Extra Cheese, Please

From a cow named Annabelle to pizza, this colorful book illustrates the fascinating process by which milk is processed into mozzarella cheese.

Interested in using this resource in your classroom? Check out the posters that go along with this book: Productive Resources, Goods & Services, Producers, Specialization.

Comprehension Questions

What are the natural resources in the story?

Land, sunshine, water, grass, etc.

What are the human resources in the story?

Examples are the farm family who cares for Annabelle, the milkman who delivers the milk from farm to cheese factory, and the workers who make the cheese at the cheese factory.

What are the capital resources in the story?

Farm buildings, milk bottle, weighing machine, milking machine, milk truck, all the equipment and machinery in the cheese factory, etc.

What are some of the skills the human resources must have to produce milk and cheese?

They must know how to raise and feed milk cows, how to operate the machinery in the cheese factory, and how to test milk for bacteria.

The whey that came from the production of cheese became a productive resource. Explain how.

The whey was used for fertilizer for growing corn and hay.

What is the final product (good) that results from the production?

Mozzarella cheese for Friday Night Pizza.

Author: Cris Peterson
Published: 1994
Accelerated Reader Level/Points: .5
Publisher: Boyd Mills Press