Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup

By the Kate Greenaway Medalist

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

Title:Pumpkin Soup
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780374460310
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    Pumpkin Soup Reviews

  • Calista

    I want to own this book. As far as Fall books go, this is one of the best. The story is good, don't misunderstand. What is really outstanding is the artwork here. You know that warm glow when it's dar...

  • Sheri

    A delightful tale of friendship tested when the status quo is upset. The cute companions learn the rewards of compromise and working together. ...

  • Kathryn

    Helen Cooper is a Kate Greenaway Medalist and, after enjoying her lovely, lush and humorous illustrations in "Pumpkin Soup" I can see why! This is a fun story, perfect for autumn. Rather than having a...

  • Manybooks

    I just absolutely and simply adore author/illustrator Helen Cooper's delightful accompanying images (they are expressive, bright, and the fact that little Duck in many ways rather reminds me of Walt D...

  • Lisa Vegan

    Some of the illustrations were just precious (in a good way) and some I wanted to appreciate more than I did. They are unusual and wonderfully large. I think part of my issue was with the three animal...

  • GoldGato

    Being a bit of a rebel, I decided to read this very October-type book in the merry month of May...cuz that's how I roll. I keep librarians up at night. Lucky for me, the roll of the dice worked out, a...

  • Crystal Marcos

    I read Pumpkin Soup tonight. My Scholastic version did not have the pumpkin soup recipe! How disappointing. =( I love the illustrations! As a matter of fact, I had other books to read before this one ...

  • Ronyell

    “Pumpkin Soup” is a children’s book by Helen Cooper and it is about how three best friends (a duck, a cat, and a squirrel) all made pumpkin soup in harmony until the duck wanted to stir the soup...

  • Gator

    Pumpkin soup by Helen cooper, published 1998. The pictures are good and the story is cute. The theme is taking turns and caring about each other, all children can learn something from this short read ...

  • Dolly

    Though not specifically about Halloween, because this story is about Pumpkin soup and with the Autumn background and pumpkin patch full of pumpkins, Halloween is the perfect time of year to read the s...