Great nonfiction book that takes kids through a lunchbox and shows how all that food got there. Goes through the process of how we get bread from the planting of grains to the baking of dough, how cheese and apple juice are made, etc. I’m sure most kids take for granted where their food comes from, or only know it comes from a store so this is a fun way to let them know how things are made and how many people are involved in the process. The book also promotes good eating habits as well. Fun illustrations and simple descriptions of the step-by-step process make it an engaging book. It would be perfect for teachers to read when talking about healthy eating or introducing the My Plate food guide.
Review by Jennifer Porter, Crestview Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: K-2nd or 3rd
How Did That Get In My Lunchbox?: The Story of Food
Written by Chris Butterworth, Illustrated by Lucia Gaggiotti
Release Date: January 25, 2011
ISBN: 9780763650056 (hardcover)