Growing Vegetable Soup (Hardcover)
HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152325756, 32pp.
Publication Date: March 15, 1987
"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!
About the Author
LOIS EHLERT has created many picture books, including Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Leaf Man, Pie in the Sky, In My World, Growing Vegetable Soup, Planting a Rainbow, Waiting for Wings, and Color Zoo, which won a Caldecott Honor. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.