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Children's LiteratureIf you do not have an appreciation for chocolate, read this book and you will! The reader learns the many steps necessary to change a cocoa bean into a chocolate treat. The process is extensive and fascinating! Large and colorful photographs help explain the story of the cocoa bean. Readers first see the giant trees from which the beans come. The beans must be removed from a sticky pulp within a large pod and then dried. In order to dry the beans properly, the farmer must spread them out on a large mat or even a roof and wait for days. Once the beans are dry, they are bagged and sent to chocolate factories. The bean shells are removed after being roasted and cocoa butter and cocoa powder are made. The cocoa powder and butter are used in different ways, depending on the desired treat. Chocolate bars, chips, eggs, hearts, and more—the choice is ours! The text is simple in this book, making it a perfect addition to any preschool collection. A table of contents, index, and glossary are included. It is part of the "Starters" series. 2004, Smart Apple Media, Ages 3 to 6.
— Andrea Sears Andrews