Pumpkin Soup

A Picture Book
Author(s): Helen Cooper
Original Publish Date: Aug 04, 2009
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (0.15 hours)
Product Number: Z100124778
Released: Jun 01, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781427207418
Narrator/s: Kathleen McInerney
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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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.

Professional reviews

"The old white cabin in the wood is the picture of warmth and harmony as Duck, Squirrel, and Cat make music and soup together. Each has a musical talent, and each has a specific cooking task. Jolly music, complete with Cat's bagpipes, radiates from the animals' home. But what if Duck wants to be the head cook? Kathleen McInerney's narration is clear, and her enunciation distinct. Elongated pauses frame each scene of the story. She 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! A.R. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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