Children's LiteratureWe know popcorn is a favorite snack in America, but did you know Vietnamese children drink frosty glasses of iced sugarcane juice? Children in Oman eat pita bread dipped in hummus and wash it down with a glass of fresh squeezed lime or lemon juice, sugar, and fizzy soda water. This nonfiction picture book, part of the "Meals Around the World" series, will teach young children about different snack foods in other parts of the world. The last page lists a way to log onto the Internet and let the "fact hound" do more research on websites relate to the book. This hidden information at the back of the book would have better served readers if it was included in the front. One of the most interesting features of the book is the fun facts section at the back. This information should have been included in the text pages of the picture book. As it is, the text content is a bit on the slim side. Although snacks are interesting, the text does not hold the "wow appeal" needed to impress today's young readers. 2004, Picture Window Books, Ages 5 to 10.