Warm and inviting... an excellent choice for young readers!,
This review is from: Pumpkin Soup (Audio CD)
Themes for `Pumpkin Soup' revolve around teamwork and sharing. Illustrations are delicious, inviting and cosy - like your eyes are settling into a snug cottage in the late Autumn. The end of the book will excite and enthral youngsters (KS1 and early KS2). The book can be easily differentiated, from asking Low Attainers what animal did what to help make Pumpkin Soup, through to questioning why the Duck went away and what the Squirrel and Cat realised in his absence.
Children could also be posed questions such as "What makes the images seem cosy?" and unpacking the clear benefits of working together as a team.