From the Series How Is It Made?
In Peanut Butter, early fluent readers learn about the process by which fresh peanuts are transformed into a delicious, nutty spread. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about this fascinating process.
A map highlights areas of the world where peanuts are grown, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about peanut butter using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Peanut Butter also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
Peanut Butter is part of Jump!’s How Is It Made? series.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||Beginning Readers, STEM|
|Number of Pages||24|
Booklist (Julia Smith)
Young kids will love getting the chance to see how one of their favorite snacks is produced. This tasty entry in the How Is It Made? series follows the peanut from farm to jar, clearly explaining each step of its journey. Readers get to view a cut-away image of peanuts growing beneath the ground and are then introduced to the various machines used for shelling, sifting, roasting, and filling jars—though a depiction of the peanuts tumbling in the shelling machine would have been a useful addition. Challenging vocabulary (legume, blanch) are defined in a glossary, and a conversational tone makes the text easy to digest. A final infographic of the stages of peanut butter production nicely reinforces the text, which concludes with instructions for making your own peanut butter.
— Julia Smith