Sunday, January 22, 2006

Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper

Pumpkin Soup
By Helen Cooper
Topics: soup, cookery, friendship, cooperation
ISBN: 0-374-36164-9

Cat, Squirrel, and Duck live together in a cabin deep in the woods. There they make the best pumpkin soup you ever tasted. Each friend has his own specific role in the soup preparation. They cook together, play music together, sleep together and live in harmony. Until, Duck gets Squirrel’s soup spoon and announces “Today it’s my turn to stir the soup.” Squirrel and Cat are furious and there’s a “horrible squabble” and Duck decides to leave. “You’ll be back” the Cat yells “after we’ve cleaned up.”. But, Duck doesn’t come back and Cat and Squirrel are left to consider how much they miss their dear friend (who eventually does return to stir the soup and create a big mess).

A wonderful story about friendship and cooperation, children and adults will love the warm, cozy illustrations. A great read aloud story.

Helen Cooper has won two Kate Greenaway Medals for Pumpkin Soup and The Boy Who Wouldn’t Go to Bed. She has written a sequel to Pumpkin Soup called A Pipkin of Pepper.

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Blogger Paul said...

Looks cute. My kids love stories about animals. We have animals on our "Freaks of Nature" blog.

2:04 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

I checked out your site - my kids will love the animal photos!

This sounds like a great book for you - the illustrations are rich, the animals have strong personalities, and the soup they're cooking is vegetarian.

9:35 AM  

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