Owings, Lisa From Sugar Beet to Sugar (A Start to Finish Book) Lerner 2015. $14.99 NONFICTION
This book is exactly like it sounds, a simple step by step of how
a simple beet is turned into sugar including washing, chopping, and lots of
chemical extraction. Large bright photographs are shown with each step.
Basic, with no fun facts, like where else sweetener is sourced
from or if the beets themselves would taste sweet, or why they are used instead
of sugar cane. This book had the honor of horrifying me with the transition of
a simple food going through a boatload of chemical processes. I have always
been pro-sugar, but now I think I will stick with honey and maple syrup. Because
of this, I don’t think students would read this book on their own, it would be
strictly for a teacher to use with a lesson or assign. Its simple enough to use
with 2 grade plus
EL(K-3), EL –OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.