Bugs for breakfast : how eating insects could help save the planet
by Boone, Mary, 1963-
|Format:||Print Book 2022|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies|
Most North Americans would rather squish a bug than eat it. But mopane worms are a tasty snack in Zimbabwe, baby bees are eaten right out of the can in Japan, and grasshopper tacos are popular in Mexico. More than one-fourth of the world's population eats insects--a practice called entomophagy. Bugs for Breakfast helps middle-grade readers understand the role insects fill in feeding people around the world. Readers will be introduced to the insect specialties and traditions around the globe. They'll discover how nutritious bugs can be and why dining on insects is more environmentally friendly than eating traditional protein sources. Kids will see how making small changes in their own diets could help ensure no one goes hungry. It even includes 13 insect recipes! No doubt about it: teachers, librarians, and parents are hungry for books that entice young readers to be active participants in science. Bugs for Breakfast may not completely remove the yuck-factor from the notion of eating bugs, but it will open young readers' minds to what is happening in the world around them.
ContentsWhen grub really is a grub
Crickets, bees, and ants, oh my
A different kind of farming
Powered by bugs
Burping, farting cows
What's slowing the bug trend?
I swallowed a what?
Pass the bugs, please
They're not just for humans
DIY cricket farming
Can insects fix food supply problems?
Your questions answered
Will my bug diet really make a difference?
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
-- Juvenile literature.
Edible insects -- Juvenile literature.
|Publisher|| Chicago, Illinois :Chicago Review Press,2022
120 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.