butter and banana roll ups They may sound like ordinary items, but they take us on an amazing journey through the rich history and astonishing science of food Explore a week of lunches from apples to pizza by taking a romp through thousands of years of extraordinary events Some are amusing, like the accidental iA ham sandwich on white bread Macaroni and cheese Peanut butter and banana roll ups They may sound like ordinary items, but they take us on an amazing journey through the rich history and astonishing science of food Explore a week of lunches from apples to pizza by taking a romp through thousands of years of extraordinary events Some are amusing, like the accidental invention of potato chips Others are tragic, such as the Spice Wars, which killed thousands of people.Consider that ham sandwich Ancient Romans first made ham by curing meat with salt and smoke to kill microbes, while yeast which burps gas produces the fluffy texture of bread Aztec farmers bred tomatoes from small, bitter berries into plump, sweet fruit, and watermelons sustained travelers 10,000 years ago in the Kalahari Desert With a vibrant design and quirky illustrations, THE WORLD IN YOUR LUNCH BOX is like the perfect lunch satisfying, well balanced, and totally delicious.
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As a lover of food and someone who has a high interest in books about the history of food, I was excited to find this little book on netgalley. As soon as I got it I started reading it immediately and finished it in a day.With really neat little illustrations I had a lot of fun reading through The World in Your Lunch Box. It’s such a small book, at only 128 pages but it is jam packed with so many things. There are sections on the history of the food, then there are science sections. Not only t [...]
Connecting history with science, the everyday food in someone's lunch is explored, day by day. Students have to keep a lunch diary for a week in their cooking class. The teacher says, "wars have been fought over food." Think this assignment will be boring? Not me!Monday: Ham Bread Tomatoes WatermelonFavorite Food Facts near the end.Index Further Reading Bibliography.Illustrations; jokes
While I was reading this book, I called my brother over and starting reading from that newly-started food (it was about yeast and I thought he'd be interested). After I finished, he told me to start from the beginning of the book.While this book is targeted at younger readers like my brother, I still enjoyed reading it very much. Ordinarily, I like learning, but I don't like reading about it if it's boring. This book uses the idea of a mission to tie together the history, science and other tidbi [...]
Children, in particular, can be sensitive to having the same old things in their lunchbox each day and can yearn for something different. Well it might not be so easy to change so much within a humble lunchbox but maybe there is way to make lunchtime a little more interesting?Here author Claire Eamer comes to the rescue, dishing out some interesting stories and facts behind many favourite lunchbox contents.A week of typical lunch offerings are examined in a light-hearted book that manages to imp [...]
The World in your lunchbox: This is a yummy ‘factopedia’! Lunchboxes are every mom’s concern and every kid’s ‘not this again’. But this book makes the ‘everyday’ fascinating. You discover how foods from around the world have made their way into your lunchbox in this book. The book is written journal-style and written for kids though anyone who wants to learn fun food facts will enjoy the book. It is divided into seven chapters for each day of the week, with a different lunch comb [...]
This is a funny and nice read. I got this book from NetGalley. I decided to read it because it was about food (and I love food) and history facts (I am interested in history). I never have read a book like this before, but I really enjoyed it. This book is full of history behind certain foods, like where potatoes come from, and scientific facts, like why pepers are hot.The book is written like a dairy, the narrator describes what he/she has for lunch and then we get a few pages with fun facts, h [...]
shesgotbooksonhermindWe are presented with 7 days of lunch from pizza to sandwiches to black pepper and beyond. It's evaluating what you eat through science and a lot of history.I actually really liked the history portion of it like how sandwich was named after the Earl of Sandwich. Apples originated only on the mountains of Kazakhstan. Who would have thought that? I mean apples are like a staple in the U.S. Apple pie and suchI also realized through this that some people are just lazy like a per [...]
A delightful exploration of some of the foods your student might have in his or her school lunch in a given week! Brief history, scientific information, and weird facts are presented about foods as diverse as ice cream, watermelon, pita bread, and corn. Funny little drawings punctuate the text including little jokes (i.e. Pita bread says to regular bread, "Bread, you'll never understand, you were just raised differently." Bread responds, "Pita, you're full of hot air." yuk yuk yuk)Middle school [...]
Extended non-fiction text about the foods we eat every day at lunch. A really nice aspect of this book is the extensions to history and science (how yeast works, were watermelons and green grapes present at the pyramids, who do we thank for mustard, what's really in a hotdog).I really like the introduction to this book which portrays a young man entering a food class he thinks will be "boring." Encouraged to keep a journal of the week's lunch offerings, what we, the reader, see are the journal e [...]
The first thing I noticed with this book is the illustrations. They remind me of Roald Dahl books. The illustrators are different but the feeling of childish glee was the same.The next thing I noticed was the subject (okay maybe it was the other way around but who knows). How could I resist a book about food? Food is great but learning about food is even better. This book comes across as a school assignment. The unidentified main character has to catalog everything that is eaten for lunch and re [...]
At the beginning of this book the narrator gets assigned a research project for school. Each day he must research the history and science of four foods he eats. The result is a fantastic tour of 28 common foods or ingredients, their histories and fun science facts related to some of them. Sa Boothroyd illustrates the entire book in full color, making this bright and attractive in format as well as in information.I need to "sell" this one better to the students. I can see middle grade kids really [...]
THE WORLD IN YOUR LUNCH BOX is separated into 7 chapters by day, Monday to Sunday, and it’s presented as a child's lunch diary. Each day has its own menu. For example, Monday is “browning-bagging it: ham, bread, tomatoes, and watermelon.” Then, the foods of that day each have their own section with facts about the food’s history, cooking methods, farming methods, chemistry, and so on.The format of this book is organized and colorful. Each page has illustrations, cartoons, and/or photos. [...]
