Bone soup A spooky, tasty tale

Alyssa Satin Capucilli, 1957-

Book - 2018

"In this version of the classic tale, Stone soup, three witches are looking for a tasty treat on Halloween morning and they find only a small bone in their cupboard. So they decide to go from door to door in their village to find just the right ingredients for their bone soup"--

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Subjects
Genres
Folk tales
Picture books
Published
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division [2018]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Item Description
A Paula Wiseman book.
Includes a recipe for Naggy Witch's Bone Soup.
Physical Description
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 27 cm
Audience
Ages 4-8.
ISBN
9781481486088
148148608X
Main Author
Alyssa Satin Capucilli, 1957- (author)
Other Authors
Tom Knight (illustrator)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Three witches' cupboard is bare save for "a small, dry bone." Why not make bone soup? Before readers can say Stone Soup, the weird sisters embark on a quest to secure ingredients from their nasty neighbors. The first candidates, a fuzzy monster and a ghost, are skeptical and grumpy ("Bone soup? Impossible! Go away! There will be time for your tricks later," they both say). But they can't resist adding to the pot, and soon the entire creepy community has made bone-chilling contributions (a werewolf adds "Wrinkled fingers, o-o-o-old toenails"). When the hungry crowd turns demanding, the initial monster's little daughter steps up to ensure that soup's on. The story suffers somewhat from narrative sprawl (the text has more refrains than it needs), but Capucilli (the Biscuit series) deserves kudos for employing plenty of tasty vocabulary. Drawings by Knight (Good Knight, Bad Knight), meanwhile, feel as ghoulishly bright as a jack-o'-lantern. A Halloween soup recipe—parsnips and carrots take the place of fingers—concludes the book. Ages 4–8. (July) Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Looking for a tasty treat on Halloween morning, three witches go door to door in their village looking for the right ingredients, in a story based on the classic tale.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Three hungry little witches who have nothing more than a small bone in their cupboard visit the homes of their monster neighbors on Halloween to collect the ingredients for a delicious bone soup, in a recipe-complemented holiday story based on the classic fable. By the award-winning creator of the Katy Duck series.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

"In this version of the classic tale, Stone soup, three witches are looking for a tasty treat on Halloween morning and they find only a small bone in their cupboard. So they decide to go from door to door in their village to find just the right ingredients for their bone soup"--

Review by Publisher Summary 4

“A delight…Just the right mix of creepy and humorous, treading the line between scary and fun.” —Kirkus Reviews“Plenty of tasty vocabulary…As ghoulishly bright as a jack-o’-lantern.” —Publishers WeeklyThree little witches and a bunch of spooky characters come together to prepare a delicious batch of Bone Soup in this Halloween tale based on the beloved fable, Stone Soup. This just-scary-enough picture book comes with a recipe for Bone Soup—perfect for Halloween eating.Trick-or-treat? Trick-or-treat! We’ve something usually good to eat!One Halloween morning three witches are looking for a tasty treat and they find only a small bone in their cupboard. So they decide to go from door to door in their village to find just the right ingredients for their Bone Soup. No one in the village is convinced that soup can be made from a bone, until the littlest monster reveals just what the special ingredient should be.

Review by Publisher Summary 5

'A delight'Just the right mix of creepy and humorous, treading the line between scary and fun.' 'Kirkus Reviews'Plenty of tasty vocabulary'As ghoulishly bright as a jack-o'-lantern.' 'Publishers WeeklyThree little witches and a bunch of spooky characters come together to prepare a delicious batch of Bone Soup in this Halloween tale based on the beloved fable, Stone Soup. This just-scary-enough picture book comes with a recipe for Bone Soup'perfect for Halloween eating.Trick-or-treat? Trick-or-treat! We've something usually good to eat!One Halloween morning three witches are looking for a tasty treat and they find only a small bone in their cupboard. So they decide to go from door to door in their village to find just the right ingredients for their Bone Soup. No one in the village is convinced that soup can be made from a bone, until the littlest monster reveals just what the special ingredient should be.