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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 310L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Square Fish; Reprint edition (August 11, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0374460310
  • ISBN-13: 978-0374460310
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 10.2 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #160,238 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

This enchanting story explores the ups and downs of close-knit camaraderie. Beginning with a peek through a window where Cat, Squirrel and Duck are making music together, Cooper (The Boy Who Wouldn't Go to Bed) invites youngsters into their cozy pumpkin-shaped home. There's a rhythm to their lives: each has his own instrument to play and his own duties when it comes to cooking their famous pumpkin soup ("the best you ever tasted"). But one day, Duck decides to be the stirrer instead of the salt pourer, and an all-out battle ensues. Here the warm golden glow that has permeated their dwelling turns an angry orange-red with paws, wings and "@#$!"s flying. After Duck waddles off in a huff, the remaining pair heads out to hunt for himAto no avail. In a charming time-lapse sequence, vignettes of Cat and Squirrel moping on the steps of their house form an arc along the side of a spread ("So they waited.../ All that long afternoon..."). Mimicking grade-schoolers everywhere, Cat and Squirrel next decide to carry on with the cooking, adopting a we'll-show-him attitude. Of course the soup is too salty and the repentant pals begin to imagine scary scenarios of where Duck might be. But Duck does return, to a warm welcomeAuntil he suggests a turn on Cat's bagpipes. Thanks to Cooper's uncanny ability to capture the dynamics of friendship, children will be able to laugh at this trio (and themselves) and recognize that true friendship can weather most any storm. Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 2—Three friends—a squirrel, a cat, and a duck—live happily together in the forest. They make the most delicious pumpkin soup in the world, and each has a specific job in preparing and cooking the soup. Cat slices the pumpkin, Squirrel stirs in the water, and Duck tips in just the right amount of salt. But what happens when Duck decides it would be fun to change jobs? Kathleen McInerney reads Helen Cooper's warm and expressive text (Farrar, Straus, 1999), giving each character a unique voice. No page turn signals are included. Occasional background music and sound effects enhance the production. This would make a good listening center and fit in nicely with autumn storytelling.—Teresa Bateman, Brigadoon Elementary School, Federal Way, WA
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The illustrations are beautiful.
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As a children's librarian I often read this book aloud to "my kids" and it was a hit every single time.
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It's fastly becoming my child's favorite book.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Tsila Sofer Elguez on July 8, 2003
Format: Hardcover
There is something so warm, satisfying and homey about this book. The three animals live happily together in their warm and cozy house eating their regular supper of pumpkin soup. Each member of this little family has his own role in the soup making process; however, happiness cannot last forever and one morning the duck decides he wants to trade parts! HE wants to be the one stirring the soup... This wish causes chaos in the little house and the duck decides to leave....
I am sure you can guess the ending, but nevertheless this is a rich, beautiful and lovable story which has several surprises along the way.
The paintings are beautiful and colorful (I especially love the pumpkin garden) and my son always ends the reading with his wish "please make me a pumpkin soup"...
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By AnnFes on September 29, 2005
Format: Paperback
As a children's librarian I often read this book aloud to "my kids" and it was a hit every single time. It's all about cooperation and learning to accept your friends despite all their faults and foibles. I heartily recommend it for one of those chilly fall days--serve soup and crackers as a snack.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mathew A. Shember VINE VOICE on October 14, 2005
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Grandmum was a children's librarian and always finds the great books for my daughter.

This is a sweet little book that has become my daughters favorite(she is 4). She found it funny that a cat, a squirrel and a duck would live together, play music, and make soup.

Each has a part to their events as each plays a certain instrument, and each has a certain part to the making of the soup.

Chaos happens when the duck decides he wants to try something different.

It of course has a happy ending.

The art is very good as my daughter likes looking at it.

A good book for bed time reading!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By S. Bolduc on October 18, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I highly recommend this book. The illustrations are outstanding. My three year old loves it. The story is engaging and sweet. It is one of our favorite bedtime books. It is a rare treat to find a book that has great illustrations and a great story to go along with them.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By RICHARD CAVADA on June 3, 2000
Format: Hardcover
What a lovely book. My friend's little girl,who is 3, just loves this book. Her mum raves that she can't go to sleep without hearing it. They gave it to my 2 year old as a birthday gift. The illustrations are beautiful and the story is charming. It's fastly becoming my child's favorite book. It must be...I read it to him at least 3 times a day. Enjoy! I'm going to buy more of her books.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By H. Sapiens on June 24, 2008
Format: Paperback
I did not know the extent to which my daughter would come to love this book when I purchased it. Had I known, I would have found a hardcover edition. Let me just say, this is the first book that my almost 4 year old memorized (word for word). This is the first book that my 9 year old will go to when he wants to read to her (e.g. he wants to read it and needs an excuse).

It is a warm tale about friendship, sharing, and overcoming conflict/compromise. It handles conflict naturally (e.g. real characters that really argue and act just like my kids). Real characters with real feelings and vivid imaginations portrayed with flawless, humorous illustrations (we especially love when Squirrel and Cat envision Duck's new shop). The colors of the artwork are warm and orange - just like pumpkin soup. You feel like you are peering in on their lives (like the two little bugs that appear on every page). Most importantly, this book does not come off preachy - so I think it rings true with children. In fact, my daughter uses this book to relate sharing issues - all I need to say is "remember how Duck wanted to use Squirrel's special spoon?" and she gets it - instantly.

And - for some odd reason - my children are now fascinated with pumpkins and want to cook. We have made pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, pumpkin ravioli... and.... Pumpkin soup - The Best You Ever Tasted!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By G. Collector on June 7, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This book is a must for any child. Our daughter is 2 years of age and endless flips throughthe pages pointing out her favorite animals. What makes this book so great is that a child up to 8-10 will love it as well. It's become a cornerstone ofthe nightly bedtime ritual.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By T. C. Mathias on September 10, 2005
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A delightful and whimsical story of a cat, squirrel and duck who live together in harmony until the duck wants a turn at a new job. Great story about sharing and not taking friends for granted. Illustrations are imaginative, wonderful. Our boys love this book.
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