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BONE SOUP by Cambria Evans

BONE SOUP

By Cambria Evans

Age Range: 4 - 8

Pub Date: Sept. 8th, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-618-80908-0

Finnigin the monster is something of an itinerant Eater, carrying his eating stool, spoon and, of course, “gigantic eating mouth” with him wherever he goes. When he happens upon a village populated by witches, ghouls and mummies, he finds his reputation precedes him, and the bogeys have stashed their yummies away. Finnigin’s a canny Eater, though, and he makes a show of whipping up a batch of bone soup, with results anyone familiar with the traditional tale of “Stone Soup” will recognize. Evans’s smiling, round-headed ghasts will terrify no one; the black-and-bile palette provides all the Halloween atmosphere young readers could desire. (Picture book. 4-8)