From Grass to Milk

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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
Many people drink milk. The calcium in it helps to grow strong bones. But where does it come from? Grass is the main ingredient for making milk. A cow eats lots of grass that keeps her healthy and helps her to make milk. Milk is made in a cow's udder that hangs down at the back of the cow's body. A milking machine is used to milk the cow, and the milk goes through a hose into a tank to cool it. Trucks take the milk to a factory, where it is cleaned. A machine heats the milk to kill any germs, then it is cooled and tested. A machine puts the milk into jugs that are sealed and loaded on trucks to take to the stores. The author did a great job of using pictures and words in easy-to-read sentences, making this book a fun read. Parents and children can read it 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: 9781580139663
  • Publisher: Lerner Classroom
  • Publication date: 8/28/2012
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 423,188
  • Lexile: 450L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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