Friday, February 22, 2019

Early Reader Bedtime Story: The Sweet Story of Hot Chocolate by Stephen Krensky

Read for: Early Reader Challenge

Synopsis: "Warm up with the enticing history of hot chocolate in this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series about the history of fun stuff!

History of Fun Stuff: The Sweet Story of Hot Chocolate was named a 2015 NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People!

Did you know that for thousands of years, chocolate was a beverage and not a solid candy? Or that soldiers in the Revolutionary War received a monthly ration of chocolate for drinking? Learn all about the history of America’s favorite wintertime treat in this fun, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read!

A special section at the back of the book includes relevant info on subjects like social studies and science, and there’s even a fun quiz so you can test yourself to see what you’ve learned!"

My Review: I love the History of Fun Stuff series and it has been fun sharing these books with Munchkin. While they do pick fun topics and make it as fun as possible, it can get a little boring for younger readers. Luckily, the pictures are always fun and keep some attention. I do like how there are questions at the end of the book as well to see how much information was retained (Munchkin is really struggling with this right now at school so it is a fun way to work on it at home). We learned a lot about hot chocolate and Munchkin discovered his new favorite word, cacao. We also got a short history of marshmallows too! It was a fun book to read on a snow day while enjoying a cup of hot chocolate.

My Rating: This was a fun book to read while drinking hot chocolate.  I love how this series makes learning fun for young readers.  Munchkin enjoys sharing the facts he learned.  We give it a rating of Three Paws and a Stump Wag.

Good Night! Sweet Dreams!

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