A Spooky Tasty Tale
By: Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Illustrated by: Tom Knight
Published: July 24, 2018
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
The beloved fable STONE SOUP is retold with a Halloween twist. Share the story of a community of witches, ghouls, ghosts, and monsters coming together to make a soup for everyone to eat together.
There are repetitive texts and onomatopeias throughout the story like “Piff Poof”, so after just a couple of readings, your youngest will be able to join in the telling of the story. The illustrations are adorable with just the sweetest little witch and not too scary monsters. The ingredients of Bone Soup may be a bit different from Stone Soup, but the idea of getting each ingredient from a member of their community teaches kids the importance of coming together for a common cause and that something can be made from nothing when everyone works together. Teamwork, taking little steps, hard work, and perseverance are all lessons to be learned from this much-loved fable.
The end of the book includes the recipe for Bone Soup with substitutions for real food. But, making this soup and reading this book could become a new Halloween tradition for your family. I can just see kids giggling when you add the eye of a giant (onion) or colored flies (red pepper flakes) to the soup.
Alyssa Satin Capucilli is the award-winning creator and author of the popular Biscuit books and the Katy Duck series. A professional dancer as well as a writer, Alyssa lives with her family in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. To learn more, and to download a free story hour kit for Bone Soup, visit her website: alyssacapucilli.com.
Tom Knight was a graphic designer until he found that true happiness is drawing pictures for a living. He has illustrated numerous children’s books and loves a good bone soup! He lives on Mersea Island, England, with his wife, Tabby and their two boys. Knight can often be found plucking away on stringed instruments when he isn’t drawing. Find out more by clicking, HERE.
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