Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Delicious! A Pumpkin Soup Story

Delicious! A Pumpkin Soup Story

Written and Illustrated by Helen Cooper

Amazon Link: £4.49

Published by Picture Corgi

Helen Cooper's Pumpkin Soup books are charming and delightful. In "Delicious", the tale picks up with Duck, Cat and Squirrel finding that their well-farmed Pumpkin patch is completely empty. Only green unripe Pumpkins remain. Try as they might to come up with an alternative, the three would-be animal Gordon Ramsays can't find an adequate substitute for good old Pumpkin Soup with a Pipkin of salt and a pinch of pepper. 

Duck goes on a hunger strike, Cat and Squirrel struggle to maintain the status quo. Will they win out in the end? You'll have to read the book to find out. 

Charlotte's best bit: Duck going to bed with hunger pains

Daddy's favourite bit: The enterprising back story with insects struggling to claim the wasted soup for themselves. 

Rating: 4 out of 5