Eat up! Infographic Exploration of Food

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Eat Up! An Infographic Exploration of Food by Antonia Banyard & Paula Ayer

A book review of Eat Up! and Infographic Exploration of Food by Antonia Banyard & Paula AyerStars: ****

Annick Press (2017)
Children’s Nonfiction/Food
72 pages

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links.

Summary: Written for middle-grade readers, Eat Up! is a colorful infographic look at the many surprising and fascinating facts about food. Information is presented in easy-to-understand graphics and clear explanations. Each spread explores a different aspect of the topic. Readers will find answers to a wide range of questions, including: Who grows our food? Where does our meat and fish come from? How does it get to us? What’s the difference between a hybrid and a genetically-modified crop? How do companies advertise to children? Who are the “Big 10” food companies? How much farmland is there across the world?

Eat Up!

I love reading about food and this book (designed for ages 9-12) was a fun read. It’s laid out like a big infographic which makes it extra fun and easy to read. This is especially good for those who aren’t as good of readers because there are no long blocks of text as in a usual book. It’s not intimidating.

Lots of food topics were covered:

  • The Two-Million Year Meal (hunting for food, food from cavemen to now)
  • Farm to Table (farming, meat, sea food, GMOs)
  • The Business of Food (shopping, markets, sales, fast food)
  • Food in Our Bodies (body builders, power foods, junk food, taste buds)
  • Food and the Environment (energy use, food and water, land)
  • Food Around the World (trade, global food, extreme food, feeding the world)
  • Food In Your Life (family food, food at school)

This is a great addition to a school or family library as well as a resource for home schooling or school projects. I enjoyed the book.

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About Kathleen

I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.

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