Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup

Celebrate 25 years of this timeless classic


Celebrate 25 years of Pumpkin Soup with Cat, Duck and Squirrel

"Deep in the woods, there's an old white cabin with pumpkins in the garden.

There's a good smell of soup and at night, with luck,

You might see a bagpiping Cat through the window and a Squirrel with a banjo,

And a small singing Duck."

Cat, Duck and Squirrel spend their days making pumpkin soup. Cat slices, Squirrel stirs and Duck adds the salt.

But, when Duck decides that he wants to stir the soup, they start to squabble.

A beloved, rhythmic story about the importance of sharing, this 25th anniversary edition of Pumpkin Soup belongs in every child's bedroom. Illustrated in autumnal colours, this story is the perfect bedtime read.

"Thanks to Cooper's uncanny ability to capture the dynamics of friendship, children will be able to laugh at this trio and themselves" - Publishers Weekly

"Wonderfully atmospheric" - Story Snug

About the author

Helen Cooper

Helen Cooper is an author and illustrator whose work includes classic picture books such as The Bear Under the Stairs, Pumpkin Soup, The Baby Who Wouldn’t Go to Bed and Tatty Ratty. Her books have been translated into 30 languages and won many awards including the Library Association Kate Greenaway Medal – twice.

More recently she has collaborated as a writer with other illustrators. Notably, Saving the Butterfly, illustrated by Gill Smith, which was published in 2022. She has also written and illustrated children’s MG fiction and the latest – The Taming of the Cat – published in October 2023.
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