Grandpa Cacao: A Tale of Chocolate, from Farm to Family

By Zunon, Elizabeth

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ISBN
9781681196404
Publisher
Bloomsbury


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on April 1, 2019  |  Elementary

PreS-K—While waiting for her mother, a girl and her father make a cake to celebrate her birthday using one very important ingredient: cacao. The father invokes the memory of Grandpa Cacao, who finds the most joy in his cacao farm in Ivory Coast, Africa. Zunon's first authored–illustrated picture book takes readers back and forth between the girl's kitchen and the grandfather's farm. The first person narration...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

As a little brown-skinned girl and her father make a special chocolate birthday cake, Daddy tells her about his own father, Grandpa Cacao, who grew cacao on his farm in the Ivory Coast, West Africa. As the birthday girl adds each ingredient, Daddy explains the complicated steps involved in growing the beans that flavor chocolate. Grandpa Cacao would cut the pods off the trees with a large, sharp knife; slice them open; and scoop out the "sticky white beans," which were then loaded into p...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

As a little brown-skinned girl and her father make a special chocolate birthday cake, Daddy tells her about his own father, Grandpa Cacao, who grew cacao on his farm in the Ivory Coast, West Africa. As the birthday girl adds each ingredient, Daddy explains the complicated steps involved in growing the beans that flavor chocolate. Grandpa Cacao would cut the pods off the trees with a large, sharp knife; slice them open; and scoop out the "sticky white beans," which were then loaded into p...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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