Sweet Tooth’s Atlas
Nearly all of us love sweets. There is a popular joke about chocolate – nine people out of ten love it and the tenth person is a liar. The map makers at Regio know this and have published the new, good-looking and amusing Sweet Tooth’s Atlas precisely because of it.
This time we have charted a large number of sweets and confections of different countries. Efforts have been put into identifying the definitive confections or sweets in each country that could best represent the area in a sweet manner.
A lover of sweets will learn where chewing gum was first chewed, when people learned to turn melted chocolate into glossy smooth chocolate bars, how surrealism and the sweet wrapper of Chupa Chups are connected, which sweet has been taken to court, which country has banned Kinder Eggs, where sweets of moss are eaten, and much more. Besides countries with a well-known culture of confectionery, Easter Island, Bangladesh and several African countries are represented.
Maps help sweet tooths keep track of which corner of the world one sweet or another emerged from and where people feast on them.
The Estonian Children’s Literature Centre gave its annual award for the Book of the Year 2014 to Regio’s Sweet Tooth’s Atlas!
Book of the Year award is given out since 2004. The prize is awarded to the book, which has an outstanding work of a writer and an artist. As for the Sweet Tooth’s Atlas – in addition to the fascinating text and amusing pictures, the jury has highlighted the new and fresh idea of the book, beautiful desing and also the fact that the book is an enjoyable reading for the whole family, regardless of the age of the reader.
The Book of the Year by Estonian Children’s Literature Centre is the most prestigious children’s literature award in Estonia. Sweet Tooth’s Atlas was chosen from among more than 600 new children’s books which were published in Estonia in 2014.