How Did That Get in my Lunchbox? The Story of Food
Written by Chris Butterworth, illustrated by Lucia Gaggiotti
One of the best parts of a young child’s day is opening a lunchbox and diving in. But how did that delicious food get there? From planting wheat to mixing dough, climbing trees to machine-squeezing fruit, picking cocoa pods to stirring a vat of melted bliss, here is a clear, engaging look at the steps involved in producing some common foods.
Primary Source Pairing:
Food comes from all over the world so we can have a delicious and healthy lunch. The collection of images of lunches from different countries came from a Huffington Post article. For this primary source pairing, the images have been added to a collage. The images can be used as a set, or individual lunch images can be viewed within the article.
Questions for Discussion:
- What do you see first when you look at the collection of images?
- What do you notice about the lunches from other countries?
- How are these lunches the same or different from the lunches you eat?
Book Cover and Summary: Follett
Lunch images: Huffington Post (collage created by JMarek)