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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!show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 254 x 256 x 4mm | 158.76g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Picture Corgi
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • chiefly col. Illustrations
  • 055254874X
  • 9780552548748
  • 73,217

Review quote

"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" * * "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 * * "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 *show more

About Helen Cooper

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 more

Back cover copy

Inside this book you will find a recipe for trouble! Ingredients - No ripe pumpkins for the Pumpkin Soup! - One hungry Cat - One impatient Squirrel - One very difficult Duck Mix them together with a pipkin of salt and a pinch of pepper to get a scrumptious story about what happens when the Duck decides to be fussy about food. "A treat to read aloud" Guardian "Detailed and colourful illustrations you can lose yourself in" Mail on Sunday "Cooper's glorious colours and sharp humour might persuade fussy eaters to be more adventurous in future" Scotsman "A flavoursome brew with food for thought" Independentshow more

Review Text

"Exquisitely detailed and rich illustrations make this a joy to read"show more

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191 ratings
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4 41% (78)
3 23% (43)
2 5% (9)
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