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Paperback Mean Soup Book

ISBN: 0152002278

ISBN13: 9780152002275

Mean Soup

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Book Overview

It has been a bad day for Horace. A very bad day. He's come home feeling mean. But his mother knows just what to do! "For the book Mean Soup, the recipe is as follows: (1) clever text spiced with one or two outrageous bits; (2) a grand message about getting out anger instead of locking it inside; and (3) exciting artwork as full of life as the story."--Booklist

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

A Cute Way To Relieve Stress

Horace has had to deal with quite a bit today, and when he gets home from school he is definitely in a very, very bad mood; so bad in fact, that he "hisses" at his mother when she greets him at the door! After his temper tantrum (which really is adorable, not bratty!), his mother suggests that they make soup. Still feeling mean, Horace watches in astonishment as his mother finds an incredibly funny (and ingenious) way to lure him out of his bad mood.Thoughtful, creative and beautifully illustrated, MEAN SOUP teaches children how to act out their anger and frustration in a positive, fun way. Don't just settle for a library copy of this book. It is definitely worth a buy. You will be reading it over and over again as a pleasant, subtle reminder to children who, like Horace, are having a tough time dealing with tough days!Approximately 14 pages. One sentence and a beautiful illustration on each page. Some blends and sight words present... The recommended reading level for this book is ages 4-8. I would say that perhaps advanced pre-school (read aloud - child should have good comprehension skills) to remedial 2nd is more like it. The main idea is for a varied audience, but certainly not the reading level.

The bright 2-dimensional pictures and oh! Poor Horace!

Maybe it's because Horace's mom reminds me of my own mom. Between the beautiful pictures and Horace's horrible day, this is a great book. I love how his mother handles it. This book displays how we can help children to express themselves and their frustrations in creative and nondestructive ways.

WONDERFUL!

REALLY, I ENJOY THIS BOOK MORE THAN MY 4 YEAR OLD. IT IS GREAT THERAPY FOR BAD DAYS; ALWAYS SURE TO BRING A SMILE!

A winner!!!

Brilliantly illustrated and engagingly told, this is the story of how a very wise mom helps her son deal with feelings of anger and frustration. Little Horace has had a really rough day, and is initially unreceptive to his mother's attempts to cheer him up. He quickly changes his mind, however, as his mother uses humor and creativity to allow him to express himself--safely. The ending is heart-warming and reassuring. I've used this book for years as both an educator and a mother, and it's a hit every time!

Express Yourself - A Great Read!

My children enjoy this book because it reflects a feeling that they often feel but can't always express - I like it because so few books actually do talk about this feeling in a constructive way - ANGER! This book takes a look at how children often express their anger, and how an understanding mom helps her son work through it in a fun way, that doesn't hurt anyone. The pictures are colorful and fun, and my kids love to make the growls and screams along with the boy in the book. It is a great read!
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