FAMOUS SEAWEED SOUP by Antoinette Truglio Martin

FAMOUS SEAWEED SOUP

Age Range: 3 - 7

KIRKUS REVIEW

 In her first book, Martin structures a family visit to the beach around a clever inversion of ``The Little Red Hen.'' Nobody helps Sara make her soup of seaweed (two kinds), snails, and ``smelly stuff'' from a beachcombing--her parents are busy putting on sunscreen, fixing lunch, taking care of the baby, or reading. Sara doesn't mind at all; she stirs up her concoction with a feather and exacts her penalty: those who didn't help must eat it! Which they cheerfully do, with much slurping and, presumably, little swallowing. An engaging approach to a popular subject, winningly visualized in Westcott's lively illustrations; she summons up the seaside flavor in dozens of deftly captured details--the curl of a sandy bare toe, a curious gull's cocked head, a relaxed parent's smile. Nice. (Picture book. 3-7)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-8075-2263-5
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Whitman
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 1993




MORE BY NADINE BERNARD WESTCOTT

ChildrenWHAT'S IN THERE? by Robie H. Harris
by Robie H. Harris
ChildrenWHO'S IN MY FAMILY? by Robie H. Harris
by Robie H. Harris
ChildrenWHO HAS WHAT? by Robie H. Harris
by Robie H. Harris