Eat Up: An Infographic Exploration of Food by Paula AyerEat Up: An Infographic Exploration of Food by Paula Ayer

Eat Up: An Infographic Exploration of Food

byPaula Ayer, Antonia BanyardIllustratorBelle Wuthrich

Hardcover | April 11, 2017

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Filled with fascinating facts delivered visually, this infographic book explores the topic of food from every aspect.Written for middle-grade readers, Eat Up! 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 advertize 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.
ANTONIA BANYARD is an editor and the co-author of the award-winning infographic titles, Eat Up! and Water Wow! She lives with her family in Nelson, British Columbia. Belle Wuthrich is the illustrator and designer for Water Wow!
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Title:Eat Up: An Infographic Exploration of FoodFormat:HardcoverDimensions:72 pages, 11 × 8 × 0.5 inPublished:April 11, 2017Publisher:Annick PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554518849

ISBN - 13:9781554518845

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Table of Contents

Introducing Your Amazing . . . Food!Chapter 1: The Two-Million-Year MealOn the Hunt for FoodNow We’re Growing!Boom TimeFood Goes GlobalChapter 2: Farm to TableFarm Out!Meet Your MeatI Sea Food!FrankenFood or SuperSolution?Transforming Our FoodChapter 3: The Business of FoodLet’s Go ShoppingMarket MattersSales GamesSpeeding UpChapter 4: Food in Our BodiesBody BuildersPower FoodsMost Wanted: Nutrition CulpritsTasty TidbitsChapter 5: Food and the EnvironmentPower HungryFood and WaterThe Dirt on LandChapter 6: Food Around the WorldLet’s TradeGlobal GastronomyExtreme FoodFeeding the WorldChapter 7: Food in Your LifeThe Family Meal, or Not?Getting to YouLearning Your Food ABCsConclusionGlossarySelected SourcesFurther ReadingIndexImage CreditsAbout the Authors and Illustrator

Editorial Reviews

Filled with fascinating facts delivered visually, this infographic book explores the topic of food from every aspect.Written for middle-grade readers, Eat Up! 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 advertize 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.Praise for Water Wow!“Refreshing and essential, like its subject”—Kirkus Reviews, *starred review, 02/17/15“An excellent source for teaching and learning about water. A useful mentor text for exploring visual literacy.”—School Library Journal, 04/16Green Book Festival Award, Scientific categoryPraise for Foodprints (by Paula Ayer)“Accurate, absorbing, pertinent, and important: a desirable purchase.”—Kirkus Reviews, 04/15/15“… timely, informative, and motivating … Classrooms across the country (and the world) should scoop this book up immediately.”—Foreword Reviews, 05/15“… a fun and informative approach to an essential topic.”—Booklist, 07/15/15“… Ayer writes in a clear, open style, covering a great deal of information in easy-to-understand prose.”—VOYA, 06/15Green Book Festival Award2015 EUREKA! Nonfiction Children’s Book Awards, California Reading AssociationBest Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book CentreBest Bets List, Top Ten, Ontario Library Association