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Title:
Pinch and Dash make soup
ISBN:
9781580893466

9781580893473
Publication Information:
Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, 2012.
Physical Description:
48 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
Reading Level:
420 L Lexile
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Summary:
Pinch and Dash's disagreement over the use of pepper and hot sauce in their soup ends up spoiling the meal.
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"Pinch and Dash are good friends. When Pinch gets hungry, but is too lazy to make something to eat, or to travel all the way down the street to the Chat and Chew, he goes next door to see what Dash has to offer. Dash is a great cook, but he never uses enough pepper or hot sauce in his soup. Pinch decides to take matters into his own hands and spice things up. But will the soup be delicious, or will the pair of friends have to find something else to eat for lunch?"


Author Notes

"Pinch and Dash are good friends. When Pinch gets hungry, but is too lazy to make something to eat, or to travel all the way down the street to the Chat and Chew, he goes next door to see what Dash has to offer. Dash is a great cook, but he never uses enough pepper or hot sauce in his soup. Pinch decides to take matters into his own hands and spice things up. But will the soup be delicious, or will the pair of friends have to find something else to eat for lunch?"


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-Pinch is hungry but too lazy to make his own meal and too lazy to walk to a local restaurant for some soup. He wanders over to see what his friend Dash is cooking and takes his pepper and hot sauce along (because Dash never uses enough). Pinch sees that "skinny soup" is bubbling on the stove and returns home several times for ingredients from his fridge to add to it. When he attempts to slip some pepper and hot sauce into the pot, the friends argue. While Dash is in the dining room setting the table, Pinch sneaks a sprinkle of pepper and two squirts of hot sauce into it. When Dash returns, he feels bad about arguing with his friend, who has gone to sit at the table, and adds more seasonings. With the soup now inedible, the two end up hugging and going out for lunch. Suitable for confident readers who aren't ready to tackle chapter books, the story is told through short sentences and plenty of clues in the pictures. The illustrations are a little difficult to decipher at times, but not enough to be distracting or frustrating. A good choice for libraries looking to expand the upper ranges of their beginning-reader collections.-Amy Commers, South St. Paul Public Library, MN (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Horn Book Review

Pinch, who looks as if he hasn't missed many meals, wants soup, but he's too lazy to make it. His svelte next-door neighbor Dash is making "skinny soupsoup with not much in it." Friendship and collaboration are seasoned with a touch of spicy humor in this early-reader buddy book. The sprightly pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations match the text's companionable tone. (c) Copyright 2012. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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Excerpts

Excerpts

Pinch was hungry. He looked in his soup pot. The pot was empty.             Pinch looked in his refrigerator. He saw a potato, some spinach, and a bit of cheese. Pinch was too lazy to make his own soup.             "The Chat and Chew serves soup," Pinch remembered. He was too lazy to walk that far.             "I wonder what Dash is cooking?" he asked himself. Dash was always cooking something. His kitchen would be warm. His kitchen would be full of good smells. Excerpted from Pinch and Dash Make Soup by Michael J. Daley All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.