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3.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 5 3.71 (28 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Helen Cooper Narrator: Kathleen McInerney Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN: 9781427207418
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By the Kate Greenaway Medalist Deep in the woods in an old white cabin, three friends make their pumpkin soup the same way every day. The Cat slices up the pumpkin, the Squirrel stirs in the water, and the Duck tips in just enough salt. But one day the Duck wants to stir instead, and then there is a horrible squabble, and he leaves the cabin in a huff. It isn't long before the Cat and the Squirrel start to worry about him and begin a search for their friend. Rendered in pictures richly evoking autumn, Helen Cooper's delightful story will resonate for an child who has known the difficulties that come with friendship. Included at the end is a recipe for delicious pumpkin soup.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shira | 2/17/2014

    " I really enjoyed reading this book. In the text the duck becomes upset with the cat and squirrel because they want let him stir the Pumpkin Soup. This book would be great to inspire young children to share. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 2/14/2014

    " This is a fun story to be read around Halloween and has a fun story line that interests young children. The story itself doesn't have many interesting things in it for older individuals but children ages 5 and 6 really loved it. I would recommend it for that age and no one older. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelly Lindsey | 1/10/2014

    " This book was awesome. It teaches that every job is important and all must work together to accomplish a specific goal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teniesha Kessler-Emanuel | 1/6/2014

    " This is an exemplary children's book--beautiful illustrations, a good message/moral, and characters/plot that are simultaneously simple, yet effective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Seher Patka | 12/29/2013

    " This book is about a squirrel, cat, and duck that live in a far away forest cabin and every night, they make pumpkin soup. One night, the duck wants to take on what he feels is the most important job to make the soup. The other two disagree and the duck runs away. When the cat and squirrel find out that the duck's job was very important, they all begin to miss each other. This book is an excellent lesson on teamwork and sharing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie Whitley | 12/20/2013

    " Gorgeous illustrations! Great book to teach about the importance of compromise. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 12/17/2013

    " This was my daughters all time favorite book as a small child. She could quote it and would beg for it to be hecked out of the library over and over again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth Ferry | 11/29/2013

    " Nice story; beautiful illustrations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Firstgradejags | 11/25/2013

    " This book is about 3 friends that got into a fight over how to make soup. One friend ran away and then the other friends were sad. He came back and they let him make the soup his way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 11/23/2013

    " gorgeous illustrations in a fun little kids book-- not available in the states, I think. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirei | 11/15/2013

    " Three animals make pumpkin soup and a quarrel ensues. Slightly too frenetic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dan | 11/14/2013

    " Helen Cooper's artwork is splendid, but for me, the only redeeming quality of this book. The story is only so-so, but the writing lacks flow, rhythm, and cadence - to the point that it is a struggle to read aloud. I would pass on this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 10/9/2013

    " working together "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hilary | 3/12/2013

    " A pumpkin book that isn't about jack-o-lanterns. Lucious palette/picture perfect. Humorous, charming illustrations. Fun read-aloud. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Olson Family Matters | 3/3/2013

    " I didn't really care for the story - the animals constantly fought and swore (via symbols) when they were mad! Madelyn liked the pictures. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dot Smith | 8/22/2012

    " one of my family favorites "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lydia | 5/17/2011

    " I hope dad will make me some pumpkin soup some day. Maybe he will let me put a pipkin of salt into it too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 3/16/2011

    " The illustrations are very appealing, with a wonderful tale of friendship and give-n-take. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 2/17/2011

    " Illustrations have a lovely sense to them, but he story is rambling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crystal | 1/22/2011

    " Cat and Squirrel come to blows with Duck when arguing about who will perform what duty in preparing their pumpkin soup. I thought the illustrations were beautiful and vibrant, as well as very detailed. The recipe for pumpkin soup was the best ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lydia | 1/15/2011

    " I hope dad will make me some pumpkin soup some day. Maybe he will let me put a pipkin of salt into it too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 12/22/2010

    " I am not a lover of adorable pictures or critters or babies etc... I rarely have a reaction to cuteness but this book makes me go ahhhhhh. The duck is too cute. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meredith | 11/11/2010

    " A very gentle story about friendship and pumpkin soup. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ms.Warshauer | 11/7/2010

    " First graders were introduced to pumpkin soup with this book. Don't be surprised if they suggest making it for Thanksgiving dinner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 10/4/2010

    " I read this book with Meghan. I thought it would be more Halloween-y, given the title but that was it. Cute story, though and interesting illustrations. I don't see reading it again, but I am going to request other books in series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edna | 10/2/2010

    " Cat, Squirrel and Duck live in a little white cabin and all have their own jobs including making pumpkin soup until one day duck decides he wants Cat's job of stirring the soup which stirs up a lot trouble. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shira | 10/1/2010

    " I really enjoyed reading this book. In the text the duck becomes upset with the cat and squirrel because they want let him stir the Pumpkin Soup. This book would be great to inspire young children to share. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brittany | 9/29/2010

    " Cute story about friendship and working together! "

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About the Author

Helen Cooper is a British illustrator and an author of children’s picture books. She won the 1996 and 1998 Kate Greenaway Medals from the Library Association. Some of her most critically acclaimed works include Pumpkin Soup, The Bear under the Stairs, and Tatty Ratty. Cooper is married to Ted Dewan, an American illustrator and picture book artist.

About the Narrator

Kathleen McInerney won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2011 and was a finalist for the Audie in 2010 and 2015. Her narrations have also earned several AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has performed in New York and around the United States in both classical and contemporary theater. Her credits also include television commercials, daytime drama, radio plays, and animation voice-over.