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Top 10 Cooking & Food Juvenile & YA Bestsellers 2017

Eat Up
An Infographic Exploration of Food
By (author): Paula Ayer By (author): Antonia Banyard Illustrated by: Belle Wuthrich
Paula Ayer , Antonia Banyard ,

Illustrated by :

Belle Wuthrich


Annick Press - Toronto



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


Young Adult : Age (years) 9 - 12, Age (years) 9 - 12, Grade (CAN) 4 - 7, Reading age 9 - 12
Apr 11, 2017
$14.95 CAD


11in x 8.5 x 0.25 in | 300 gr

Page Count:

72 pages
Annick Press
Best Books for Kids & Teens, *starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre 2017, Joint winner Green Book Festival Award 2017, Commended Red Cedar Book Award nomination 2018, Nominated Silver Birch Award nomination, Ontario Library Association 2017, Nominated
  • Short Description
Filled with fascinating facts delivered visually, this infographic book explores the topic of food from every aspect.
Filled with fascinating facts delivered visually, this infographic book explores the topic of food from every aspect. Written for middle-grade readers, Eat Up! is a colorful infographic look at the many surprising and fascinating facts about food. Information is presented in easy-to-understand graphics and clear explanations. Each spread explores a different aspect of the topic. Readers will find answers to a wide range of questions, including: Who grows our food? Where does our meat and fish come from? How does it get to us? What’s the difference between a hybrid and a genetically-modified crop? How do companies advertize to children? Who are the “Big 10” food companies? How much farmland is there across the world? Weightier topics (for example, farming and pollution, or child labor in agriculture), are balanced out by fun facts, such as “extreme foods” and how our sense of taste works (and sometimes deceives us). Other topics include how food production has an impact on the local and global economy, access to food and food insecurity around the world, and conventional vs. organic farming. Vibrant, dynamic illustrations, diagrams and photos and small chunks of text make this book ideal for reluctant or struggling readers.

- A readily accessible yet solid introduction to a wide range of topics related to food & the food system - Very topical given growing awareness around the issue, from food waste, to nutrition, to the environmental impact of food - Information is presented in an inviting, colorful & highly visual format - Complements Annick’s two other infographics: Power Up! (on energy) and Water Wow! (on water) - Addresses concerns that North American children are “food illiterate” - Full-color illustrations and photographs - Sidebars - Glossary - Further reading; selected sources - Index

Between them, Antonia Banyard and Paula Ayer have written four previous books for young readers, including Water Wow! An Infographic Exploration.

ANTONIA BANYARD is an editor and the co-author of the award-winning infographic titles, Eat Up! and Water Wow! She lives with her family in Nelson, British Columbia.

Belle Wuthrich is the illustrator and designer for Water Wow!

“Inviting illustrations and an empowering amount of food-related data make this selection a fine choice for environmentally conscious tweens.”

- School Library Journal, 05/17

“Offers a wealth of thought-provoking information.”

- Quill & Quire, 04/17

“Food is not just elemental; it is remarkable, and this effort does it justice.”

- Kirkus Reviews, 02/15/17

“While fun and engaging, this vibrant infographic doesn’t shy away from difficult issues.”

- Green Teacher, Spring/19

“EAT UP! is a book that can plant new ideas and understanding in the minds of readers, sprout meaningful discussions at school and at home, branch into many curricular areas and current events and provide a deeply-rooted foundation upon which future inquiry can be based.”

- Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO)

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