Where do you buy your food? We have a dizzying amount of choice when it comes to food shopping - big box grocery stores, farmer's markets, food delivery services, so many ways to get food into our homes and onto our plates! My kids are true city kids. Aside from a few school field trips, my kids have never been to a working farm to truly see where our food comes from, so instead, we have to read about how our food is made.
"Food doesn't grow in stores! So where did it come from before it was in the store?"
In How Did That Get In My Lunchbox?, the reader goes through a journey that explores how typical lunchbox foods are made. We learn how bread, cheese, tomatoes, apple juice, carrots, clementine oranges, and even chocolate chips are made. I like how the explanations for the process of making each food is very thorough but also very easy for young children to understand thanks to the detailed illustrations. For example, the illustrations show kids how apples are picked in an orchard, put into a machine that washes them, separates the core and seeds from the fruit, mashes them, presses out the juice, and finally fills boxes with the juice.
recommended for ages 5-8