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GROWING VEGETABLE SOUP [Board book]

Lois Ehlert
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14 Jan 2008
Together, a father and child share the joys of planting, watering, and watching seeds grow. And once their harvest of tomatoes, potatoes, cabbage, and corn is ready, they'll cook it up into the best soup ever! Lois Ehlert's bright, graphic art and simple text make this vibrant board book a perfect read-aloud for budding gardeners and their families.

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  • Board book: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Harcourt Trade; Brdbk edition (14 Jan 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0152061762
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152061760
  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 23.9 x 22.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 382,723 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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

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By ROSIE
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
Rather young for my four year olds but great picture book and will be fairly useful when discussing food issues
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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars  32 reviews
20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For Inquiring Minds 24 April 2000
By Brenda - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Children of all ages will enjoy this book, especially if they love to grow plants. Growing Vegetable Soup is also woderfully illustrated. I used this book in a Literacy Bag in conjuction with a Peter Rabbit Garden created by my university. An activity that can be used with the book for young children would be a matching game--vegetable or tool picture to word.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 6 Mar 2006
By L. James - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
As a teacher, I have always loved this book. The bold colors hold children's attention, and it fits well with lessons for younger children on what seeds/plants need to grow, the growing process and includes a recipe for making your own vegetable soup. For early childhood teachers,it can become an early science/social studies/math lesson and also a parent/child activity. A must have!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A similar book kids love 16 Nov 2011
By J. Darbyshire - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
If you like this book, check out "Who Grew My Soup" about a boy who hatches a scheme to avoid eating his vegetables, but ends up on a madcap adventure to learn where food comes from. Chosen by the Agriculture Department for its "Agriculture in the classroom" program. Awesome illustrations by the famous C. F. Payne.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book for Small Children - a review of Growing Veg. Soup 12 Dec 2005
By PeaTee - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This book has gotten good reviews by others but I am a little less enthusiastic about it.

Certainly I love the concept of teaching about gardening and how food makes it's way from the soil to our plates; but the artwork, I think, gets in the way of making this a superior 5-Star text.

For example, the abstract art [bold and attractive] is okay for demonstrating seeds sitting in the soil, but it is not very good for actually showing what a squash blossom looks like. For all you can tell, it's a open tulip on a vine. Likewise the corn is shown as being orange instead of yellow.

Four Stars. This book gives children an idea of how food goes from the ground to the bowl, but if you are looking for a book that will give your young child an accurate picture of what growing veggies look like, you'll have to keep searching.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cute and great graphics! 9 Dec 2012
By bananie5 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
A cute book about gardening, basically listing the tools and veggies. Then a fun recipe at the end. Can't wait until my daughter is old enough to garden and try out the soup recipe!
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