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Pumpkin Soup (1998)

by Helen Cooper

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The Cat and the Squirrel come to blows with the Duck in arguing about who will perform what duty in preparing their pumpkin soup, and they almost lose the Duck's friendship when he decides to leave them.
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Adorable illustrations. ( )
  HeyMimi | Dec 28, 2020 |
This was a really cute book. It can teach a lot of life lessons like sharing and friendship. This book was about a Cat, Squirrel, and a Duck all living in the same house. They are making pumpkin soup. One morning the duck wakes up and decides that he wants to stir the soup. He wakes up the squirrel to tell him, and the squirrel is not happy. He snatches the spoon from the duck. The duck leaves. Will they find the duck? Will they eat the soup? ( )
  jana_selby97 | Oct 3, 2017 |
Three friends make pumpkin soup every night and each friend has a different job. One day, the jobs get all switch up and it turns their house upside down. A friend decides that all they can do is leave the house and run away. Time goes by and the little friend does not come home. Read the story to find out if he every makes it home!

I thought that this story made a great cautionary tale! I think that it teaches students that you have to be kind and have the ability to share in responsibilities and duties. I like the compassion that the story shows.

For an activity, I would have the students try to make their own recipe for pumpkin soup. ( )
  kmedwa4950 | Nov 15, 2016 |
This book is about a group of friends who make soup and one of them disappears.
  kathleenrahil | Nov 9, 2016 |
cat duck and squirrel have their jobs when it comes to building soup. one day duck wants to do a different job but the others wouldn't let him. so he ran away. the others looked for him everywhere but could not find him. finally they went back home and duck was there. they let duck pick a different job and they were all happy with the soup.
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  TUCC | Sep 16, 2016 |
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Cooper, Helenprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Butterworth, IanDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Williams, DylanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Deep in the woods there's an old white cabin with pumpkins in the garden.
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