This colorful book from the DK Readers series introduces kids to chocolate, from its raw state in cacao trees to candy bars. Following a discussion of how cocoa beans grow and are harvested, Polin traces the product's history over 2,000 years and discusses current methods of processing.
A photo, painting, or map, usually in full color, appears on nearly every page. Sidebars carry additional information, such as the ingredients that make up white chocolate and the meaning of "fair trade" labels on products. A glossary is appended. The agriculture, history, and industry of chocolate gets an attractive introduction here.
Stunning photographs and engaging, age-appropriate stories are guaranteed to capture a child's interest while developing reading skills and general knowledge. DK Readers allow progression from stories for beginning readers with simple sentences and word repetition through to stories with rich vocabulary and more challenging sentence structure for proficient readers.