Since my personal obsession is not enough, I’m attempting to share the love of pumpkins with my kids as well. With the Pumpkin Soup book and CD set by Helen Cooper (MacMillan Young Listeners), maybe they’ll love pumpkin as much as I do.
With its autumnal colored illustrations, Pumpkin Soup shares the story of 3 close friends: Cat, Squirrel, and Duck. Every evening the make pumpkin soup together and each one has a specific role in the soup making. Cat cuts up the pumpkin, Squirrel stirs the soup and Duck adds the perfect amount of salt. While the soup simmers, they play music together. One day Duck decides that he wants to stir the soup, but Squirrel isn’t ready to relinquish his wooden spoon. How all three deal with Duck’s request tests their friendship.
My kids (6 and 2 years old) love hearing a book come alive as they follow along the printed pages. We used to borrow books on cassette tape from the library but my husband’s cassette player from college has seen better days. Time to move on to CDs right?
The audio of Pumpkin Soup did not disappoint. Its lively background music had my kids dancing around the living room. Kathleen McInerney’s narration and the sound effects brought the characters to life. The audiobook is great on its own. I would take it on a road trip for the kids. My youngest loves listening & dancing to the audiobook and has asked for it several times a day.
As much as I love the audio, I would have liked an extra track of the story with turn-the-page signals so my beginning reader can follow along with the book on her own.
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