|Growing Vegetable Soup, by Lois Ehlert
Growing Vegetable Soup
Written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert
Scholastic, 1987, Fiction, ages 3-5
Gardening, Vegetables, Cooking, Nature
"Dad says we are going to grow vegetable soup.
We're ready to work, and our tools are ready, too."
This colorful book for very young readers uses the theme of vegetable soup to introduce children to the concept of a garden, including related vocabulary.
|Courtesy Lois Ehlert
What I Love:
I confess, if Lois Ehlert's name is on the cover, I buy the book, sight unseen. This particular book deserves perfect picture book status because it does it all. Typical Ehlert collage blooms in neon colors, introducing readers to the names of vegetables and gardening tools. The simple text describes the steps from planting to reaping and beyond. A recipe is included in the back to invite even more interaction.
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Fun Felt Stories.
1. Use it as a resource to combat picky eaters. Work your way through the ingredients in the book one week at a time, if need be. Experiment with each vegetable and incorporate it into your family's regular diet!
2. Support your local farmer's market. Go on a scavenger hunt to identify all the vegetables at the market. Play I Spy. Talk to farmer's about planting. And be sure to bring home some veggies to munch.
|Here's a tote from
Teachers' Bags, Books, and Beyond
4. If you are crafty, you can make a tote bag for a favorite teacher using paint or applique. Be sure to include a copy of the book for the class library.
5. For a change of pace, here is a link to a nice loaded baked potato soup and a fresh vegetable soup recipe for the slow cooker.
Check out all the recommended titles for Perfect Picture Book Friday for June 7, 2013.
Special thanks to Susanna Leonard Hill.
This book is the perfect companion to Eating the Alphabet and Planting a Rainbow, also by Lois Ehlert.