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Soup Day (Christy Ottaviano Books) Hardcover – September 28, 2010
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Top Customer Reviews
I love this book from top to bottom. Each page is colorful, and fun to just look at. The story takes us through a day of making soup. From shopping to chopping and enjoying it.
I love that this book teaches kids about eating healthy and how to pick out the healthy foods. Another great point of this book is it helps with counting and shapes. I also enjoy the fact that the child and mom are spending the day together. I feel in this day and age we forget to spend time with our kids and this book not only shows it but shows the family spending time together being healthy.
At the end of the book is the recipe of the soup made in the book. And ti sounds mmmmmm so good.
This book seems to think of everything, I love that the corners are rounded making it friendly for your little one to handle and not worry about them poking themselves. WOW.
I recommend this book to all families. Encourages healthy family time and includes leaning aspects.
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There are very subtle and non-preachy skill builders at work here. Contained within the text are gems like learning to choose the freshest and brightly colored veggies, counting, shapes and colors, using a plastic knife with Mom to safely cut soft things like mushrooms to "help" cook, the different types of pasta (great vocabulary!), and even suggestions for Mom on things to play while the soup cooks - all of this is done in simple text and without the saccharine sweetness or teachy voice that can turn things sour while reading out loud to children. The story is simple, engaging, and perfect for the younger set. I would read this book to children from ages 2-6, though older siblings would certainly enjoy helping to prepare the soup recipe at the end.
For those of us of a Waldorf/Montessori turn of mind, I can safely say, this book would be a good fit. The home life skills and ideas would not be out of place and many Waldorf kindergartens have a soup day of their own. The pages are also sturdy for little hands.
I like it, too. The story is short and engaging, and the illustrations are simple and interesting.
And it's great that there's a recipe at the end of the book, because after reading the story, you'll want to try the soup!
This book is a great find for younger children. Kids will be drawn in by the pictures and will think it's fun to see the pictures of the foods that are being added as well as to hear them pronounced (vegetables, spices, various kinds of pasta). In a very subtle way, it builds extra vocabulary for the younger kiddos. It will also help that there may be prior knowledge about certain parts of the book - a young child would possibly be able to relate to seeing a parent cooking, playing with a parent, and having to put things away.
This is the perfect read for a parent and child to bond together, and there is even a recipe for Snowy Day Vegetable Soup at the back of the book if the kids are interested in actually cooking with a parent.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My kids love reading this book. And it taught them how to make soup, which was great!Published 7 months ago by Kaden
This book is a comfort to read. It takes an every day activity like making soup and enriches it with family warmth and sharing. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Theresa E
This is a wonderful story for the age group listed... 2-5 is perfect. I bought this for my 5 year old and she loved it. Read morePublished 11 months ago by V. Schucht
One of the best books we own. I love all the details in the book from the types of vegetables they buy, the shapes they are cut into and all the varieties of noodles. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jaclyn Sprague
The children in my preschool classroom loved this story. Told from the perspective of a child assisting her mother with preparing a meal. We used the recipe to make our own soup. Read morePublished on February 28, 2014 by Glenna Jakush
This is a fun and inspirational book for any child from ages of about 3 to 10 or more. Great directions and pictures for introducing cooking to a child.Published on February 20, 2014 by firstname.lastname@example.org
My daughter loves this book - it teaches shapes but also teaches you how to cook a soup. We actually made it and it was a great way to include her in the process and have her eat... Read morePublished on February 10, 2014 by E. Krumova