The mouse has a favorite recipe. When a mouse is feeling blue, there is only one thing that can help perk him up—a big bowl of elephant soup. He doesn’t need much to make the soup—vegetables, salt and pepper, and an enormous pot—big enough to fit an elephant. The mouse can’t make the soup by himself. After all, he needs to capture an elephant. With the help of his friends,...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Lemniscaat USA
(first published March 1st 2010)
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The illustrations are irresistable, and the resolution of the star is delightful. However, the story heads one way first--with the attempt to cook an elephant into soup!--and veers to the mice playing on the elephant as if he/she is a great buddy. Odd. I wish I could have read it in the original.
When he is having a bad day, this little mouse gets all of his mice friends together to create the only remedy for bad days...elephant soup! This is a quick and cute story with a delightful surprise ending. The story mixed with the illustrations turn this book into a recipe for enjoyment!
This was a different book that hit on the idea that although you may not have everything, together you have it all. It also stressed that everyone has bad days in life and those who are true friends need to be there to pick them up and dust them off. It was an okay book.
Jan 29, 2012 Jessica Benson rated it 2 of 5 stars
This is a quick, cute story with a surprising ending. The illustrations were colorful and expressive. This books could be used to show teamwork, friendship, and using new materials to make something wonderful.
Jun 12, 2010 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
A strange, but fun little story. Our girls enjoyed the colorful and expressive illustraions. It's a short story that is fairly simple, but somehow in the translation, it feels like something was lost.
May 09, 2012 Carlee rated it 2 of 5 stars
Demonstrates teamwork and friendship in putting together the soup. Good book for introduction to cooking. Also shows that although everyone has a bad day here and there, with the help of our friends we will make it through to the next day.