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Mean Soup
     

Mean Soup

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by Betsy Everitt
 

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It has been a bad day for Horace. A very bad day. He’s come home feeling mean. But his mother knows just what to do! “For the book Mean Soup, the recipe is as follows: (1) clever text spiced with one or two outrageous bits; (2) a grand message about getting out anger instead of locking it inside; and (3) exciting artwork as full of life as

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It has been a bad day for Horace. A very bad day. He’s come home feeling mean. But his mother knows just what to do! “For the book Mean Soup, the recipe is as follows: (1) clever text spiced with one or two outrageous bits; (2) a grand message about getting out anger instead of locking it inside; and (3) exciting artwork as full of life as the story.”--Booklist

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Horace's mother cooks up an antidote to a bad day in a story that ``bubbles with a building excitement''; paintings ``convey all of the feisty emotion of a frustrated youngster,'' said PW. Ages 3-8.(Mar.)
Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Acting out and anger beg for resolution and authentic teaching today means helping children look at the issues that burn inside them. Books can be great openers to discuss the issues that surround children and the feelings that surface because of their difficulties. This book gives young children playful ways to cope with anger. "It had been a bad day for Horace," begins the picture book, and a list of complaints follow that range from the common to the comical. Horace arrives home in a horrible state and his mother responds by suggesting they make mean soup. Together they scream into the pot, stick out their tongues, and breathe "dragon breath" before "stirring away a bad day." The flamboyant colors and loose art styles are perfect models for losing a little control before gaining it back.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152002275
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
194,122
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.14(d)
Lexile:
310L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 3 Years

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Mean Soup 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
loved this book. Very fun to read with the kids
Guest More than 1 year ago
My oldest son, now 11, loved this book when he was a pre-schooler. I was unpacking some of his old books for my youngest, now 3, last week and came across this one again. My 3 year old loves the story just as much! We have read it together at least 20 times in the past week. The story is simple and touching.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I discovered this book at the library. My 3 year old chooses her own, so you never know what you get until you read them. To our suprise Kate and I loved this book so much that I bought two. One for her shelf and one for her preschool. This book is a wonderfull book for teaching how to cope with bad days. I give it 5+.