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Eat Up!: An Infographic Exploration of Food (A Visual Exploration) Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-04-13 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 0 user ratings
ISBN:1554518830
LANGUAGE:English

" Written in an info graphic style with quizzes, maps, timeline, call outs, and those classic tiny pictures to represent numbers. History of food from a million years ago to modern farming. The GMO debate. How food is preserved. Shopping history. Impact of marketing and sales. Automation. Healthiness. Carbon footprint. Global foods. Extreme foods. Annual Press 2017 " said.

"Eat Up: An Infographic Exploration of Food by Paula Ayer, Antonia Banyard, and Belle Wuthrich is currently scheduled for release on April 11 2017. This middle grade non fiction book is a colorful infographic look at the many surprising and fascinating facts about food. Information is presented in easy-to-understand graphics and clear explanations. Each spread explores a different aspect of the topic. Readers will find answers to a wide range of questions, including: Who grows our food? Where does our meat and fish come from? How does it get to us? What’s the difference between a hybrid and a genetically-modified crop? How do companies advertise to children? Who are the “Big 10” food companies? How much farmland is there across the world? Weightier topics (for example, farming and pollution, or child labor in agriculture), are balanced out by fun facts, such as “extreme foods” and how our sense of taste works (and sometimes deceives us). Other topics include how food production has an impact on the local and global economy, access to food and food insecurity around the world, and conventional vs. organic farming. Vibrant, dynamic illustrations, diagrams and photos and small chunks of text make this book ideal for reluctant or struggling readers.

Eat Up: An Infographic Exploration of Food was an interesting read with graphics that caught the eye, and a good combination of thought provoking facts and fun or surprising information that is a little lighter. I knew a good portion of the information, but there were still bits of information and ideas that made me stop and think a little more about the food in my house. I found the organization and graphics of the book to be very understandable and accessible by readers in elementary school, but not boring or too easy for more advanced readers. This book hits that sweet spot of interesting and engaging for readers from a variety of ages and skill levels.
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"This innovative book aims to show kids where food comes from, what kinds are healthier for you than others, and how food impacts our world – the people and the environment. It also gives a great history lesson on how our food habits have changed and why. The colorful pictures and fascinating facts really grab young readers’ attention. My kids like to quiz me on various things and tell me different facts while they are reading it. Books where we can get kids thinking about the larger world and our behaviors are definitely a win!" said.

" Whether you are interested in the difference between conventional and organic farming, or wild caught versus farmed fish - this book has tidbits for every aspect of food. Everything from ethnic foods to what you can do to be a smarter consumer is covered in colorful spreads filled with charts and photos. Back matter includes a glossary, list of sources, and an index. Good for classes studying food production, consumerism, or goods and services. " said.

" Eye catching and informative. Gives the reader a good perspective about how things have changed regarding the sourcing of our food. " said.

" Infographics are a fun way to learn new things and this book is full of them. The layout is a bit busy, but overall it's a great book.I received an ARC from NetGalley. " said.

" Cute, but since I am looking for Canadian content, this was not fantastic. " said.

" This book is fantastic. The illustrations are colourful and engaging as each info graphic explains different parts about food. Although the book is intended for 8-13 year olds, it really does appeal to many especially those who like facts and statistics. The data is relevant and current allowing children to really think about food - where it grows, who eats it and how we spend our money on food. Fascinating read! " said.

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