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Cake is delicious and comics are awesome: this exciting non-fiction graphic novel for kids combines both! Explore the history of desserts through a fun adventure with facts, legends, and recipes for readers to try at home. Have you ever wondered who first thought to freeze cream? Or when people began making sweet pastry shells to encase fruity fillings? Food sprite Peri Cake is delicious and comics are awesome: this exciting non-fiction graphic novel for kids combines both! Explore the history of desserts through a fun adventure with facts, legends, and recipes for readers to try at home. Have you ever wondered who first thought to freeze cream? Or when people began making sweet pastry shells to encase fruity fillings? Food sprite Peri is excited to show you the delicious history of sweets while taking you around the world and back! The team-up that made ice cream cones! The mistake that made brownies! Learn about and taste the true stories behind everyone's favorite treats, paired with fun and easy recipes to try at home. After all, sweets--and their stories--are always better when they're shared!


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Cake is delicious and comics are awesome: this exciting non-fiction graphic novel for kids combines both! Explore the history of desserts through a fun adventure with facts, legends, and recipes for readers to try at home. Have you ever wondered who first thought to freeze cream? Or when people began making sweet pastry shells to encase fruity fillings? Food sprite Peri Cake is delicious and comics are awesome: this exciting non-fiction graphic novel for kids combines both! Explore the history of desserts through a fun adventure with facts, legends, and recipes for readers to try at home. Have you ever wondered who first thought to freeze cream? Or when people began making sweet pastry shells to encase fruity fillings? Food sprite Peri is excited to show you the delicious history of sweets while taking you around the world and back! The team-up that made ice cream cones! The mistake that made brownies! Learn about and taste the true stories behind everyone's favorite treats, paired with fun and easy recipes to try at home. After all, sweets--and their stories--are always better when they're shared!

39 review for Yummy: A History of Desserts

  1. 4 out of 5

    Frank Chillura (OhYouRead)

    I really love books like Yummy. It mixes things so many kids love, desserts and comics, with historical facts. Victoria Grace Elliott has done the research to teach us when and where different sweet treats came from. Obviously some things are not exact or the truth has never been found and she lets us know that in fun and exciting ways… with the help of her food sprites. Before reading this, I always thought that Apple Pie was completely an American dessert, but it didn’t originate here at all. T I really love books like Yummy. It mixes things so many kids love, desserts and comics, with historical facts. Victoria Grace Elliott has done the research to teach us when and where different sweet treats came from. Obviously some things are not exact or the truth has never been found and she lets us know that in fun and exciting ways… with the help of her food sprites. Before reading this, I always thought that Apple Pie was completely an American dessert, but it didn’t originate here at all. That tradition was brought to the Americas when the British colonized. BUT!!!! Using Blackberries and Blueberries in their pies did originate here, because those fruits were found locally. So shouldn’t the saying be “As American as Blueberry Pie”??????? I didn’t realize reading a graphic novel could make me so hungry, but after finishing Yummy: A History of Desserts, all I can think of is stuffing my face full of sweets!!😂 Thank You to Random House Kids Graphic Novel for sending me a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Theediscerning

    The history of iced desserts and ice cream, cake through the ages, brownies and where they came from – all are in this brash and breezy non-fiction graphic novel. While a lot was known to me, the typical youngster, wondering how red velvet cake tastes so nice (clue – there's no velvet involved), will gain a lot from this, whether it be origin stories for some of their favourites or some fun recipes – and it still managed to teach me more than enough. Older readers won't care for the characters d The history of iced desserts and ice cream, cake through the ages, brownies and where they came from – all are in this brash and breezy non-fiction graphic novel. While a lot was known to me, the typical youngster, wondering how red velvet cake tastes so nice (clue – there's no velvet involved), will gain a lot from this, whether it be origin stories for some of their favourites or some fun recipes – and it still managed to teach me more than enough. Older readers won't care for the characters doing the presentation, cutesy girly kitchen sprites in eye-hurting coloured clothing and hair styles, and the structure of Story Time and a TV-styled interview section here and there will get in their way. This is targeted at the younger reader, mind, and the fact they will churn through such a pleasant home ec book of such a size just has to go down as something to be grateful for. And nun's farts are so under-discussed, I'm sure you'll agree. Only the rubbishy, woke "ooh, wasn't colonialism centuries ago that we can do jack shit about bad?!?"" contents prevent a full five stars.

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