Mean Soup

Mean Soup

by Betsy Everitt

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It has been a bad day for Horace. A very bad day. He's come home feeling mean. But guess who knows what to do? His mother, of course. Everitt's clear, rhythmic text and bright, contemporary illustrations will make even the grumpiest readers smile at Horace's mother's cure for a bad day. Full color throughout.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152002275
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/27/1995
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 150,269
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.14(d)
Lexile: 430L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 Months to 3 Years

About the Author

Betsy Everitt graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Mean Soup was inspired by her own experiences on one very bad day in 1991.

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Mean Soup 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
dtortorice on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very good book about a child named Hubert that has a bad day. When he gets home, his mom helps relieve his frustration by helping him make a batch of mean soup. In the end, Hubert is smiling again!
bplma on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A bad day at school puts Horace in a foul mood that he will not be cajoled out of--until his mother makes Mean Soup. ---Not as serious as Juanita Havill's Brianna series, nor even as the Viorst classic Alexander and the terrible, horrible no good day--still, this sweet and light hearted story works and works best as a tool to use with younger children to help them shed those bad moods brought on by everyday frustration. Everitt's book is fun and clever and charming ...and who may do for bad days what Patricia Polacco's Thundercake did for thunderstorms!
anngugat on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a great read with my just turned five year old. There were ample opportunities to stop reading the text and talk about what we were seeing in the very colorful and expressive pictures. Lots of little frustrations can quickly become overwhelming for real life kids just like they did for the little guy in this book. That is a good reminder for us adults. I loved the mom's creative way of allowing her son to express his frustrations.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
loved this book. Very fun to read with the kids
Guest More than 1 year ago
My oldest son, now 11, loved this book when he was a pre-schooler. I was unpacking some of his old books for my youngest, now 3, last week and came across this one again. My 3 year old loves the story just as much! We have read it together at least 20 times in the past week. The story is simple and touching.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I discovered this book at the library. My 3 year old chooses her own, so you never know what you get until you read them. To our suprise Kate and I loved this book so much that I bought two. One for her shelf and one for her preschool. This book is a wonderfull book for teaching how to cope with bad days. I give it 5+.