School Library Journal11/01/2014
Gr 3–5—This series about fast-food inventors and entrepreneurs serves up a surprisingly rich informational feast. Each book explores the cultural context of the innovator in question, exploring the rationale for creating the food and exploring why America responded so enthusiastically to it. Engaging chapter headings, such as "Tough Childhood" and "A Low Point," will help readers connect to the inventors' human struggles. Pemberton's biography about the invention of Coca-Cola teaches students about Prohibition and medicinal uses of soda in the 1920s. Vintage photos add to the charm of this volume. As a whole, the design is clean, bright, and engaging. Although the subject is fast food, these books are nutritious in quality. Highly recommended for reluctant readers.