Reviews for Milk to Ice Cream


Horn Book Guide Reviews 2007 Fall
Short, simple sentences combine with stock color photographs, diagrams, and maps to explain the origins of everyday products. Several of the subjects are kid-friendly and readers may garner some information from these dry, disjointed presentations, but those seeking more in-depth explanations will be disappointed. A busy page of "Fun Facts" and a short "Can You Guess?" quiz are included. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Buddy Books: Beginning to End titles: [cf2]Cane to Sugar[cf1], [cf2]Cocoa Bean to Chocolate[cf1], [cf2]Flower to Honey[cf1], [cf2]Grass to Milk[cf1], [cf2]Milk to Ice Cream[cf1], and [cf2]Oil to Gas[cf1].] Copyright 2007 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

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Horn Book Guide Reviews 2008 Spring
Short, simple sentences combine with stock color photographs, diagrams, and maps to explain the origins of everyday products. Several of the subjects are kid-friendly and readers may garner some information from these dry, disjointed presentations, but those seeking more in-depth explanations will be disappointed. A busy page of "Fun Facts" and a short "Can You Guess?" quiz are included. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Buddy Books: Beginning to End titles: [cf2]Cane to Sugar[cf1], [cf2]Cocoa Bean to Chocolate[cf1], [cf2]Flower to Honey[cf1], [cf2]Grass to Milk[cf1], [cf2]Milk to Ice Cream[cf1], and [cf2]Oil to Gas[cf1].] Copyright 2008 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

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School Library Journal Reviews 2007 August

K-Gr 3-- Short chapters explain the steps necessary to produce each product. An interesting "Fun Facts" section, randomly placed, interrupts the flow of the texts. Back matter has a "Can You Guess?" page with two questions. Some of the answers are found in the books, but others introduce new concepts in need of explanation. For example, Grass asks, "Where does butter come from?" The answer is butterfat, but this term is not mentioned or explained anywhere else in the book. Captioned color photos or drawings appear on every spread and pair well with the narrative in most cases. Libraries owning Aliki's Milk: From Cow to Carton (HarperCollins, 1992) or Gail Gibbons's The Milk Makers (S & S, 1985) do not need the book on milk as both of these titles give a more thorough explanation of the process for the same audience, in a more entertaining format. Children may also prefer books like Jules Older's Ice Cream (Charlesbridge, 1984). Given the average quality of these series titles and the abundance of "from start to finish" books, Murray's titles are additional purchases.--Melinda Piehler, Sawgrass Elementary School, Sunrise, FL

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