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Paperback Pumpkin Soup

By (author) Helen Cooper

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  • Publisher: Picture Corgi
  • Format: Paperback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 254mm x 256mm x 4mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 4 October 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 055254874X
  • ISBN 13: 9780552548748
  • Illustrations note: chiefly col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 40,314

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Every day, Cat, Squirrel and Duck make pumpkin soup - the best you've ever tasted. But one day, disaster strikes - there's not a single ripe pumpkin to be found! So, they make fish soup, mushroom soup and beetroot soup, but will the new soups be as delicious as their favourite? Duck doesn't think so - in fact he won't even try them! Poor Duck gets hungrier and hungrier and grumpier and grumpier, until at last Cat comes up with a soup that might just be ...delicious!

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HELEN COOPER is the only illustrator ever to win the highly prestigious Kate Greenaway Award for two consecutive books: THE BABY WHO WOULDN'T GO TO BED, 1996 and PUMPKIN SOUP, 1998. She has had several other successful titles published by Doubleday including LITTLE MONSTER DID IT! and THE BEAR UNDER THE STAIRS, which won the Smarties Young Judges' Award in 1994. Both are now perennial favourites in nurseries, schools, libraries and bookshops. Helen is married to author-illustrator Ted Dewan. They have one daughter and live in Oxford.

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"As always, Cooper presents a blend of glorious colour and an imaginative text with lots of long, interesting words and repetition ... Highly recommended" The School Librarian "Lose yourself in the illustration, laugh out loud at the antics of the friends, learn some important lessons and create a beautifully pink soup, but most of all enjoy this wonderful story book" writeaway.org.uk "Superbly detailed, richly coloured illustrations and a dash of humour - are as delicious as ever (there's even a recipe for the delicious beetroot soup Duck missed out on). It's well worth sampling the delights of this picture book and if you've not yet tasted the others - Pumpkin Soup and A Pipkin of Pepper - try them too" -- Jill Bennett www.wordpool.co.uk "Exquisitely detailed and rich illustrations make this a joy to read" Child Education "A heart-warming children's fable for fussy eaters and their exasperated parents ... Delicious is an enchanting book full of detailed, colourful illustration and humour" -- Beth Wicks Organic Life

Editorial reviews

Cat, Duck and Squirrel from Pumpkin Soup (1999) and A Pipkin of Pepper (2005), return in another culinary adventure. Without a ripe pumpkin in their garden to make soup, they try recipes for Fish Soup, Mushroom Soup and Beet Soup, but when Duck sniffs each one, he howls, "YUCK! All I want is Pumpkin Soup . . . and that's not orange!" While the other two are taking a bath, Cat has a plan; he peels, chops and slices zucchini, tomatoes, carrots and corn and plops them into the cooking pot. When Duck peers into the pot, he says, "That looks like Pumpkin Soup." He sips and quacks, "This isn't Pumpkin Soup . . . but it's the best soup I ever tasted. Let's eat the whole pot!" Entertaining detailed illustrations, interesting page composition with sidebars of charming insects commenting on the action and rhyming phrases maintain the playfulness of characters and the childlike behavior. Preschoolers will enjoy the story while subtly ingesting the message of trying new foods. Recipe for Pink Soup included. (Picture book. 4-8) (Kirkus Reviews)