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Weird Stuff You Didn't Know About Food…

Weird Stuff You Didn't Know About Food (Everything But The Kitchen…

by Frieda Wishinsky, Elizabeth MacLeod (Author)

Other authors: Travis King (Illustrator)

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We had a Scholastic Book Fair at our elementary school and my daughter's 3rd Grade teacher had this book on her wish list. To make a long story short, we purchased it for her, took it home, and now we have to buy our own copy because my daughter loves it.

There are 10 Chapters with lots of cartoon drawings and info balloons to break up the text.

The book should appeal to children who like trivia and/or weird facts. The Accelerated Reading level (ATOS) is 6.0 which means that your average Entering 6th Grader should be able to read the book without becoming frustrated by the vocabulary.

The Interest Level of 4th to 7th Grade is suggested, but apparently some 3rd Graders (and adults) find this book intriguing as well.

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MacLeod, ElizabethAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0545003989, Paperback)

Kids will discover funny and astonishing food facts, trivia, and stories from around the world.

Did you know that radishes are a common breakfast food in Japan? Why do Americans love corn dogs? Do watermelons remove freckles? Can you really clean a toilet with a can of cola? Where does the expression "say cheese" come from? Did you know that in 1919 a molasses flood killed 21 people in Boston?

What child isn't going to want to know the answers to these questions? Step into any school cafeteria and you'll hear kids buzzing about food. Everything but the Kitchen Sink builds on that fascination with food through history, science, art, superstitions, and world records.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:03:42 -0400)

Presents wacky food facts, fascinating trivia, superstitions, records, traditions, inventions and more.

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