Growing Vegetable Soup

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jan 1, 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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The illustrations are simple but to the point. - Goodreads
The pictures are large and simple. - Goodreads
I like the vibrant artwork and the simplistic text. - Goodreads
Personally I do not like the illustrators depiction. - Goodreads
Lois Ehlerts illustrations are collages. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Taylor Baker-Gower - Goodreads

Such a cute introduction to growing a vegetable garden; one of the most fun and delicious hobbies ever! Read full review

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User Review  - June - Goodreads

I like Ehlert's illustrations and the way she show the tools. I think Planting a Rainbow is a little more impressive visually and I have some felt flowers so children can make a picture for me after ... Read full review

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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 EHLERThas created many celebrated picture books inspired by the world around her. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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