Pop! Pop!

During the holiday season many families celebrate with food.  Have you ever considered the history of the food you eat,  or where it comes from?  Popcorn is one of my favorite foods.  The books below have fun fact about corn and popcorn.  For example, did you know that popcorn was discovered by the Indians? If you read, Corn is Maize: the gift of the Indians  you will learn how they cooked the popcorn. Hint: They didn't use a microwave or stove.

 

 

* Please be aware, that popcorn can be a choking hazard for young children, and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends not serving it to children under four.

 

   Corn is Maize: the gift of the Indians by Aliki

  The Popcorn Book by Tomie de Paola

 Corn by Gail Gibbons

 Popcorn! by Elaine Landau

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