Monday, February 04, 2013

The Great American Cereal Book: How Breakfast Got Its Crunch by Marty Gitlin & Topher Ellis

What do Mr. T, The Ghostbusters, The Addams Family, Batman and WWF Superstars all have in common?  They were all cereals, which can be found in The Great American Cereal Book.  Filled with more than 200 colored pictures and great facts, this is a fun pop culture read for anyone who remembers the sweet, sugary cereal goodness they’ve enjoyed over the years. 
The author writes, “Many of us feel some sort of emotional attachment to particular cereals or have fond childhood memories of spooning them up while reading the back of a box at the kitchen table.  It was my remembrances and feelings about cereals that inspired me to write this book.”
You’ll find a number of interesting facts, such as manufacturer information, the year the cereal was launched, what the main ingredients were and memorable advertising phrases, like Mr. T’s famous revised catchphrase, “I pity the fool who don’t eat my cereal!” You’ll also find a lot of history in this book, for example after World War II and the baby boom happened, a huge increase in presweetened cereals, “the cereal boom” launched “after all, there were cupboards of new suburban homes to fill, sugar-crazed kids to please, and money to be made.”

Hey, parents! Looking for some quick and easy breakfast meal ideas when you want something other than cereal? Check out this title: Parents Quick & Easy Kid-Friendly Meals. The German pancakes with berries sure look mighty tasty!

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