Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Life and Times of Corn by Charles Micucci

Micucci, Charles The Life and Times of Corn 32 pgs. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2009. NON-FICTION. $16.00. Did you know that if corn were a separate state, it would be the fifth largest state in America?! Wow! Students reading this book will learn this and many other unique and interesting facts about corn. This book covers it all from the very basics of naming each part of this grain to its different uses around the world. It discusses how corn is planted and harvested, how it is used in a variety of products (not just food), and the seasonal activities associated with corn. In short, it is really just a biography about corn! Coupled with the colorful and attractive illustrations, the bubble facts and short paragraphs make this an easy and interesting read. EL-ESSENTIAL. Whitney, Library-Teacher.

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