From Cocoa Bean to Chocolate

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How does a cocoa bean turn info tasty chocolate? Follow each step in the food production cycle-from planting cocoa trees to eating a sweet treat-in this fascinating book!

An introduction to the process of making chocolate, from the time the farmer plants a cocoa tree to the time someone eats a piece of candy.

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Overview

How does a cocoa bean turn info tasty chocolate? Follow each step in the food production cycle-from planting cocoa trees to eating a sweet treat-in this fascinating book!

An introduction to the process of making chocolate, from the time the farmer plants a cocoa tree to the time someone eats a piece of candy.

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 3—Children learn about the steps in the food-production cycle in these colorful titles. Chocolate explains how cocoa beans grow and are harvested, roasted, and made into chocolate. Peanut Butter describes the processes involved in harvesting, shelling, cooking, and crushing peanut plants to make peanut butter. In Milk, readers learn about what cows eat and how they are milked, and then how the milk is pasteurized for safe drinking. Ice Cream explains that milk is made into a mix with added flavorings to become ice cream. Each book contains a table of contents with the steps listed in the food production. Each spread is clearly organized by the introduction of a specific step and then followed by short sentences to provide additional explanations. A color photograph on the opposite page offers visual clues. Vocabulary words are in bold and are defined in a glossary at the end of each book. A perfect way for youngsters to get their first glimpse at how familiar foods are produced for consumption.—Janet Weber, Tigard Public Library, OR
Children's Literature - Beverly Melasi
Mmmm...yummy chocolate! But how is it made? Where does it come from? A farmer plants the cocoa trees. Inside the hard pods that grow on the trees are cocoa beans. When the pods are ready, they are opened to reveal twenty to fifty cocoa beans. After the sun dries the beans, they are put into sacks, and taken to a chocolate factory. There the cocoa beans are cleaned and roasted. The shells are removed, and the beans are mashed, turning them into cocoa butter. Milk and sugar are added to the cocoa butter to make chocolate. The chocolate is poured into molds, cooled, and hardened. Then it is wrapped and taken to the stores to be sold. The author did a great job of using pictures and words in easy-to-read sentences, making this book a fun read. It will be an interesting book for children and parents to read together. The child can study the pictures, while the parent reads, or they can take turns reading and looking at the pictures: either way, it is a great way to learn something new. The color layouts inside the book are vivid, and the pictures are large, taking up the whole page. Reviewer: Beverly Melasi
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580139656
  • Publisher: Lerner Classroom
  • Publication date: 8/28/2012
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 470,107
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Cocoa beans grow. 4

Workers open the pods. 6

The sun dries the beans. 8

A train takes the beans to a factory. 10

The beans are roasted. 12

Machines mash the beans. 14

The chocolate is mixed. 16

The chocolate is poured. 18

The chocolate is wrapped. 20

I eat my favorite treat! 22

Glossary 24

Index 24

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