What are peanuts - are they peas or are they nuts? Do they grow above or below ground? Who invented peanut butter? In the same spirit as his award-winning Life and Times of the Honeybee, Charles Micucci explores one of America's most favorite and enigmatic snack foods. This fascinating picture book, with its concise, detailed text and abundant illustrations, ranging from the humorous to the scientific, offers a spirited introduction to the life cycle, many uses, and historical influences of the peanut. Micucci's rare gift for making any subject engaging and accessible is again revealed in this truly witty, rich salute to the peanut.
About the Author
Charles Micucci’s other books with Houghton Mifflin include The Life and Times of the Honeybee and The Life and Times of the Peanut. He lives in New York City.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is exactly what the title says it is. It is about the life and times of the peanut. It tells you about where it came from, how it is used, where it is grown, who grows it, and more. Along with a general description of what is being talked about on a certain page, the book also goes into detail about a certain topic on each page. If you want to know about the peanut and its history, this is a great book.As a student I liked the amount of information that was given in this book. It presented it very well and used the illustrations perfectly with the text. The pictures were actually very helpful. There were some words that I didn¿t know and the pictures helped me understand what they were talking about.As a teacher this book would be great to use with a student who is interested in the history of the peanut and/or what it is used for. Also if the student is interested in who invented more than 300 uses for it or who uses them the most. A very good non-fiction book.