Every Color Soup

Every Color Soup

by Jorey Hurley


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Purple, yellow, orange, and red. Just the right mix of colored vegetables make a delicious soup in this tasty introduction to colors, counting, and veggies.

All you need is a pot, a spoon, an adult helper, and vegetables of many colors to make a very special soup—Every Color Soup! Learn colors and vegetable names in this bright and colorful picture book with minimal text perfect for the beginning reader. Jorey Hurley’s bright, graphic art and simple text make this vibrant book a perfect read-aloud for budding cooks and their families. This lively picture book also comes with a recipe!

Editorial Reviews

2017 November 1

"The large colorful illustrations make this versatile offering perfect for a group study of colors and of different foods. Budding cooks will enjoy working with an adult to follow the recipe included." — Booklist

Nov 15, 2017 - Booklist

"The large format gives plenty of space for this graphically bold celebration of vegetables. With artwork that shows up particularly well from a distance, this pleasing picture book introduces colors and vegetables while offering opportunities for counting and cooking as well. "-- Booklist

School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2—Using the flat graphic art style employed in her earlier books, Hurley introduces the very young to a variety of ingredients used to make soup. On a spread that includes a cutting board, knife, wooden spoon, and large soup pot, the text reads, "We are making Every Color Soup./ We'll need…" With each ensuing page turn, youngsters see a spread containing an outsize image of one or two ingredients, rendered in Photoshop, on white background. Except for a jar of blue lentils that might be mistaken for something else, no ingredient is labeled. Only a color word appears in large type. For example, the word "white" is opposite a salt cellar and garlic cloves resting on a table. Seven individual measuring cups of liquid are labeled "clear." Brown hands "chop" the ingredients, "drop" them into the pot, which then "bubble[s]," and finally, a bowl of soup with colorful ingredients floating on top is set out on a checkered cloth. "Yum." Chopped images of the food items within, including dots of pepper, are scattered across the endpapers, and the title page spread cleverly depicts the veggies growing in a garden. Back matter includes a recap of all the ingredients and their names as well as a soup recipe that includes all the foods shown. VERDICT The large colorful illustrations make this versatile offering perfect for a group study of colors and of different foods. Budding cooks will enjoy working with an adult to follow the recipe included.—Marianne Saccardi, Children's Literature Consultant, Cambridge, MA

Kirkus Reviews

Hurley cooks up a big pot of soup, introducing young children to the colorful veggies, kitchen equipment, and cooking techniques that bring it to table.Opening in a lush garden foreshadowing the soup's ingredients, the narrative shifts to the kitchen: "We are making Every Color Soup. / We'll need… // purple." That single, final word rests on bright white space, near a page-straddling eggplant with a green stem cap. As new color names are introduced on succeeding pages, the number of depicted ingredients increases, providing the opportunity to count objects from one to nine. (That is, until the pepper mill appears, scattering scores of "black" pepper specks.) The concept "clear" defines an array of seven glass measuring cups of broth, while "blue" is paired with a jar of Le Puys lentils. At "chop" and "drop," Hurley's signature Photoshopped pictures reveal the brown hands of an adult (with vibrant, pink-polished fingernails) and a child. One double-page spread tips vertically to show the soup pot bubbling on the gas stove, steam rising against the blue-and-white tile backsplash. A final "yum" appears alongside an overhead view of a bowl of the finished soup atop a red-and-white-checked tablecloth. Hurley appends a visual glossary of the ingredients and a simple recipe for Every Color Soup (with adult help mandated). Lovely and playful for storytimes and family sharing. (Picture book. 2-5)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781481469999
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Publication date: 01/23/2018
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: NP (what's this?)
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

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