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The Life and Times of the Peanut (Library Binding)
This is a special order and can be hard to get.
What are peanuts - are they peas or are they nuts? Do they grow above or below ground? Who invented peanut butter? In the same spirit as his award-winning Life and Times of the Honeybee, Charles Micucci explores one of America's most favorite and enigmatic snack foods. This fascinating picture book, with its concise, detailed text and abundant illustrations, ranging from the humorous to the scientific, offers a spirited introduction to the life cycle, many uses, and historical influences of the peanut. Micucci's rare gift for making any subject engaging and accessible is again revealed in this truly witty, rich salute to the peanut.
"Miccuci's lowdown on 'one of our most beloved yet least understood crops' is as substantial and satisfying as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. . . . What sets this book apart is Micucci's amusing and creative techniques for bringing statistics to life. . . . Another successful addition to Micucci's library." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review
"Outstanding." School Library Journal School Library Journal
"Spread this one around." Bulletin The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books