Soap Soup: and Other Verses (I Can Read Book 2)

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"Though the words [in this collection of free-verse poems] are simple and the humor direct, there's an inner core of meaning for thoughtful readers to ponder, while the deft play with sounds is delightful. Cheerfully unassuming illustrations make a perfect complement." —K.

Notable Children's Books of 1993 (ALA)
100 Books for Reading and Sharing 1992 (NY Public Library)

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Karla Kuskin wrote more than fifty books for children, including the Philharmonic Gets Dressed, Green as a Bean, and Moon, Have You Met My Mother She was the winner of the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry, among other honors. And once, long ago, may have given her son a woolly red hat.

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``Ice and cream./Sleep and dream./Some words seem/to go together,'' remarks Kuskin early in this casual-seeming but carefully crafted cycle of verses, whose ideas move as smoothly from one to the next as the ``Wind and weather'' on the first page. Parts of the body (``This is the way a mouth goes./Up: smile./Down: frown./Bottom lip stuck out:/pout.''); food (the title's concoction is brewed for a former friend); people observed, admired, or deplored; then back to the self, this time within (``There is a me inside of me,/inside/the outside me/you see''). Though the words here are simple and the humor direct, there's an inner core of meaning for thoughtful readers to ponder, while the deft play with sounds is delightful. The cheerfully unassuming illustrations, often interspersed with the words, make a perfect complement. (Poetry/Easy reader. 4-8) -- Copyright 1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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