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Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen (Reading…

Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen (Reading Rainbow Book) (original 1991; edition 1997)

by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan (Author)

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A boy spends the day with Uncle Willie in the soup kitchen where he works preparing and serving food for the hungry.
Title:Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen (Reading Rainbow Book)
Authors:DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan (Author)
Info:HarperCollins (1997), Edition: Reprint, 32 pages
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Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan (1991)


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Uncle Willie is a volunteer at a soup kitchen in his town. He invites his nephew to come with him to see what goes on. At first the little boy is shy and uncomfortable, however, by the end of the day when he sees the impact he had on others, his attitude quickly changes. This story gives an inside perspective of what goes on in a soup kitchen and the kind of people that go there. One of the main details I enjoyed in this story were the illustrations. I felt that they were very appropriate for the mood and tone of the book. They corresponded really well with the message the author was trying to convey on each page. ( )
  aengolia | Mar 4, 2020 |
Based on the actual volunteer experience of the author, this picture book provides a look into the soup kitchen without an overly sentimental view of the hungry or a dose of pessimism for the reader. A boy wonders about the people he sees on his city’s streets until he goes to the soup kitchen where his uncle works.
  wichitafriendsschool | Jun 18, 2018 |
Uncle willie volunteers in a soup kitchen everyday. When he has a day off from school, his nephew comes with him and learns about people who are less fortunate.

SOURCE: home library
AGES: 5-9 ( )
  kendianna | Dec 15, 2017 |
Uncle Willie Volunteers at a soup kitchen every day. When his nephew has a day off from school, he takes him to help at the soup kitchen and lets him interact with the guests. We see how a soup kitchen is run and how many people are food-insecure in their community.

Ages 6-9
Puyallup Library
  Galileogst | Nov 25, 2017 |
A little boy is curious as to why his uncle volunteers at a soup kitchen. The little boy does not understand why people do not just eat at home with their family. His uncle tries to explain to him that every one might not have the money to afford food. Sometimes even if they work they do not make enough money to have a home or eat dinner. Finally the little boy has a day off of school, his uncle Willie takes him to the soup kitchen. The little boy helps prepare and meets plenty of people that volunteer and the people who come eat. He enjoys it and it makes him feel happy that he helped. ( )
  marabie | Nov 13, 2014 |
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"Talk to me," says Uncle Willie when he picks me up from school.
Sometimes people need help.
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A boy spends the day with Uncle Willie in the soup kitchen where he works preparing and serving food for the hungry.

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The narrator, a young boy, wonders why his Uncle Willie volunteers daily at a soup kitchen. Uncle Willie replies that "sometimes people need help." Uncle Willie invites him to the soup kitchen so that he can see what a soup kitchen is like. The narrator encounters many different guests at the soup kitchen, and sees how serving people food can make a difference in their lives. This book is appropriate for older children in understanding the issue of homelessness.
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