Growing Vegetable Soup (Board Books)

By Lois Ehlert

Red Wagon Books, 9780152050559, 30pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2004



"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.

Praise For Growing Vegetable Soup

[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