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click here for the Reading A-Z version of Stone Soup (Level D)--Kindergarten
by Ann McGovern
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poem...Cooking Stone Soup ...
Stone Soup coloring page & song for kids
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story vocabulary cut-outs
... use for retelling the story or vocabulary flashcards
also includes text of story
--Here's the beginning: "Once there was a young woman who was traveling around the country, seeing what she could see. She sometimes did odd jobs to help pay for her trip. But there came a day when she ran out of money and food at the same time. On the same day that she ran out of money and food, she happened upon a small village. She thought that in this village she was sure to find someone that would give her a bit of food....."
Stone Soup Recipe
Cooking with Kids -- Stone Soup
...describes a cooking activity in which kids help by adding vegetables to make 'Stone Soup'
read Stone Soup online
.....This version has animals for the characters. A dog is the main character.
Here's the beginning of the story...
A hungry traveler had been roaming the countryside for a long time, and he hadn't eaten a good meal in quite a while. One day the traveler spotted a lovely village off in the distance.
The hungry traveler became very excited and said to himself, "I'm bound to find someone in the village who will share a meal with me."
As the traveler hurried to the town, he tripped over a stone in the road. The stone was not like any that the traveler had ever seen before. It was perfectly smooth and oval in shape.
The traveler looked at the stone carefully and decided he would keep it. "You never know when a stone like this might come in handy," he said.
... by Eric Kimmel .... book level 3.5 (AR)
This version is set in the Mexico of the Zapatistas, and it's a regiment of revolutionaries who suggest cactus-spine soup to villagers made stingy by a mayor who warns that soldiers "eat like wolves!" But cactus soup, of course, isn't as tasty without salt, pepper, chiles
onions, beans, and a chicken or two . . . "But why ask for what you don't have?" Soon missing ingredients materialize by the basketful, resulting in a splendid feast for the hungry soldiers and a rousing fiesta for all.
(summary from Booklist)
... by David Davis
Chili's good, so is barbecue, but nothing's finer than
! No money? No problem! In this sunny, funny western-style take on the famous folktale “Stone Soup,” two penniless but wily vaqueros (cowboys) trick a whole town into cooking a giant pot of stew for everyone to share.
Davis (Texas Aesop's Fables) offers a Western version of the "Stone Soup" folktale. He uses a "
" in the place of the stone and sets the action in a town named Skinflint—populated by a collection of pompous misers who fall like ninepins for the sly patter of Slim and Luis. "This stew smells good, muchachos," Luis says. "Not as tasty as that batch over in Dog Leg Gulch—but good." When Slim says, "It can't be helped, amigo. We had potatoes in Dog Leg Gulch. This is Skinflint," a lawyer goes scurrying for potatoes. Repeated motifs ("Chili's good,/ so is barbecue,/ but nothing's finer than/ fandango stew!") and the mix of cowboy lingo and Spanish words add to the book's read-aloud charm.
(review by Publisher's Weekly)
... by Susan Stevens Crummel & Janet Stevens
Jack Rabbit says it's a great day to make
stew, but who wants to eat that? With a bit of ingenuity, Jack soon has everyone from Armadillo to Vulture adding something to his delectable stew.
... by Doris Orgel ... book level 2.6 (AR)
In this modern version of the French folktale, Rag-Tag Meg shows the neighborhood how to make a delicious pot of soup while starting with only water and an
old wooden button
Daisy tricks her stingy Uncle Scrooge into making enough soup for the whole town...using just one button.
...by Aubrey Davis ... book level 2.6 (AR)
.....a Hanukkah-inspired version of Stone Soup...
On a dark winter's night, a ragged beggar dreams of a warm hearth and a delicious meal — and sets out to find just that. In this retelling of the classic folk tale "Stone Soup," a stranger teaches the poor villagers what can be accomplished with a
and a little cooperation.
... by Tony Bonning ... book level 2.7 (AR)
When all the animals are too mean to share their food with Fox, he decides to make some stone soup....WHAT?! Soup from a stone? Impossible! But with a little bit of cunning, Fox makes the soup taste simply delicious!
Fox Tale Soup
is the perfect recipe for a scrumptious retelling of a traditional tale.
... by David Gershator ... book level 3.0 (AR)
... click here for more with this book...........
Can a shell really make soup?
It might, if it's a brown-and-white West Indian shell, fresh from the sea. All it needs is a master soup-maker, like Granny, to stir the pot--and a little help from the folks in Market Square. Who wouldn't be willing to lend a hand to cook up some kallaloo, a soup famous from Jamaica to Trinidad? But there's one final ingredient missing--and even the magic shell forgot to mention it!.
... by Loris Lesynski ...
When Giant wakes up with a big hurting head and a sore raspy throat, he finds the cure is a bowl of Boy Soup! Giant captures five boys and Kate, who all protest his plan. But Kate soon comes up with her own remedy and convinces the Giant that the soup should be made, not of boys, but by boys. (summary from
Also on Tumblebooks:
When a boy embarks on an innocent walk through the woods, he falls into the clutches of an ugly harridan. "I'm the Witch of the Woods!" she cackles. "I'm going to fix myself a nice pot of Little Boy Soup for supper!" As if the poor boy didn't have enough to worry about, the witch sets him to work preparing the very vegetables that will accompany him in the stew. Making clever use of the time it takes to peel, chop and slice, the boy challenges his captor to prove her powers by turning herself into an elephant, a monkey and, finally, a fly. While the witch buzzes around as an insect, the resourceful lad gives her a good swat with the broom. Derived from a popular theme, this version of the exploits of the Witch in the Woods is told in simple but expressive language, employing adjectives and adverbs that add spice to the text. (summary from
Publishers Weekly at Amazon
One morning Baba Yaga wakes up on the wrong side of the bed, something "a witch ought never do." Her day worsens when she breaks her spectacles. When she encounters Ivan the Fool, he is pushing a wheelbarrow filled with dirt clods. Because she can't see, Baba Yaga mistakes it for a "sweet pink pig" and decides to have pork for supper. She threatens, cajoles, and finally barters with Ivan for the "pig." The result is a series of trades, as they each think they are outsmarting the other. In the end, Ivan does give her a pig, but she mistakes it for a pile of dirt clods and sends him away with it. That evening, she develops a stomachache and thinks that her "belches smelled a bit like a damp dirt cellar." This funny tale presents a benign witch who is rarely a threat to Ivan. The humor is reinforced through Johnson's comic illustrations.
The large size of the illustrations and the pure silliness of the tale make this a freewheeling and fanciful read-aloud.
Alvie eats soup. And that’s ALL he eats. No swapping. No sampling. Just soup. Alvie’s parents are at their wits’ end. And then it gets worse: Alvie’s Granny Francesca is coming to town…the famous Gourmet Granny, Chef extraordinaire! What will she say? What will she do? Could this visit be the icing on the…..soup?
(summary from book jacket)
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