What's so special about chocolate? It's just a tasty treat - isn't it? As a matter of fact there's far more to the humble chocolate bar, as this extraordinary book demonstrates. Describing the historical progress of the miraculous bean - from the Aztecs to Nestle - with a mixture of facts, speculation, personal recollections and recipes, Vivian French and illustrator Paul Howard take us on a wide-randing journey that gives us chocolate in all its glory.
Vivian French is a professional storyteller and an acclaimed children's author. She is the author of the Read and Wonder non-fiction books Caterpillar Butterfly (shortlisted for the Kurt Maschler Award) and Growing Frogs, as well as The Robe of Skulls (9780744583618) and the bestselling Tiara Club series. She lives in Edinburgh. Paul Howard is an illustrator whose books include The Bravest Ever Bear (9780744578645) by Allan Ahlberg, winner of a Blue Peter Book Award, Full, Full, Full of Love (9781844287826) by Trish Cooke and Grandma's Bears (9781844285617) by Gina Wilson. He lives in Belfast.