Deep in the woods in an old white cabin, three friends make their pumpkin soup the same way every day. The Cat slices up the pumpkin, the Squirrel stirs in the water, and the Duck tips in just enough salt. But one day the Duck wants to stir instead, and then there is a horrible squabble, and he leaves the cabin in a huff. It isn’t long before the Cat and the Squirrel start to worry about him and begin a search for their friend. Rendered in pictures richly evoking autumn, Helen Cooper’s delightful story will resonate with a child who has known the difficulties that come with friendship.
This delightful pumpkin-themed book can be used in speech therapy to address teamwork and friendships as well as grammar concepts; past tense and linguistic verbs. It is also great for illustration study and for targeting vocabulary! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Pumpkin Soup in speech therapy below: