Let’s Pop Pop Popcorn!

Appearance Date: 11/6/2021

Written by Cynthia Schumerth; Illustrated by Mary Reaves Uhles. Told through exuberant rhyme, a group of children shows the step-by-step process of how America’s favorite snack comes about. Beginning with the planting of seeds, the cycle moves through the caretaking of the plant (watering and weeding), all the way to its harvest. Finally, it’s time to shuck, then pop the kernels, and enjoy the finished product! Complete with back matter that includes scientific facts and activities, Let’s Pop, Pop, Popcorn! offers a fun introduction to the process of creating popcorn.

Meet the Author

Mary Uhles
Mary Uhles

Mary Reaves Uhles has created illustrations for numerous books and magazines. Her picture books include Let’s Pop, Pop, Popcorn and A Tuba Christmas (Sleeping Bear Press) and The Twelve Days of Christmas in Tennessee (Sterling Children’s Books). She has also illustrated The Little Kid’s Table by Mary Ann McCabe Riehle; Kooky Crumbs by J. Patrick Lewis; and Beyond the Grave, Choose Your Own Adventure Series, by Dottie Enderle. Mary has received starred reviews from Kirkus and has twice been awarded the Grand Prize for Illustration from the SCBWI Midsouth Conference, and her piece, EAT was a finalist in the 2014 Bologna Book Fair Gallery. Prior to beginning her career as a freelance illustrator, Mary worked as an animator on projects for Warner Brothers and Fisher-Price Interactive. She lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee. Find her online at