Soup Day Book Review and Giveaway

And the Winner is: Michelle


Most people will confess that there is something quite magical about soup. Soup can warm your bones, lift your spirits, and fill your heart. Award-winning illustrator Melissa Iwai celebrates a trip to the local green market, a quiet afternoon at home, and the joy found in making a pot of homemade goodness in her new picture book Soup Day . The idea for the book was born from Melissa’s time spent in the kitchen with her son Jamie and the special bonding and learning experience that came from it.

From choosing the vegetables to picking the pasta shapes, the journey of cooking homemade soup is filled with small learning lessons that are incorporated in a subtle way. Sound, smell, taste and touch combine to pepper the text with the swirl-and-whirl of broth, vegetables, and spices. Carrots become circles, onions become squares, parsley becomes confetti. Yellow onions, white mushrooms and green zucchini sizzle and bubble. With pitch perfect tone Soup Day is a celebration of cooking as a means of spending time together and creating something delicious and healthy in the process. A starred review from Kirkus praises Soup Day as “Ordinariness made extraordinary.” The book’s theme of sharing in the process of making a meal together continues as the author shares her own “Snowy Day Vegetable Soup” recipe at the back of the book.

You all know I love cooking with my children. And we all love soup. This book is a great way to bring the fun you have in the kitchen to a great night time or anytime story. We are big book readers and this one has definitely becom a favorite. The kids and I enjoy reading it and enjoying the great illustrations. The recipe in the back makes a super delicious soup that has definitely become a family favorite to eat and to make together.

Buy It: You can purchase the Soup Day Book at a book store near you or on the amazon.com site you can also find a retailer near you on the site.

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