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The fascinating history of chocolate told for children just beginning to read. Follows the story of the world’s most popular treat from its origins in the rainforests of Central America to shops and factories everywhere. Featuring the humorous illustrations of Adam Larkum. Usborne Young Reading has been developed with reading experts from Roehampton University.

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Book Information

Age
5+
Key Stage
KS1 E
Lexile Measure
760L
Book Band
White
CEFR Level
B1
Hardback with ribbon marker
ISBN: 9780746080542
Extent: 48 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm
Author/Editor
Katie Daynes
Illustrator
Adam Larkum

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“A Tasty Book”
It is fascinating to read that the world's most popular treat has such a weird history. This book will take you from cocoa beans to Cadbury's, Lindt and Hershey's.
“Hard to judge a reading series by one book alone, but this title has all the right ingredients and even a recipe. Simple text is complemented by quirky cartoon-like artwork, while speech bubbles inject humour and help the story along. Usborne describes the books as "stories" for newly independent readers, but this one belongs more comfortably on the non-fiction shelf, tracing the origin of chocolate from the South American rainforest to the sweetshop. Mayan kings and priests liked their cocoa cold and frothy, but the Spanish, who learned of cocoa from the Aztecs, preferred theirs hot and sweet.”
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