Sweetest Day

Today is the Sweetest Day! While we don’t have treats for you to eat, we do recommend Sweet! for you to read!

The Delicious Story of Candy

Written by Ann Love and Jane Drake
Illustrated by Claudia Dávila
ISBN 978-88776-962-7
Paperback | 64 Pages
Ages 9-12

Through time and across continents, stories of sweets and their inventors intrigue and entertain us. Learn about primal sweets — from honey, sweet milk, and nuts to sugar candy, chocolate, and “sweet” stories of success.

From cravings to the scoop on ice cream, Ann Love and Jane Drake present a comprehensive and irresistible story of candy through the ages, complemented by a detailed timeline and playful illustrations from artist Claudia Dávila.

  • Winner of the 2009 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award for Non-fiction
  • Short-listed for the 2009 Rocky Mountain Book Award

“…delightful. In fact, reading their new book is a little like dipping into a grab bag from the candy store: the experience is fun, varied, and relatively cheap, considering the pleasure it gives. The difference is that you can take in the whole book at a single sitting and feel the better for it. Underneath its whimsical exterior — the humorous cartoon illustrations, the fun bits of trivia — there’s a centre of solid research. The writing is clear and engaging…. This thoughtfully constructed book is a treat to read.” — Starred review, Quill & Quire

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