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Canadian Materials(starred review) Loris Lesynski has a gift with rhythm and rhyme. Teachers may wish to use this book in conjunction with other giant stories. Boy Soup would also coincide well with stories like Stone Soup or one of my favourites, Wombat Stew by Mem Fox. Michael Martchenko, best known as the illustrator of Robert Munsch's stories, illustrates Boy Soup. His colourful illustrations are well suited to the humorous nature of the stories, and he captures the startled, curious, and determined expressions of the children. He also captures the giant in his stuffed up, grumpy misery. The book is targeted to ages 4-7 and would likely be enjoyed by older children as well. Highly Recommended.
— Barbara Taylor