Award winning ‘Pumpkin Soup’ by Helen Cooper is a seasoned, autumnal picture book perfect for teaching children about the seasons, pumpkins and learning to share.
This Halloween All Angel’s Eve month on 5 Minutes Peace is likely to get a little scarey, ghoulish and downright gross so I wanted to include a few books so that little ones can also join in with the spooky fun.
Three friends Duck, Cat and Squirrel all live together in a lovely cosy little home and make pumpkin soup every night for their dinner.
They each help prepare the soup with their own specific tasks until Duck wants to do something different and it messes everything up. Soon, feathers are flying and duck leaves the house with soup splashed everywhere and their friendship somewhat cold.
It takes all of them to realise the error of their ways and how sometimes you have to compromise; it’s all about giving and sharing. This is a lovely tale and the somewhat traditional, well-known moral is told in an original way. The illustrations are so rich and it’s a lovely book to curl up with on a chilly autumn evening and read to your child. They’ll soon be ready to help with the leftover squelchy pumpkin to make their own pumpkin soup.
Duck, Cat and Squirrel also feature in other tales including ‘Delicious!’ and ‘A Pipkin of Pepper’
‘Pumpkin Soup’ by Helen Cooper is published by Corgi Children’s Books