There's No Cream in Cream Soda: Facts and Folklore About Our Favorite Drinks (Hardcover)
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From soda to water to milk and juice, this refreshing follow-up to There's No Ham in Hamburgers is full of fun facts and origin stories of some of America’s most popular drinks.
People have been inventing drinks for thousands of years. Kinda weird when you consider that humans only need two liquids to survive—water and milk—and we don’t need milk once we can eat solid foods. So, why did humans, unlike other mammals, begin concocting new beverages? It likely started with safety—boiling water to make it safer to drink, and then adding in berries or leaves or roots to make it taste better. Sometimes, it was thought that enhancing drinks made them healthier (i.e. bubbly water restored vitality). Did you know that some of the most popular sodas were created by pharmacists? Americans spend approximately $150 billion on soft drinks, coffee, and tea each year. Why? This book offers some possible answers!
About the Author
Kim Zachman is a freelance writer and children's author. She's a co-founder and contributor to www.middlegrademojo.com. The mother of two adult children, she lives in Roswell, Georgia with her husband.
Peter Donnelly is an award-winning illustrator who is influenced by midcentury design, folk art, and vintage print. He lives and works in Ireland.
"A lively history of popular alternatives to plain tap water. A sugary spill of facts, fads, and popular fancies."—Kirkus Reviews
“This engaging title takes readers on a thirst-quenching journey through time, unraveling the stories and histories behind popular drinks. With few other books available on the topic and riveting writing that will keep kids reading, this book is a highly suggested purchase.”—School Library Journal