Reviews for Ben & Jerry : Ice Cream Manufacturers

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Fall
These corporate histories contain some intriguing tidbits about the lives and methods of the inventors and entrepreneurs (though it's hard to imagine that kids would be interested in reading about the Kellogg brothers' feud or the fact that the Mars family has "clean, well-managed factories"). Photographs of the people and their products are interspersed throughout the texts. Timeline. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Checkerboard Biography Library: Food Dudes titles: Ben & Jerry, Clarence Birdseye, The Kellogg Family, and The Mars Family.] Copyright 2011 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

School Library Journal Reviews 2011 April

Gr 3-5--Divided into easily digestible chapter spreads, these books explore the lives of noteworthy food-industry pioneers and how famous franchises and products, such as Gatorade and McDonald's, were invented and/or developed. A "Fun Bites" section at the end of each book highlights interesting trivia about the products. Colorful, captioned photographs enhance the information and create visual appeal for a broad range of learning levels. Clear, purposeful language stresses the importance of hard work and diligence and conveys a sense of excitement for the science of invention.

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