Who Wants Pizza?

Who Wants Pizza?

The Kids' Guide to the History, Science & Culture of Food

By Jan Thornhill

Maple Tree Press, Hardcover, 9781897349960, 62pp.

Publication Date: September 7, 2010


Part of the loosely constructed series by Jan Thornhill, which already includes This Is My Planet and I Found a Dead Bird, Who Wants Pizza? is brimming with no-nonsense facts that illustrate the importance of food choices and the practices surrounding food production. Full of direct, eye-opening information about why we need to eat, where our food comes from, how much of it we have, and why some food choices are wiser than others, the book covers a lot of important ground. Topics are easy to dip into and include digestion, the domestication of animals, different cultures’ table etiquette, sustainable agriculture, and the evolution of farming and food preservation. Short blocks of bite-sized text, just the right amount of icky” info that kids love, plus a visually stimulating layout that uses captivating photo-illustration collages all add up to make Who Wants Pizza? a fun, fact-filled look at all things food-related.

About the Author
Jan Thornhill's books have twice been shortlisted for the Governor General's Award, Canada's most prestigious children's book prize. "Wildlife 1 2 3" was awarded the UNICEF Ezra Jack Keats Award. "A Tree in a Forest" won the Canadian Children's Literature Roundtables Information Book Award. "Crow and Fox" was chosen a White Raven Book by UNESCO International Children's Library in Munich. When she isn't working on a children's book, Jan spends her time writing adult fiction, bird watching, and gardening.

Praise For Who Wants Pizza?

"No child - nor uninformed adult, for that matter - should be able to read Who Wants Pizza? without rethinking their relationship with food."
Quill & Quire, starred review

"No doubt even adult readers will learn something from this engaging book."
ForeWord Reviews

To truly understand the significance of what we eat, take a look at this bookNutrition for the mind, a treat for the intellect.”
YA Books Central

ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year, Juvenile Non-Fiction Category, Finalist 2010