Carrots Like Peas: And Other Fun Facts

illus. by Aaron Spurgeon. 32p. (Did You Know?). ebook available. Little Simon. 2015. pap. $6.99. ISBN 9781481435406.
Gr 1–3—The latest addition to this ongoing series takes on food. The topics bounce from one to the next like a marble in an arcade game: the author goes from describing companion planting to discussing corn and its many uses to examining how popcorn pops to exploring its historical use at the movies. Through chatty writing, Eliot provides historical details and simple scientific explanations and plies readers with questions, drawing them into the conversation: "Did you know…?" "What's your favorite…?" "Have you ever…?" This compilation of fun, high-interest facts is matched by busy cartoon art that uses animals in place of humans.
VERDICT While the lack of photos may be off-putting to some, this title is a nice choice for younger readers.

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