No Monkeys, No Chocolate

No Monkeys No Chocolate Everyone loves chocolate right But how many people actually know where chocolate comes from How it s made Or that monkeys do their part to help this delicious sweet exist This delectable dessert come

  • Title: No Monkeys, No Chocolate
  • Author: Melissa Stewart Allen Young Nicole Wong
  • ISBN: 9781580892872
  • Page: 187
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Everyone loves chocolate, right But how many people actually know where chocolate comes from How it s made Or that monkeys do their part to help this delicious sweet exist This delectable dessert comes from cocoa beans, which grow on cocoa trees in tropical rain forests But those trees couldn t survive without the help of a menagerie of rain forest critters a pollen sEveryone loves chocolate, right But how many people actually know where chocolate comes from How it s made Or that monkeys do their part to help this delicious sweet exist This delectable dessert comes from cocoa beans, which grow on cocoa trees in tropical rain forests But those trees couldn t survive without the help of a menagerie of rain forest critters a pollen sucking midge, an aphid munching anole lizard, brain eating coffin fly maggots they all pitch in to help the cocoa tree survive A secondary layer of text delves deeper into statements such as Cocoa flowers can t bloom without cocoa leaves and maggots, explaining the interdependence of the plants and animals in the tropical rain forests Two wise cracking bookworms appear on every page, adding humor and further commentary, making this book accessible to readers of different ages and reading levels.Back matter includes information about cocoa farming and rain forest preservation, as well as an author s note.

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    1. Who knew the chocolate that is massively produced and consumed all over the world comes from a cocoa-tree that’s very existence is hinged on a fragile web of mutualistic relationships between coffin flies, midges, lizards, fungi, and monkeys? Chocolate lovers may want to reconsider chocolate as their drug of choice. If the coffin fly is unable to keep the leaf-cutter ant at bay the coco-plant is doomed! Endangered monkeys and midges are necessary for the reproduction and pollination of these s [...]

    2. This title definitely captures the reader’s attention with the word “chocolate,” and then holds it with an layered approach explaining how midges, flies, lizards and monkeys all are important to the continued survival of the cocoa tree.   The story starts with a birthday party with an amazing amount of chocolate desserts, which draws children in.  Then we’re off to the tropics to find out where and how chocolate is grown. Once we see the cocoa beans drying in the sun, it is time to fi [...]

    3. Using a circle story format readers are able to see how vital each part of the delicate balance in our ecosystems truly is. No Monkeys, No Chocolate by Melissa Stewart and Allen Young with illustrations by Nicole Wong is a work of nonfiction rising above other titles for its authenticity in text and pictures. Even after several readings I found myself actively engaged each time, looking for added items in the visuals and marveling at the knowledge I was gleaning from the writing.My full review: [...]

    4. This non-fiction picture book is an excellent example of the interdependence of so many different things in the ecosystem that is necessary for the cocoa trees to grow and produce the chocolate that we all love so much! From the coffin flies who lay their eggs in the heads of the leaf cutter ants to the monkeys who spit the cocoa seeds on the ground, each part is equally essential to a world full of chocolate. A fun read aloud. Recommended for all ages.

    5. This book was a very entertaining and fast read. I thought it was interesting how the logic and research was presented in fun and very fun way.

    6. A close-up look at the favorite sweet treat of chocolate, this nonfiction picture book explains exactly what it takes to get chocolate. The book quickly moves to the tropical rain forests of Central and South America and the cocoa beans that grow there and how they are treated to get cocoa powder from them. The book then moves to explaining cocoa pods, cocoa flowers, and cocoa leaves, but animals quickly come into the process from the midges that pollinate the cocoa flowers as they lay their egg [...]

    7. There's a big process behind the main ingredient in your favorite candy bar: chocolate. In this book readers learnabout the origins of cocoa beans and the many creatures who are essential to the production of them. Monkeys appear near the end of the book and play one of the most important roles which allows cocoa trees to grow in places they hadn't before. This book is full of great information and the ink and watercolor illustrations support the text well, clearly showcasing the main facts. Her [...]

    8. No Monkeys, No Chocolate by Melissa Stewart and Allen Young, illustrated by Nicole Wong – how fantastic is this non-fiction picture book? One thing I loved as a child was reading the Cricket magazine with the little insects who dropped in during articles with little comments and conversations in addition to a little comic strip which occurred and continued throughout multiple magazines. I was reminded about this when I read No Monkeys, No Chocolate because there are little book worms who are c [...]

    9. Who doesn’t love monkeys? And who doesn’t love chocolate? The title alone is enough to draw readers in, and to discover the fascinating interconnectedness of nature that does indeed link monkeys and chocolate. This multi-layered book begs for repeat readings. First, to enjoy the building-block main text. Then back again, to read the in-depth text that explains the fragile balances in the rain forest habitat that produce cocoa beans. (Gross-out loving kids will love some of these details – [...]

