Top positive review
great world-broadening narrative to use in instructing scientific method to children
Reviewed in the United States on April 7, 2020
I used this book in a classroom setting to help illustrate the scientific method to primary-grade children. (Using an illustrated picture book to illustrate a concept--how appropriate!) Anyway, the kids really enjoyed the evocative imagery and world-expanding narrative on the invention of "magic" instant ramen. It was an effective story for a lively read aloud, as well as for making a cross-curricular connection to science curriculum. And, yes, for students in the rural American Midwest, I then treated them to their very first Cup Noodles!