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Every Color Soup
Contributor(s): Hurley, Jorey
ISBN: 1481469991     ISBN-13: 9781481469999
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman
    OUR PRICE: $16.20  
Product Type: School And Library
Published: January 2018
Annotation: Describes how to make a colorful, delicious vegetable soup. Includes recipe.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Cooking (Vegetables); Fiction.
Soups; Fiction.
Color; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Cooking & Food
- Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Colors
- Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Counting & Numbers
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 2017014404
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 10.25" H x 10.00" W x 0.25" (0.80 lbs)
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2017 November)

PreS-Gr 2—Using the flat graphic art style employed in her earlier books, Hurley introduces the very young to a variety of ingredients used to make soup. On a spread that includes a cutting board, knife, wooden spoon, and large soup pot, the text reads, "We are making Every Color Soup./ We'll need…" With each ensuing page turn, youngsters see a spread containing an outsize image of one or two ingredients, rendered in Photoshop, on white background. Except for a jar of blue lentils that might be mistaken for something else, no ingredient is labeled. Only a color word appears in large type. For example, the word "white" is opposite a salt cellar and garlic cloves resting on a table. Seven individual measuring cups of liquid are labeled "clear." Brown hands "chop" the ingredients, "drop" them into the pot, which then "bubble[s]," and finally, a bowl of soup with colorful ingredients floating on top is set out on a checkered cloth. "Yum." Chopped images of the food items within, including dots of pepper, are scattered across the endpapers, and the title page spread cleverly depicts the veggies growing in a garden. Back matter includes a recap of all the ingredients and their names as well as a soup recipe that includes all the foods shown. VERDICT The large colorful illustrations make this versatile offering perfect for a group study of colors and of different foods. Budding cooks will enjoy working with an adult to follow the recipe included.—Marianne Saccardi, Children's Literature Consultant, Cambridge, MA

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