Growing Vegetable Soup!

I love this children's book for Early Readers called Growing Vegetable Soup written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert. Right now in the early part of May, you will find my vegetable garden growing rapidly with a little water and plenty of California sunshine!

First Sentence:

Dad says we are going to grow vegetable soup.

Product Details

  • Reading level: Baby-Preschool
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Sandpiper (May 15, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0152325816
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152325817

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

The title says everything the book contains. First, there is the idea, then the actual work: tools are employed for planting seeds that grow first into sprouts, then into plants and then vegetables. The process involves water, weeding, digging up and washing; finally, there is the reward of cooking the vegetables and, yes, eating the soupthe end of the chain, at least this year. The book provides a healthy dose of completely digestible information on growing and nurturing living things; it's also a zesty introduction to vivid, abstract art. Both Ehlert's illustrations and her basic instructions shed light and color on the simple pleasures of gardening. Ages 3-8.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 1 This is the boldest, brassiest garden book to hit the market, and what a delight. Intensely colored graphics capture the complete growing process from seed to the cooking pot, with the focus on the plants. The unseen narrator describes the process of growing vegetable soup, from preparing the tools and digging holes for the seeds to weeding plants; picking vegetables; washing, chopping, and cooking them and finally enjoying the homemade soup while planning to grow more next year. It's a fresh presentation of the gardening cycle with a joyful conclusion and the added attraction of an easy and tasty recipe for vegetable soup on the flyleaf. A book to help nourish healthy readers. Barbara Peklo Serling, Oneida City Schools, N.Y.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About The Author


LOIS EHLERT has created many picture books, including Leaf Man, Pie in the Sky, In My World, Growing Vegetable Soup, Planting a Rainbow, and the bestselling Waiting for Wings. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

My Thoughts

What I love most about  Growing Vegetable Soup is that the illustrations by Lois Ehlert show children how vegetables grow in a garden and where food really comes from. The author of Growing Vegetable Soup, Lois Ehlert, is an avid gardener like myself. I find gardening very rewarding and fun!

On the pages of Growing Vegetable Soup, children will see zucchini squash, onion sets, green beans, corn, tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, peas,broccoli, potatoes, and weeds. Great book for early readers with very vibrant pictures! 4 stars!

Growing Vegetable Soup (Voyager Books)

My front garden is coming along nicely:

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