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Parents' Guide to

Chicken Soup With Rice

By Peter Lewis, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Each month has a poem with the soup theme.

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Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 3+

Chicken soup with rice, a book of months

Recommend this book for ages 3 and up for learning names of months of the year ! See a read aloud reading of it :
age 3+

I love this book!!!!

Ok so im 21 and i read this book in Kindergarden but i still think its a great book and i will still love it when im old!!!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Sendak delivers a charming little book of poems and creatively maintains the chicken-soup-with-rice theme all the way through. Each poem is well crafted, and the artwork gives the book a warm feeling, much like chicken soup itself. There is a child's sensibility at work in the notions of a whale spouting chicken soup and of floating down the soupy Nile.

After a few readings, the words "chicken soup with rice" become like good-luck pieces that can be deployed on many occasions: Anything that's genuinely worthwhile, anything that sees you through -- that's chicken soup with rice. When a feverish 4-year-old asks for chicken soup with rice, a parent knows he or she is in the presence of something elemental.

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