Lentil Soup

  • Translated by: Charles Simard
    Illustrated By: Maurèen Poignonec
  • Pages:32
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:cooking, picky eaters, curious questions, healthy eating, food puns
  • Available:10/12/2021
  • Age Groups:Fiction Picture Book
  • Lexile:AD520L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:M
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Who knew a simple bowl of soup could be so interesting?

When a younger brother decides his soup is too hot to eat, he starts peppering his older brother with questions: Where do lentils come from? What are those white things? Why is it called celery? One question leads to another and another and another, and the older brother answers them all with humor and dwindling patience. Through questions, jokes and riddles, we learn about lentils, tomatoes, salt, pepper and everything else we need to make a good lentil soup, including a recipe for readers to make it themselves.

This delightfully illustrated picture book will pique the interest of little connoisseurs everywhere and encourage inquisitive minds to think about what goes into their favorite foods.

“A charming book about soup and love…There’s something for everyone hidden in the sweet, whimsical details.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“Diverting, fanciful…An amusing, surreptitiously informative picture book.”
– Booklist
“A playful story...that will likely keep its intended audience entertained throughout.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens   | 2022  |  Commended