Boy Soup

Boy Soup

Book - 2008
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When Giant wakes up with a giant cold, he turns to his home medical guide for help. The prescription? A bowl of Boy Soup. Catching the boys is easy, but what he doesn't count on is Kate. Accidentally kidnapped along with the boys, clever Kate convinces Giant that what the guide really means is a soup made by boys, not one with boys in it. Kate and the boys proceed to concoct a particularly nasty broth: They put in some mud and some thick yellow glue and a generous dollop of dandruff shampoo. Giant spits out the soup with a mighty blast, which carries the children to safety. The happily-ever-after ending sees Kate and the boys opening up their own restaurant (minus Boy Soup) and Giant learning a valuable lesson. Originally published in 1996, this delightfully silly story has been a consistent favorite. Now reissued with hilarious illustrations by renowned artist Michael Martchenko, Boy Soup is sure to attract a whole new generation of young readers.
Audience: For ages 4-7.
Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9781554511433
Branch Call Number: JP Lesyn
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly colour illustrations ; 26 cm


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May 26, 2015

#69 on Today's Parent Magazine's list of the '100 Best Canadian kids' books of all time' (from the June 2015 issue)

Feb 19, 2015

"I liked Kate and the giant and one boy. The best part of the story was when he tasted the soup and when they erased the words. I like the author and I like that it's in English. The cover is too beautiful for me."

Jul 17, 2012

This book is AWESOME!!!!!

ProgramsER May 31, 2012

This is a great book to read to kids! They're able to use their imagination and problem solving skills as you read them the story.

Emilyrose May 28, 2012

This book is a very well thought out, inspiring and hilarious book. The kids love the plot of the story and the expressions that go along with it. The kids loved how the kids were able to escape from the giant and the ending was a happy one.

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ProgramsER May 31, 2012

ProgramsER thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Emilyrose May 28, 2012

Emilyrose thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 10


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