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Mean Soup (1992)

by Betsy Everitt

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Little Horace had a very bad day at school and came home looking mean. Mean soup is a fun way to stir away a bad day with humor without even saying a word to your child. mothers should read this book and help their little one stir away what ever it is that is bothering them!
  Lenoir16 | Mar 19, 2016 |
good book to tech students that it is good to let out your anger in on appropriate times. we could even teach the studetns different ways that we can let out our anger.
  bmm034 | Apr 30, 2015 |
Mean Soup by Betsy Everitt is about a boy, Horace, having a very bad day. He's now in a bad mood and doesn't know what to do about it. His mother, though, has a solution — soup!

Rather than using cooking as a method for calming down, the mother fills a pot with water and screams into it. Then she has her son do the same thing. They also make faces and stick out their tongues.

So the message is basically let your feelings out in a way that won't harm anyone. You'll feel better and you won't hurt anyone.

The idea, though, of putting negative emotions into food makes me think of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. I hope they didn't eat their soup — or they might be tasting all that anger. ( )
  pussreboots | Mar 1, 2015 |
It was about horse's bad day, and how his mom helped it go away. They made Mean Soup. In the end it made him feel better. In the end they stirred away at the bad day.
  leilaeaton | Feb 14, 2014 |
After a bad day a mom cooks up a soup to help her son get rid of his bad feelings.
  mhb008 | Apr 14, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0152002278, Paperback)

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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Horace feels really mean at the end of a bad day, until he helps his mother make Mean Soup.

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