Bread Comes to Life
By George Levenson
This book shares the story of wheat in a rhyming poem and excellent photographs. Unfortunately, the effort to successfully complete the rhyme precludes using modern production techniques in the telling. Accurate up to the baker sowing the seed in his back yard, the story includes hand harvesting and threshing the wheat instead of the modern use of sowing seed in large fields using a seed drill and combine. While the poem and images are not technically incorrect they are not modern. The best use of this book would be as an accompaniment with another book that included modern images. The index contains pictures and detailed descriptions and student centered activities.
Categories: Plants, Foods from Plants & Goods from Plants Bread & Wheat Books Elementary School