Growing Vegetable Soup

Growing Vegetable Soup

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by Lois Ehlert
     
 

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"A fresh presentation of the gardening cycle with a joyful conclusion, and the added attraction of an easy and tasty recipe for vegetable soup on the flyleaf."-School Library Journal 9 X 9. Full-color illustrations  See more details below

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"A fresh presentation of the gardening cycle with a joyful conclusion, and the added attraction of an easy and tasty recipe for vegetable soup on the flyleaf."-School Library Journal 9 X 9. Full-color illustrations

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Publishers Weekly
Favorite titles are now available as board books for smallest hands. Upon the original publication, in 1987, of Lois Ehlert's electric-hued Growing Vegetable Soup, PW called it a "zesty introduction to vivid abstract art." With just one phrase per spread, the book makes a smooth transition to board book as it follows the long process of planting and growing ingredients for a truly homemade soup. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
The red on the cover is almost overpowering, but it surrounds a green square with a bright red tomato in the center. The family is going to grow vegetable soup. The entire cycle of raising vegetables from identifying the tools to planting seeds, tending them and watching them grow is captured in bright collage illustrations. The plants are weeded and when the vegetables are ripe, they are harvested. The soup is finally made when the vegetables are cut up and put into a pot of water. All the tools, seeds, and plants are identified making this a lesson beyond what is found in most board books—due, undoubtedly, to the book's origin as a picture book. It works well as a board book and is one that could be used in an ESOL class for older kids who may need help with reading. 2004 (orig. 1987), Red Wagon/Harcourt, Ages 6 mo. to 3.
—Marilyn Courtot
From the Publisher

“A fresh presentation of the gardening cycle with a joyful conclusion, and the added attraction of an easy and tasty recipe for vegetable soup on the flyleaf.”--School Library Journal
 
 
“Provides a healthy dose of completely digestible information on growing and nurturing living things.”--Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152325800
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/28/1990
Series:
Voyager Books Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
66,076
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.11(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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From the Publisher
[set star]"This is the boldest, brassiest garden book to hit the market,
and what a delight."—School Library Journal

"A zesty introduction to vivid, abstract art. Both Ehlert's illustrations and her basic instructions shed light and color on the simple pleasures of gardening."—Publishers Weekly

Meet the Author

LOIS EHLERT has created many picture books, including Leaf Man, Pie in the Sky, In My World, Growing Vegetable Soup, Planting a Rainbow, and the bestselling Waiting for Wings. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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