Rice, not bread, is the staple food for roughly half of the world's population. Most of the world's rice is grown in Asia, where rice-growing is often a family endeavor. Learn all about the unique process of rice growing, from flooding the paddies all the way until milling. Producing this ordinary-looking food is a lot more complicated than you think!
Kids are naturally curious about the world around them, and the books in The Living and Learning Encyclopedia series are the perfect way to answer their questions about everyday foods and materials. Each book teaches the history, science and technology behind the topic in the title in an unusually clear and engaging manner. In addition to the delightful illustrations, the book features a unique, fun-to-read style where the words themselves are pictures, too! Sure to be enjoyed by children and adults alike.