Thursday, February 20, 2014

Soup to Nuts


Kidz Korner
I’m not nuts about soup as food but I am a fan of books about soup.
Here are a few favorites.

Stone Soup by Marcia Brown

 This classic tale finds three hungry soldiers in a village that claims it has no food.  With a few stones and their wits, the soldiers end up having a feast with the villagers.  I would read this book to kids from 4-8 years old. Making stone soup with your kids is a great cold day activity.  Just make sure the rocks are good and clean!

There’s a Flyguy in My Soup by Tedd Arnold

 This little chapter book is kind of whacky but it has a lot of appeal for young kids.  The pet fly starts all kinds of trouble when he goes to the hotel and mistakes a bowl of soup for a bathtub.  Easy and fun to read.  I would read this to kids 3-6 years old.


Perfect Soup by Lisa Moser

 Murray starts to make the perfect soup for a winter’s day but finds he has no carrots.  In his quest to find one, he ignores his friend snowman.  He asks other friends and they trade tasks so he can finally get what he needs. Does it end up in the perfect soup or not?  Read the book to find out.  I would read this book to kids from 3-6 years old.

Chicken Soup by Jean Van Leeuwen

 The chickens all go hide when they see Mrs. Farmer get out her big pot.  They know what she has in mind. Little Chicken sneezes in every hiding place he finds and has to run to another. Mr. Farmer finally catches Little Chicken and takes him to the house for a surprise.  I would read this book to kids 2-6 years old.
So heat up some soup for one of these cold days and until next week, keep on reading!

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