Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Soupy reads!

Being National Soup Month and all, I thought I would introduce you to two of my favorite soup books. There are oh so many more and you can check out a list I put together here but for now I shall tell you about these two.

mean soup
Mean Soup by Betsy Everitt
Published by Harcourt Brace in 1992

Mean Soup is the story of one young Horace's very bad day. From love notes, to foot stomping to almost poodle killing, Horace was having a very bad day. Not so bad that he wanted to move to Australia, but close. To make the day not so bad, Horace's mother whips him up a batch of Mean Soup that is so delightful how could anyone not smile. The illustrations are a technicolor delight and the crankiness of Horace is a tribute to us all. An interactive book if you read it right, Mean Soup will have yer kids in a frenzy of growling and giggles. I do both everytime I read it!

alvie eats soup
Alvie Eats Soup by Ross Collins
Published by Arthur A. Levine Books in 2002

With its cool graphic design and semi retro feel, Alvie Eats Soup is a delight to read and look at. The grandson of a world famous chef, Alvie only eats soup. Not only does he eat it but he is obsessed by it. Eating soup, talking soup, reading soup, it is all about the soup. Poor Alvie's parent's don't know what to do! When Granny Franny decides to visit they pull out all the stops to get aLvie to change his ways but nothing works. What will Granny say?

So there ya go, two fun soupy reads for Soup Month! Have a nice bowl today, won't ya?

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