Overview

When Giant wakes up with a giant cold, he turns to his home medical guide for help. The prescription? A bowl of Boy Soup. Catching the boys is easy, but what he doesn’t count on is Kate. Accidentally kidnapped along with the boys, clever Kate convinces Giant that what the guide really means is a soup made by boys, not one with boys in it.

Loris Lesynski is a bestselling author of brilliantly funny poems, and a frequent visitor to schools, where she gets kids excited about ...

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Overview

When Giant wakes up with a giant cold, he turns to his home medical guide for help. The prescription? A bowl of Boy Soup. Catching the boys is easy, but what he doesn’t count on is Kate. Accidentally kidnapped along with the boys, clever Kate convinces Giant that what the guide really means is a soup made by boys, not one with boys in it.

Loris Lesynski is a bestselling author of brilliantly funny poems, and a frequent visitor to schools, where she gets kids excited about poetry. She lives in Toronto, Ontario. 

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Editorial Reviews

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

Canadian Materials - Barbara Taylor
(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.
Canadian Teacher
First published in 1996, this delightfully silly but suspenseful tale has been re-released with new illustrations by Michael Marchenko (well known for his work with Robert Munsch titles). The story has young Kate outsmarting a giant who scoops up a bunch of boys--getting Kate in the bunch--to make Boy Soup to cure his horrible cold. His Giant's Home Medical Guide prescribes the soup, and despite feeling a tad guilty, he decides that the remedy would be justified since he is feeling so awful. Kate's quick thinking convinces him that the soup should be made by boys not with boys as ingredients, and the day is saved. The lovely ending has the giant admitting his mistake in thinking that it was OK to eat boys, and thanking Kate for tricking him. Lesynki's clever rhyming text and Martchenko's masterful illustrations combine to make this a wonderful new picture book, which will find appreciative fans among both teachers and young readers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781480405059
  • Publisher: Annick Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/12/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • File size: 24 MB
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Meet the Author

Loris Lesynski is a bestselling author of brilliantly funny poems, and a frequent visitor to schools, where she gets kids excited about poetry. She lives in Toronto, Ontario. 
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  • Posted December 2, 2013

    What's it all about:  What does a giant do when he wakes up with

    What's it all about:  What does a giant do when he wakes up with a giant cold and a sore throat?  What does he do? Well he consults his "Giant's Home Medical Guide" of course.  Eyeballs scrolling down they land on the perfect remedy, Boy Soup!  He will need to assemble some boys for the recipe but the fun part is he mistakenly corals a GIRL, named Kate.  Kate is so smart, she figures out a way to save the day and rescue the boys from a sure tragedy.  She convinces the Giant that the recipe calls for soup made by boys and not with the boys as the main ingredient.  The book takes young readers on a rhyming journey that brings friendship, courage, and fast-thinking to life as Kate saves her friends from a soupy fate. 

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