"He who lends a book is an idiot. He who returns a book is more of an idiot."
Kids these days think the food they eat come from the grocery store. You want milk? There it is in the dairy section of the store. You want bacon? Oh look, it is wrapped up and ready for purchase in the meat section of the store. Don't forget the big jar of honey that we are out of. Mmmmmm...where can I find that? Oh yea, aisle five in the big glass jar with the bee on the label. Our kids need to know that these products have roots. They do not magically appear in the store for our purchase and eating pleasure. This book I am highlighting today will give your kids some grassroot knowledge of where their food was "manufactured' before hitting the shelves. Enjoy. It would be a great book to kick off some lessons on our home grown food and imported food that we use on our table each day.
Title: The Cow in Patrick O'Shanahan's Kitchen
Author: Diane Prichard
Illustrator: Heather Devlin Knopf
About the Author:
When Diana Prichard was young her mother told her to grow up and marry a hog farmer. When she couldn’t find one she liked she became one instead. Today she owns a small farrow-to-finish hog operation in the heart of Michigan’s farm country and works as a freelance agriculture and food writer, photographer, and professional speaker.
Her work has been featured by major media outlets such as CNN, MSNBC’s iVillage, and The Huffington Post. She has made media appearances with outlets such as CNN Radio, From Scratch Magazine, WILX-MI, and The Lansing State Journal. She has traveled internationally to report on agriculture, food security, nutrition, and policy, visiting countries in Africa and the Middle East.
Prichard is also the author of the forthcoming children’s book, The Cow in Patrick O’Shanahan’s Kitchen (Little Pickle Press, 2013), a riotous story aimed at engaging children and their families in fair, balanced farm-to-fork dialogue. She lives and works alongside her husband (who prefers engines to animals), and their two daughters.
About the illustrator:
Book Review Rating: 8 (Fantastic!)
Read on and read always! Have a wonderful day everyone.
*Thanks to NetGalley for the e_Arc. Thoughts and ideas are mine and mine alone.