Growing Vegetable Soupby Lois Ehlert
A father and child share the simple joy of planting, watering, and watching seeds grow in the family garden.
“Provides a healthy dose of completely digestible information on growing and nurturing living things.”Publishers Weekly
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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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We have a small vegetable garden, and my now 4 year old has loved this book for two years - the pictures show the different seeds, how the plants look from tiny seedlings to the different shapes of the leaves, the flowers that the plants make, and the colors of the vegetables. A nice book to show children that vegetables arent manufactured in the supermarket.
After reading all the rave reviews for this book, I was so excited to get it. Unfortunately, I don't know what most of the parents are on who wrote previous reviews - but this book was nothing like what the other people described. I was so dissapointed. They described how great the illustrations were of the vegetables - they aren't. Unless you consider solid masses of basic shapes and only ONE color a great illustration. I was so disappointed because we had just started a garden with vegetables and I thought this would be the perfect supplementary book for my one year old daughter to read to understand what was going on. This is a good book for teaching colors to your children, but really nothing more - even the gardening tools that are in the book are nothing but simple solid colored drawings that my daughter now at 14 months could easily draw. Children's minds need more than what this book can provide. The story is not engaging enough for her - the pictures don't hold her attention - and and while I haven't tried the recipe yet, it does sound tasty. All in all, my daughter does not like this book - and I really don't either.