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The Road to Rice

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Hop aboard the Rice Bowl food truck with your rice-loving guide Mina as you drive along the road to rice. From the rice paddies, to the rice dishes on tables around the globe, you’ll see it all!

Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
BISACS JNF000000, JNF014000, JNF024010
Genre Beginning Readers, High-Interest, Illustrated, Nonfiction
Copyright 2021
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Drive Thru
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions 7.75 x 7.75
ISBN 9781647473235, 9781647473334, 9781647473389
Title Format Reinforced book, Unlimited Access eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 633.1'8
Guided Reading Level M
Lexile Reading Level 570
Author Shalini Vallepur

Booklist Starred Review of Drive Thru

Some foods are so ubiquitous that we may never wonder how they make their way onto our tables. For curious children, however, the delightful volumes in the Drive Thru series introduce common staples and provide an overview of their production. In each book, a boy or girl starts the informational narrative by offering to take the reader on a themed food truck and continues with a step-by-step look at how the food is made. While the children and food trucks are illustrated in bright, digital art, color photographs depict growing, harvesting, manufacturing, preparing, and enjoying of the food around the globe. The Road to Rice explains various kinds of rice, such as brown, jasmine, and basmati, and the types of environments most conducive to growing them. The Search for Salt emphasizes the importance of evaporation in salt production and why salt was used as a preservative before refrigeration. The Story of Sugar describes the environment needed to grow sugarcane and the lengthy process to turn it into refined sugar. The Tale of Tea relates how soil, picking tea leaves, and fermenting the leaves all affect tea, as well as myriad ways tea is consumed in different countries. Several titles include a map that shows the food’s spread or growth throughout the world. An enlightening, accessible glimpse at everyday edibles and STEM. —Angela Leeper

Full-color illustrations