This week, Random House Graphic releases Yummy: A History of Desserts, a new all-ages graphic novel from cartoonist Victoria Grace Elliott. The graphic novel explores the origins of seven of the world’s most popular sweet treats, from cake to cookies to donuts. Today The Beat is pleased to present an exclusive look at an excerpt from Yummy, which introduces readers to their guide through the book, a sprite named Peri.
Here’s how Random House Graphic describes Yummy: A History of Desserts:
Cake is delicious and comics are awesome: this exciting non-fiction graphic novel for kids combines both! Explore the history of desserts through a fun adventure with facts, legends, and recipes for readers to try at home.
Have you ever wondered who first thought to freeze cream? Or when people began making sweet pastry shells to encase fruity fillings? Food sprite Peri is excited to show you the delicious history of sweets while taking you around the world and back!
The team-up that made ice cream cones!
The mistake that made brownies!
Learn about and taste the true stories behind everyone’s favorite treats, paired with fun and easy recipes to try at home. After all, sweets—and their stories—are always better when they’re shared!
Yummy: A History of Desserts is the first graphic novel for Victoria Grace Elliott, whose previous work includes the webcomic balderdash! or, a tale of two witches. Elliott is already at work on the sequel to A History of Desserts, titled Yummy: A History of Tasty Experiments. If this first book is any indication, it should be an entertaining, informative, and mouthwatering read.
Check out the exclusive six-page preview of Yummy: A History of Desserts below. The 240-page hardcover graphic novel arrives in bookstores today, Tuesday, November 30th, and in comic shops on Wednesday, December 1st.