The Most Delicious Soup and Other Stories

Berbay Pub. Feb. 2024. 36p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781922610614.
Gr 1-3–Translated from the original Spanish, this picture book is a collection of tales from Villa Verde, a town where animals walk, talk, and learn lessons, just like people. The muted watercolor illustrations allow readers to take in the entire page with no obvious focal point. Short tales about having a pet, being grateful, or changing plans give early readers bite-sized chunks to decipher, or they can breeze through the whole book if they want. A comparison can be made to Richard Scarry’s famous Busytown books; there’s always something going on in each corner of the picture.
VERDICT Sweet fable-like stories and soft illustrations make for a lovely picture book. An additional purchase.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing