Synopses & Reviews
Together, a father and child share the joys of planting, watering, and watching seeds grow. And once their harvest of tomatoes, potatoes, cabbage, and corn is ready, they'll cook it up into the best soup ever!
Lois Ehlert's bright, graphic art and simple text make this vibrant board book a perfect read-aloud for budding gardeners and their families.
[set star]"This is the boldest, brassiest garden book to hit the market,
and what a delight."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"A zesty introduction to vivid, abstract art. Both Ehlert's illustrations
and her basic instructions shed light and color on the simple pleasures
of gardening."--Publishers Weekly
and#8220;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.and#8221;--School Library Journal and#160; and#160; and#8220;Provides a healthy dose of completely digestible information on growing and nurturing living things.and#8221;--Publishers Weekly
"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
Together, a father and child share the joys of planting and watching seeds grow. Once their harvest of vegetables is ready, they'll cook it up into the best soup ever. This mouthwatering classic is now in a board-book format. Full color.
A mouth-watering board book edition of a Lois Ehlert gardening classic.
About the Author
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.