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Growing Vegetable Soup

Growing Vegetable Soup (Hardback, New edition)

By Ehlert, Lois

Newly imported from the US, a large format version of a story which shows how vegetable soup is made, from preparing the tools and planting the seeds to mixing the produce together and eating it. Illustrated in full colour.

ISBN 9780152325817
Published 15 March 1987 by Harcourt
Format Hardback, New edition
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ISBN-13 9780152325817
ISBN-10 0152325816
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Harcourt
Imprint Harcourt Brace International
Publication Date 15 March 1987
International Publication Date 1 February 1999
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Ehlert, Lois
Category Big Books Picture books
General Picture Books
Vegetarian Cookery
Gardening: Fruit & Vegetables
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 457mm
Height: 457mm
Weight 762g
Interest Age 2-6 years
Reading Age 2-6 years
Library of Congress Vegetable gardening, Oversize books, Soups
NBS Text Vegetarian Cookery
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

In pictures as bright as sunshine, a father and child share the simple joy of planting, watering, and watching seeds grow in the family garden. Then tomatoes, potatoes, corn, cabbage, and lots of other vegetables are cooked up into the best soup ever - and they can all be grown again next year!

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A fresh presentation of the gardening cycle with a joyful conclusion, and the added attraction of an easy and tasty recipe for vegetable soup on the flyleaf. -- School Library Journal Provides a healthy dose of completely digestible information on growing and nurturing living things. -- Publishers Weekly
US Review 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 against blue - these colors are painfully vivid, jumping around on the page to the point of diverting attention from any pattern or information conveyed. Information is minimal anyway - seeds are planted and grow in an unrealistic medley, and the forms are so generalized that they would be recognizable only to someone already familiar with the various plants. The book concludes with a portrait of a vegetable soup that doesn't look like something to eat (although the jacket flap provides a simple recipe a kindergarten class could make). A plausible notion for a book, shouted down by garish illustrations. (Kirkus Reviews)

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Author's Bio

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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