Growing Vegetable Soup

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 30 pages
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"Dad says we are going to grow vegetable soup." So begins Lois Ehlert's bright, bold picture book about vegetable gardening for the very young. The necessary tools are pictured and labeled, as are the seeds (green bean, pea, corn, zucchini squash, and carrot). Then the real gardening happens . . . planting, weeding, harvesting, washing, chopping, and cooking! In the end? "It was the best soup ever." Ehlert's simple, colorful cut-paper-style illustrations are child-friendly, as is the big black type. A recipe for vegetable soup tops it all off!

 

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User Review  - ivettja - LibraryThing

A really nice book with details about how you can plant and grow some known vegetables and step by step how to get it ready for soup. A good resource to have specially if you will be planting some with children in class. Ages 3-6 Head start Read full review

GROWING VEGETABLE SOUP

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A very simple text about planting and growing a vegetable garden is accompanied by psychedelically bright illustrations. A red watering can held by a magenta hand on a green ground a hot-orange spade ... Read full review

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Contents

the seeds
and all the sprouts
and giving them water
and waiting for warm sun to make them grow
and grow into plants
We watch
over them and weed
until the vegetables are ready for us to pick
or dig up
and carry home Then we wash them
and cut them and put them in a pot of water
and cook them into vegetable soup
At last its time to eat it all up
and we can grow it again next year

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About the author (2004)

LOIS EHLERT has created many picture books, including Leaf Man, Pie in the Sky, In My World, Growing Vegetable Soup, Planting a Rainbow, and the bestselling Waiting for Wings. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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