Archives for November 2017

Pumpkin Soup

This is a sweet book about a family, a friendship and a favorite soup – not too salty…just right!  With a recipe in the back of the book, Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper fits perfectly into this month’s theme.   Read and enjoy with your child(ren) and then make some soup, while sharing together about what makes a good friend.

(resources at the end of this post)

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By the Kate Greenaway Medalist, Helen Cooper

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 any child who has known the difficulties that come with friendship. Included at the end is a recipe for delicious pumpkin soup.                        Amazon Review

Teaching resource for this sweet book.

Sensory activities for this book.

Pumpkin Soup Recipe inspired by the book