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Pumpkin Soup: A Picture Book Paperback – August 11, 2005
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"Rebound" by Kwame Alexander
Don't miss best-selling author Kwame Alexander's "Rebound," a new companion novel to his Newbery Award-winner, "The Crossover," illustrated with striking graphic novel panels. Learn more
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- Format: Paperback
- Publication Date: 9/6/2005
- Pages: 32
- Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
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The illustrations themselves are enough to make this book stand out, so discovering the deliciousness of Cooper's text further solidified this on my list of favorites. After all, this is about "Pumpkin Soup. The best you ever tasted." It is made by these three adorable creatures whose individual tasks are meticulously divided between themselves. All goes smoothly, until Duck decides to break the mold. He thinks stirring the soup would be more interesting than adding his pipkin of salt. It seems a simple enough change, yet leads to quite the kerfuffle!
This story is so creatively crafted in both text and illustration that there's abundant enjoyment to be found even on a superficial level. There is a deeper message, however, that is just as beautiful. Though Duck's curious and adventuresome spirit can grate on his friends' resistance to change, each discovers the value of their friendship and their need to look outside themselves in order to maintain it. Don't we all need that reminder at times?
In the end, Duck lives his dream of stirring the soup and even though it is the messiest soup ever made in that quaint home, his friends do not breathe a word of disagreement. All peace is restored . . . until Duck decides that playing bagpipes would be more interesting than singing!
Recommended for ages three to eight.
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!