Food Dudes Set 1

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From crunchy cereal to chunky ice cream, the foods we all love were created by Food Dudes! This series unwraps the facts behind these tasty concoctions and their talented creators. Kids will get the scoop on each food pro's childhood, education, early career, and climb to the top! Easy-to-read text accompanied by full-color and historic photos will leave readers hungry for more. Extra morsels like a timeline and a sidebar add to the fun. So pull up a chair and dig in to Food Dudes!

Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Food Dudes Set 1 (8 titles)
Ben & Jerry: Ice Cream Manufacturers 4.6
Clarence Birdseye: Frozen Food Innovator 4.4
Kellogg Family: Breakfast Cereal Pioneers 4.5
Mars Family: M&M Mars Candy Makers 4.8
Milton Hershey: Hershey's Chocolate Creator 4.6
Ray Kroc: McDonald's Restaurants Builder 4.5
Robert Cade: Gatorade Inventor 4.5
William Wrigley Jr.: Wrigley's Chewing Gum Founder 4.3
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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF007000, JNF014000, JNF061010
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Biographies, Careers
Copyright 2015
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Checkerboard Library
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2015-01-01
ISBN 9781624034909, 9781629688848
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 338-647
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs
Dimensions 8 x 8
Lexile 0
Features Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Timeline of key events
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Food Dudes Set 1 - School Library Connection

There are photographs in every chapter, and a timeline of major events and a related facts page end each book. As reference material, this series would be helpful to students when they are beginning to learn to do research since so many primary sources are included. The books would also be valuable when young readers are assigned a biography to read.

Food Dudes Set 1 – Horn Book Guide

These corporate histories contain some intriguing tidbits about the lives and methods of the inventors and entrepreneurs. . . . Photographs of the people and their products are interspersed throughout the texts.

Mars Family: M&M Mars Candy Makers (Food Dudes) – Booklist

Filled with photos, this small, square entry in the Food Dudes series gives a concise look at how a candy empire was created. In short, simple sentences, Mattern writes frankly about the complicated family dynamics among the Mars clan as she creates a compelling portrait of a single company’s growth. With such kid-familiar products at the story’s center, this glimpse of business history will likely attract young grade-schoolers seeking material for basic biography reports. A time line, a page of “Fun Bites” facts, and a link to the publisher’s website, where students can find more online resources, conclude.

Food Dudes Set 1 – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Divided into easily digestible chapter spreads, these books explore the lives of noteworthy food-industry pioneers and how famous franchises and products, such as Gatorade and McDonald’s, were invented and/or developed. A “Fun Bites” section at the end of each book highlights interesting trivia about the products. Colorful, captioned photographs enhance the information and create visual appeal for a broad range of learning levels. Clear, purposeful language stresses the importance of hard work and diligence and conveys a sense of excitement for the science of invention.

Author: Joanne Mattern