Let's Pop, Pop, Popcorn!

Told through exuberant rhyme, a group of children shows the step-by-step process of how America's favorite snack comes about. Beginning with the planting of seeds, the cycle moves through the caretaking of the plant (watering and weeding), all the way to its harvest. Finally, it's time to shuck, then pop the kernels, and enjoy the finished product! Complete with back matter that includes scientific facts and activities, Let's Pop, Pop, Popcorn! offers a fun introduction to the process of creating popcorn.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 1
Dewey 635/.677
Lexile AD460L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level J
Language English
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Available Formats Hardcover (9781534110427), PDF (9781534178939), Hosted ebook (9781534179080)
Copyright 2021
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 10 x 10
Graphics Full-color illustrations

School Library Journal - Let's Pop, Pop, Popcorn

Popcorn is often one of life’s great mysteries when you are very young. This book helps kids understand where popcorn comes from and how it explodes into being, all the way from planting seeds to enjoying a bowlful. The rhyming text is short and harder words (e.g., pericarps) are featured in bold and explained, and are included in the back matter as well. The illustrations feature an inclusive group of young children learning to make popcorn. The drawings are colorful and usually include fun perspective shots of the children and the popcorn. This book also includes activities in the back. These activities include growing your own popcorn and creating your own “popcorn sheep.” The back matter also features a page that goes a little more in-depth scientifically on how popcorn is made, with photos of an actual kernel of popcorn in stages of ­popping. VERDICT A perfect book to expand nonfiction story times.

Midwest Book Reviews - Let's Pop, Pop, Popcorn

“A fun rhyme leads young picture book readers through the snack and its evolutionary process, adhering to STEM educational requirements as it moves through science and nature and adds hands-on activities kids can learn from.”

Publisher’s Weekly - Let’s Pop, Pop, Popcorn!

“…Schumerth and Uhles offer a lively introduction to the science behind a favorite munchable.”

Kirkus Reviews - Let’s Pop, Pop, Popcorn!

“A spirited rhyming ode to popcorn and the fun it brings to all… While each line of text rarely strays from seven or eight syllables, there is great synergy between words and pictures, making it hard to sit still while turning the pages.”

Let's Pop, Pop, Popcorn! - Coloring Pages

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Author: Cynthia Schumerth

Cynthia Schumerth, is an award-winning author, born and raised in De Pere, WI. She is still proud to call De Pere home, where her family planted over 1000 trees to grow their own forest. She lives with her husband, 15-year-old rescue dog Chance, and two grown children (when they come for a visit). Cynthia’s debut picture book, Let’s Pop, Pop, Popcorn won the National Horticultural Society’s Growing Good Kids Award, and the Maryland Blue Crab Young Readers Award. She is a Published and Listed (PAL) member of the Society of Children’s Writer’s and Illustrators. Find more out about Cynthia at https://www.cynthiaschumerth.com.

Illustrator: Mary Reaves Uhles

Mary Reaves Uhles has illustrated several children’s books, including The Little Kids’ Table, by Mary Ann McCabe Riehle; The Twelve Days of Christmas in Tennessee, by Alice Faye Duncan; and the poetry collection Kooky Crumbs, by Children’s Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis. Before illustrating books for children, Mary worked as an animator on projects for Warner Brothers and Fisher-Price Interactive. A graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design, Mary lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee. Find her online at maryuhles.com.

  • Beginning of Text
  • Let's Get Popping
  • Why Popcorn Pops
  • From Seed To Sprout: Science Activity
  • Just For Fun! Popcorn Sheep Art Project
Full-color illustrations