A kid’s version of Fast Food Nation, this book includes the ‘dark side’ of fast food. Not limited to the exploitation of child consumers, beef production, health risks, taste factories and the history of the hamburger. Many good stories about the people behind the people behind the counter (e.g. Ray Kroc) and the authors do a nice job of tying what they are talking about to a real live kid example as well as including interesting photos. Great if you need a kid-friendly excerpt for a food or health lesson or want to expose kids to non-fiction they will be interested in. One drawback to this book: by the time kids are independently interested in this stuff wouldn’t they rather read Fast Food Nation?
Three stars from Frog Kisser