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  • Winner, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice), 2011
  • Short-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, Information Book Award, 2009
  • Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award, Non-Fiction, 2009
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2011
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2008

Everything but the Kitchen Sink: Weird Stuff You Didn't Know About Food Canadian Title

By Frieda Wishinsky   and Elizabeth MacLeod   Illustrated by Travis King   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545003988 Paperback
128 Pages | 6.99" x 9.01" | Ages 9 to 12

Did you know that radishes are a common breakfast food in Japan? Why do Americans love corn dogs? Do watermelons remove freckles? Can you really clean a toilet with a can of cola? Where does the expression "say cheese" come from? Did you know that in 1919 a molasses flood killed 21 people in Boston? What child isn't going to want to know the answers to these questions? Step into any school cafeteria and you'll hear kids buzzing about food. Everything but the Kitchen Sink builds on that fascination with food through history, science, art, superstitions, and world records. Organized in 10 fast-paced and fun chapters, Everything but the Kitchen Sink will present bite-size facts, interviews with fantastic "foodies," and amazing but true sidebars. Some recipes and activities are also included.