A Pipkin Of Pepper

A Pipkin Of Pepper


Something was bubbling in the old white cabin. What was in the cooking pot? Pumpkin Soup. Made by a Cat, a Squirrel and a Duck, waiting just for a pipkin of salt, to make it the best you ever tasted . . . But the salt jar smashes and there is none left for the Pumpkin Soup! Cat, Squirrel and Duck must go to the city to buy some more. Duck has the habit of wandering off but he promises not to get lost. But not everything goes to plan . . .

Fans of Pumpkin Soup will be delighted by this sequel with its warm and vibrant illustrations.


  • A spectacular sequel to Pumpkin Soup . . . Share Cooper's recipe for success, close the covers and then hear the cries for more

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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