Guinness World Records: Fun with Food

32p. (I Can Read! 2). HarperCollins. Jun. 2016. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780062341891; pap. $3.99. ISBN 9780062341884.
Gr 1–3—This newest addition to the popular series shares some of the bizarre and remarkable food world records—the largest bowl of cereal, the tallest cake, and the $169 hot dog. Like similar titles in this series, this book is designed to support developing readers. Each page of text provides plenty of white space with a clear, easy-to-read font overlaying a full-color photo. Bold words identify the topic of each brief paragraph. The vocabulary is simple, with longer sentences to challenge those just on the cusp of independent reading. This selection will also appeal to reluctant readers. While this doesn't offer report-level information or an opportunity for deeper learning, the wacky nature of the subject will be popular.
VERDICT A quick read with a good hook.

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