The Popcorn Book

Author/Illustrator: Tomie De Paola

Publisher: Holiday House

Publication Date: 1978

Genre: Concept-General, Myths, Legends & Folklore, Science and Nature

Audience: Gr. K-4

Overview: A fun look at the history of popcorn in the United States with historical facts that are probably not well known, stories and even a popcorn recipe. The illustrations are fun and really draw the reader into the story. This book is informative and enjoyable. The facts would be very useful in a report about popcorns history.

Activity: Make popcorn with the class using the recipe in the book while discussing the history of popcorn.

Reviewer's Name: Paula Pavon