Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus by Tom Knight
(July 24, 2018; Paula Wiseman Books/S&S;
ages 4-8; 32 pages)
This is such fun twist on the beloved Stone Soup fable!
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.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book is a new twist on a long told tale. I love that this book shows how you can make something from what seems to be nothing at the start. With the help of many friendly monsters they all pull their resources and make something very yummy. I love that it only take a little bit of each thing to make something fantastic for all to share. This story is perfect to teach cooperation, the beauty of working together, the power of giving small gifts and the delight of being a small part of something bigger. I just love this story. It is perfect for the upcoming Halloween holiday!
A recipe for soup (a real soup with substitutions--e.g., "eye of a giant," is really an onion, "earthworms" are fusilli pasta, etc) is included at the end! Plus there's a darling activity kit here.
Alyssa Satin Capucilli is the award-winning creator and author of the Katy Duck series and the bestselling Biscuit series, which has sold over twenty-eight million copies. A professional dancer as well as a writer, she lives with her family in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. To learn more, and to download a free story hour kit for Bone Soup, visit her website: alyssacapucilli.com.