As the author writes in her preface, “Every kind of food, no matter how basic, has ties with exciting history, amazing science, and some very strange stories.”I love food, so of course I love learning about it. What did people eat 10,000 years ago? What did medieval people eat? How did black pepper save the city of Rome from the Visigoths (at least temporarily)? What did the famous mathematician Pythagoras use mustard for in ancient Greece? In which country do people eat the most ice cream? [...]
The World in Your Lunch BoxThe Wacky History and Weird Science of Everyday Foods by Claire EamerAs my grandson just started school in January I'm always lookingto find nutritional foods and fun shapes for him so he will eathis lunch. We have sent him shapes for his sandwiches in the formof butterflies, stars and dinosaurs.The world has an impact as many items for making lunch come fromdifferent countries and nationalities.This guide just helps make preparing the lunch more fun for him andhis mom [...]
How did the food that we eat end up in our country, and how did it end up being considered something that was supposed to be eaten? How is food preserved? This clever book sets out a week of menus, using foods that are particularly appealing to students, and discusses these and other facts about it. The one page spreads present the information in a graphically pleasing way, and move the reader quickly from one topic to the next. This really was one of the most visually appealing books that I hav [...]
Audience: IntermediateGenre: InformationalDiscussion Questions:1. Knowledge - Name two facts that you learned about the foods mentioned in the book.2. Comprehension - Why is the story called The World in your Lunch Box?3. Application - What questions would you ask if you could investigate more into one of the foods from the book?4. Analysis - What was the most exciting and interesting fact you learned from the book?5. Synthesis - Create your own food diary, researching a wacky history or a weird [...]
A food book that inspires kids to examine what's on their plate and invetigate its roots. A week's worth of hypothetical lunches are explored and history, culture and science facts are combined with interesting results. This book reads like a documentary in that it takes something familiar and shines a microscope on it to examine everything about its unique history. Illustrations accompany information and make for great page layouts. The tone of the text is highly conversational making this a go [...]
Interesting stories derived from the foods we eat, and can commonly be found in a lunchbox. In addition to the anecdotes are bits of science that are associated with the food. I picked this book up as it was on my to read list.I finished it because the stories were interesting and it has given me ideas for my own teaching.I would recommend this to Nevyn. She would like the funny stories about some of the food she eats.
Funny and interesting! The author found a simple and intriguing way to share a lot of information without being boring. For kids and adults that are interested in the world of food!Divertente ed interessante! L'autrice ha trovato un modo semplice e coinvolgente per condividere molte informazioni senza essere noiosa. Per bambini ed adulti che trovano affascinante il mondo del cibo!THANKS TO NETGALLEY AND ANNICK PRESS FOR THE PREVIEW
A really interesting look at the science, history, and cultural connections of a number of different everyday foods. I was struck by how many foods have become long term staples in parts of the world far from where they originated. Full of fun facts that make you want to share them with others, and great for reading in short bursts. Also, did you know that Europeans stews sometimes have chocolate added to make the gravy richer? I'd like to try that
Hey whatcha eating? Floor sweepings and germ burps. No, really? It looks like a hot dog on a bun. Why don't they serve chocolate in prison? Because it makes you break out. And who the heck first thought of scooping up curdled milk and eating it? Everyone, and I mean everyone, eats the stuff in this book, so you might as well know where it somes from, how it works, and a few jokes to tell your friends when you eat it.
I really enjoyed this book. I thought it was weird that people ate their boots when they were starving and how people hung pigs from there ceiling in the winter. The illustrations were also funny and I liked the tortilla chip. I think this book made it interesting to look at the histories of foods.
Kids can learn the history and strange facts behind some of their favorite foods: Mac and cheese, hot dogs, pizza, potato chips, chocolate, ice cream, and more. It is presented as a daily lunch diary for one week, so reluctant readers could easily read the book in 7 sections over 7 days and it would break up the monotony of food facts.
This is a cute book that mixes science, history and fun, with lunch. It is entertaining for children and adults alike. My 10 year old son loves the chapters on the lunch diaries. I enjoyed the funny stories of people in history eating weird and unusual things. This is a great book for entertainment or educational learning in a fun and unique way. Great for readers ages 9 and up.
This is a very interesting history on food. Kids will love to learn where some of their favourite foods come from and why they are called the things they are. Set out in a weekly planning style, you see science, history and recipes for 3-4 different food each day. This is one cook/history book for kids to look out for in Feburary.
I loved this book! I learned so much but it was in such a fun format that I didn't really realize how much information there was hidden in there until the end. I really enjoy cooking and I don't think that I'll ever look at food the same way again. Overall this was a really fun read. I would definitely recommend this to people who are looking for an informational yet fun book.
Fifth graders will love this interesting book about the history, fun facts and background about the food they eat. It is written in a voice the kids will understand and be motivated to read. The funny pictures that accompany each page add a lot to the text. This will be perfect for our guided reading and close study in our first unit in common core.
Funny, informative, coherent, and cute. Kind of a lot of text per page for some kids, but easy to skip around in, and there are gag-filled illustrations on each page. Plus jokes, cartoons. Smallish format is easy to tote around.
Loved this! A fictional week's lunch diary, and the history of every ingredient in each day's lunch. Fascinatingly fun blend of history, war, exploration and nutrition. For 6th grade and up, this is nonfiction for those who think nonfiction can't possibly be any fun!
i think that the world in your lunch box is an okay book I didnt like it very much because I thought it was the same thing over and over again. all it really gave was facts about diffrent foods and how they were invented of weird things about them.
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