Pumpkin Soup (Book & CD Set)

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 2009-08-04
  • Publisher: Macmillan Young Listeners
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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.

Author Biography

Helen Cooper has written and illustrated many books for children. She lives in Oxford, England.

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"Kathleen McInerney reads Helen Cooper's warm and expressive text (Farrar, Straus, 1999), giving each character a unique voice...This would make a good listening center and fit in nicely with autumn storytelling." - School Library Journal
"This book and CD set is a nice gift to give this season." –
"Kathleen McInerney's narration is colorful, the music is lively and both add just the right touch to a little story of friends who fall out and then find a way to make it up." - Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Platinum Award Winner
"[Kathleen McInerney] voices Duck's discontent with a whine; Cat's despair over the missing friend with tears; and Squirrel's fear of searching in the wood with diminutive squeaks. The musical accompaniment complements the action. Pore over the lush illustrations while listening!" - AudioFile
"Housemates Squirrel, Cat and Duck team up for activities . . . until Duck wants to be Head Cook and stir the soup. The trio spats and Duck waddles off in a huff . . . Coziness returns when they . . . learn to share . . . Readers will linger over each page, savoring the delicious illustrations." --Starred, School Library Journal

“This is such a cute story about three friends: Cat, Squirrel, and Duck. My kids loved this story. What made it even better was the fact that this story came with a CD so my children could ‘read’ it over and over again.” – The Suburban Jungle

“The audio of Pumpkin Soup did not disappoint. Its lively background music had my kids dancing around the living room. Kathleen McInerney’s narration and the sound effects brought the characters to life.” – Tots 2 Tweens

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