for A Pipkin of Pepper by Helen Cooper
Cat, Squirrel, and Duck, from Cooper’s Greenaway award-winning Pump kin Soup (1999), are back and busy preparing their favorite pumpkin soup when they discover they are unfortunately out of salt. Duck, who has a habit of wandering off, insists on accompanying Cat and Squirrel on their shop ping trip to the city. He promises to “hold on tight” and not get lost. But, when he spies a pepper shop and imagines peppered pumpkin soup, he forgets his friends. There follows a great flurry of searching by police dogs and fire dogs. All ends well: the trio is reunited and the soup is delicious. Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year, IRA-CBC Children’s Choices. mjw
Originally published by Random House/ Doubleday Great Britain, in 2004.
Something was bubbling in the old white cabin.
What was in the cooking pot?
Made by a Cat, a Squirrel and a Duck,
Waiting just for a pipkin of salt,
To make it the best you ever tasted...
But the salt jar smashes and there is none left for the Pumpkin Soup! Cat, Squirrel and Duck must go to the city to buy some more. Duck has the habit of wandering off but he promises not to get lost. But not everything goes to plan.
This sequel with its warm and vibrant illustrations will delight fans of Pumpkin Soup.
"From the Hardcover edition.