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Monkey Soup based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
When a little girl's father becomes sick one day, her mother makes him soup. Wanting to help, as well, the little girl decides to make her own batch of soup for her father. She takes a basket, and adds band-aids, a monkey, balloons, crayons, her blanket, bubbles, and more. After her father accepts her soup, and says he feels much better, he sneezes very strongly, and the contents of the soup scatter around the room. Louis Sachar's story is a short one, but readers can see the love and care that the girl puts into her soup. She has a reason for each ingredient, such as, "When Daddy is sick, his face turns pale. He needs more color in his face. So I put crayons in the soup too." Children will likely enjoy the story told from the girl's perspective. Also, Cat Bowman Smith's cartoon drawings add a whimsical feel to the story. The young girl is the central character, and she is drawn in bright colors, often moving about. The pages behind her are white, and there is a lot of white space on each page. Therefore, the readers' eyes are instantly drawn to her, and what she is up to. Young readers might recognize that the soup ingredients are silly, which makes for a read that is all the more fun.
this book is so good i couldn't put it down, it was soooo funny too