PB & J Hooray written by Janet Nolan and illustrated by Julia Patton is a fun and effective picture book answering the question “where does your food come from?”
Nolan tells a cumulative story beginning with a boy making himself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. With short rhythmic, but informative explanations and illustrations, the trail goes from the kitchen to the grocery store, delivery truck, bakeries and factories, farmers’ fields and seeds. At last, with all the pieces of the puzzle in place, several friends join the boy and “it’s finally time to say PB & J Hooray!”
Interesting tidbit: Julia Patton’s illustration process began with eating her first peanut butter and jelly sandwich!
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