Pumpkin Soup (Book & CD Set)

Pumpkin Soup (Book & CD Set)

Multimedia Set(First Edition, Unabridged)

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By the Kate Greenaway Medalist

Deep in the woods in an old white cabin, three friends make their pumpkin soup the same way every day. The Cat slices up the pumpkin, the Squirrel stirs in the water, and the Duck tips in just enough salt. But one day the Duck wants to stir instead, and then there is a horrible squabble, and he leaves the cabin in a huff. It isn't long before the Cat and the Squirrel start to worry about him and begin a search for their friend. Rendered in pictures richly evoking autumn, Helen Cooper's delightful story will resonate for an child who has known the difficulties that come with friendship. Included at the end is a recipe for delicious pumpkin soup.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781427207401
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Publication date: 08/04/2009
Edition description: First Edition, Unabridged
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 761,666
Product dimensions: 10.60(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: AD610L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Helen Cooper has written and illustrated many books for children. She lives in Oxford, England.

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Pumpkin Soup (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Tangraya on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
`Pumpkin Soup¿ by Helen Cooper tells the story of Cat, Squrriel and Duck. They all have their share of work to make pumpkin soup together until one day when Duck decides he wants to stir the soup instead of measuring the salt. Cat and Squirrel don¿t like this so Duck leaves in huff. He is gone for the whole day, leaving Cat and Squrriel to wonder what horrible things are happening to Duck alone in the forest. In the end, Duck returns home and the animals discover that maybe switching things up every once in awhile isn¿t such a bad thing, especially if it helps out a friend.The story itself is very cute and while it sounds a little cliché and diaditic, it doesn¿t seem that way when you are reading. The characters are interesting and for a short picture book, they have a lot of personality. The illustrations in `Pumpkin Soup¿ won the Kate Greenaway Award for Children¿s Illustrations and it¿s easy to see why. The paintings are very soft and muted but Cooper uses a lot of oranges and reds in the pictures so they feel very warm. Cat, Squrriel and Duck look so soft that you just want to reach through the page and pet them and their expressions and attitudes are very realistic. I quite enjoyed the extra effort Cooper put in the illustrations with a little ladybug and junebug appearing on every page, like the mouse in the Mercer Mayer books and each illustrations compliments and adds to the text. A very good book to read to your little ones, especially on a cold fall day.
Tiffany_Hanson More than 1 year ago
My 4 year old daughter just loves this book and she makes me read it just about every night since we got it.
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This book was purchased as a gift for a 4 year old boy who asked his parents to read it to him more than once. It was a good buy.
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jerryt175 More than 1 year ago
Highly recommend this book for children 3-5, cute story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recommend reading this story to young children. This book fostures the imagination. It is a great book to discuss getting along with others. Also, the characters are warm and caring. The illustrations are vivid.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my 2 year old and he absolutly loves it! It is a very cute book and it keeps my son's attention which is very difficult to do at times. I still have to read this to him ever night before he goes to bed even a month after halloween.
Cheryl_Abby More than 1 year ago
Reminds me of Stone Soup, from when was a child. I really like the illustrations, they go good with the story. The story keeps my daughter involved into reading.
Nickolet More than 1 year ago
Beautifully illustrated and the story had a wonderful & interesting plot that kept my son's attention. This book will be a part of our Fall traditions for years to come!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Our family loves this book. We read it lots before bed and it reminds us everyone deserves a chance to try new things, we must share what's important to us with those who are important to us and it instills empathy with young readers who worry if Duck will ever come home! Our 2 year old is always a bit 'scared' when Squirrel and Cat worry Duck will encounter Wolves, Fox, Bear or Witches! Our five year old always delights in knowing Duck will be messy in comparison to Squirrel in stirring the soup. Everyone finds it interesting when Squirrel, Cat and Duck are fighting again even after what they have been through. Lovely book, highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It doesn't get any better than this: Simply amazing artwork for a beautifully told story about how hard it is to take turns and how love and friendship will prevail. And the perfect finish of this literary feast is a recipe for pumpkin soup, easy enough to prepare with your little ones. 'Pumpkin Soup' is the best you ever tasted. Enjoy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My two four year olds love this book. We have read it over and over. It's the kind of book that even grown-ups enjoy. A lesson about sharing combined with beautiful illustrations and subtle humor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great story about friendship, getting along with others and sharing. It tells the tale with a sense of humor and feelings that everyone will relate to. The illustrations are beautiful.