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Stink Soup

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  18 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
A summer trip abounding in tomatoes and mischief

Annabelle and her little brother, Willie, are spending the week at Granny's. Annabelle, who has promised to keep her brother out of trouble, can't decide which is worse: being responsible for Willie, or helping Granny prepare tomatoes -- which Annabelle hates -- for home canning. Willie escapes his sister's surveillance to la
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 8th 2004 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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The Brothers
A girl and her misbehaving brother spend a week at Grandma's farm. The girl is helping Grandma get in her tomato crop (and can it into soup) while her brother mainly just gets into trouble. The girl doesn't like drinking the tomato concoction, but doesn't have the guts to tell Grandma. Luckily(?), her brother's mischief finds another use for the soup!

Nice illustrations.
Jul 24, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: farm, grandmothers, skunks
Brother and sister spend a week at Granny's canning tomatoes. When Brother Willie tries to put the scare on a polecat (skunk) everyone walks away with a new scent. The tomatoes are put to use for bathing to get the smell out, which Sister Annabelle is pretty thankful for because she was dreading having to eat them anyway.

Humorous, recommended for grades 3-5.
Traci Bold
Sep 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Tomato juice is good for whatever ails you but when you don't like tomatoes, the cure seems like a poison.

#funny #PB #siblings #farmlife

Written by Jill Esbaum, illustrated by roger Roth and published by Farrar Straus Giroux.
Apr 19, 2010 rated it liked it
Funny story about making tomato juice and using it for surprising reasons. Good for a harvest-time lesson.
Jan 02, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens
Too much is happening in this story, but the illustrations are engaging.
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The end was funny and gratifying, but the whole book up until that point drove me crazy! The Mom and Grandmother obviously couldn't control the little boy, so how in the world did they expect the older sister to control him? Bad parenting all around, and the poor girl got such a bad rap! This might frustrate young readers as well, but since the boy gets his in the end, they should be satisfied.
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