    10. NO MONKEYS, NO CHOCOLATE Making children aware of what it takes to make our planet "run" is one of the most vital aspects of their education. Truth is---many adults need the same education. This book serves as a superb tool in doing just that.Beginning with several examples of things made with chocolate--the results of what can come from cocoa beans--the reader is taken on a detailed journey through the life cycle of a cocoa tree. As it is with the life cycle of any living thing on our planet (a [...]

    11. Melissa Stewart has written many engaging science books for young readers. With No Monkeys, No Chocolate, she has shed new light on the cultivation of cocoa trees in the world’s diminishing rain forests. She worked with Allen Young, “the world’s leading expert on cocoa tree pollination and growth” to create a colorful picture book with solid information provided in an accessible way yet leavened with humor provided by some “bookworm commentators” who have fun with word play. The book [...]

    12. "You can't make chocolate with cocoa beans" and "Cocoa beans can't develop without cocoa pods" and "Cocoa pods can't form with cocoa flowers." This modern day House-That-Jack-Built text helps explain the interdependency of all things. Flowers, leaves, fungi and monkeys all make chocolate. I can see multiple uses for this book: as an illustration study, adding humor (the dialoguing bookworms), structure of information text, author's note, and "what you can do to help" section.

    13. Melissa Stewart's mastery of picture book non-fiction is undisputed, but this particular title stands out for its excellence and capacity to inform, explain, amuse, and extend understanding of a familiar but complex item- CHOCOLATE!The commentating, questioning, curious page-peeking critters in each lower right corner are a priceless addition, and the science writing is superbly interesting, accessible, and accurate.A wonderful selection for mentor writing and for content area reading.

    14. This nonfiction picture book does a nice job of illuminating the relationships between a product we use very often - chocolate - and all the parts of the ecosystem that need to be in place in order to produce chocolate. Cocoa trees grow best in the rainforest where insects, lizards, fungi, and monkeys all do their parts to protect, nurture, and spread the seeds of the trees. This would be a great book for units on ecosystems!

    15. This book clearly describes the interdependence of the many rainforest species that involve the cocoa tree. A pair of worms on the corner of each page provide humorous comments that feel a lot like a 'think aloud.' Students in grades 3 - 5 will enjoy this picture book when used as a teaching tool in science class.

    16. Wow.Science writing for children at its best. Stewart traces our chocolate from cocoa beans to the tree and back, and along the way introduces us to both beneficial and harmful plants and animals. The tiny "bookworms" commenting at the bottom corner of each page add to the fun. This would be great for classroom use--and don't forget the chocolate snack to go along with the lesson. :D

    17. This book is a great way to show children how everything on Earth is interconnected. I learned a ton. The pictures are terrific and there are two funny little worms in the corner of each page who make comments and observations. Kids will love this book.

    18. mmmmmm . . . . who loves chocolate? did you know that midges, lizards, fungi, and monkeys all play a role in the development of those cocoa beans that we get chocolate from?A wonderful way to convey the interdependence of life and how a whole ecosystem works together.

    19. You really should visit Melissa Stewarts website to appreciate how wonderful this book really is. Do you want to see why we need monkeys in order to have chocolate? I did, so I read this terrific nonfiction book. Learned a lot and giggled too. Check it out! It's a GOOD read!

    20. Another great non-fiction book by Melissa Stewart with just enough humor (the bookworms) and yuck factor (maggots) to engage students. Use this for teaching cause and effect, as well as for note-taking with older elementary students.

    21. Perfect choice for a plant unit using Common Core standards. Readers will love the gorgeous ink and watercolor illustrations especially the little worm characters on the corner of each double spread making funny comments, to reinforce understanding of the complex ideas in the text.

    22. Great look into how we get chocolate. I was with the bookworms though wondering when we would get to the monkeys so I applaud the suspense.

    23. Great look at the cycle of dependence in the rain forest flora and fauna, but the real stars are the comic "bookworms" who add commentary to each two-page spread.

    24. Melissa Stewart had done it again. She has taken a nonfiction subject and made it fun to read about. Plus her use of the bookworms on each page adds humor. Great book!

    25. This is a great book to tie in to rain forests but also for plant cycles. A few parts were really gross like eating anti brains, but third through fifth grades will probably enjoy it.

    26. This fun nonfiction picture book takes a look at the ecosystem needed to grow cocoa beans (so chocolate can be made). I loved the commenting bookworms!

    27. The whole sordid, fascinating story behind how we get chocolate, including brain-eating maggots and spitting monkeys with ongoing commentary from two bookworms.

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