Saturday, October 30, 2010

Storytime: Soup Day

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Today we read a delightful book called, 'Soup Day' by Melissa Iwai.

As the weather gets cooler, warm lunches and dinners make wonderful additions to the menu (especially soup). Soup Day takes children though the process of making soup. The little girl goes to the market to help select the needed vegetables, she helps cut them, and her mother adds all the spices they like. The illustrations serve to support and enhance the story as they are colourful and appealing.

The only part of the story that I chose to change was a part about hiding from a monster. If young children have no knowledge of this, I saw no reason to introduce what could potentially lead to a fear that was not there before *smile*.

I forgot to mention: there is even a nice recipe for vegetable soup at the end of the book. It sounds delicious!


  1. Looks like a yummy book Umm An-Nu'man. Just place an order from our local library. Looks like it's going to take a while . . . they've just ordered it as well!

  2. The book does inspire a desire for a nice bowl of warm I think the book was just published this year. In shaa'Allaah, you're wait won't be long.