“I remember reading this repeatedly as a kid, but I'm not sure I totally got the message. Now, I love what it has to say about everyone giving a little. Great for people of all ages, I think!”see full review » see other reviews »
“This book is a retold classic about a man who was weak due to a long journey. When he came across a house he asked for food, however when the old lady declined to help him, he fooled her in to making soup with a stone. this story ends with a great moral for all children. Although a great story the illustrations in this version are bit frightening. I think this book would be a great way of explaining the importance of sharing to children. ”Janae wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“good old funny story”Diane Boltz wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“4-8 years old, preschool to third grade.
This book is about a young, hungry boy that has been walking for days. He comes across a little house with a little lady inside and decides to make soup with just a stone he found in the driveway. She doesn't believe soup can be made from a stone and while she's thinking about it the boy tricks her into adding multiples ingredients to make the soup "fit for a king".
I really enjoyed this book, I remember reading it as a child and it brought back some memories. Some people criticize the book because the boy tricked the old lady into feeding him but I still like it. And the children will think stone soup is funny as well, it will keep them interested to see what else goes into it.
Teachers can use this to start a cooking lesson. each student could bring in a different ingredient. ”
“I remember reading this repeatedly as a kid, but I'm not sure I totally got the message. Now, I love what it has to say about everyone giving a little. Great for people of all ages, I think!”Tracy wrote this review Tuesday, November 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
Curriculars-Language Arts, Social Studies
#folk tale #traditional literature”
“A selfish man gets convinced into making a gourmet soup.”Gage Gwaltney wrote this review Tuesday, April 30, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Wonderful illustrations, wonderful story. These hungry soldiers come into town hoping the villagers will help feed them, but everyone's busy guarding their food and keeping it for themselves. So the soldiers trick the villagers into contributing to "stone soup"--and all they do is bring the idea. Once everyone's invested in contributing a little something, everyone gets to enjoy the result. I liked that the soldiers didn't have to shame the villagers into helping them and also didn't go hungry; they just came up with the ideas and the villagers were suddenly amiable, intrigued by this "stone soup" idea.
At my nursery school when I was a child, we read this book and enjoyed it so much that we decided to make our own stone soup in class. I remember the teacher bringing in the stones and assuring us that they were clean. I don't remember how we actually made soup, though; we each had to bring something just like in the story, but it's hard to figure out how we could have actually made soup in the classroom. Maybe we did and I just don't remember.”
“This book is extremely popular in the world of education. I would love to discuss the moral and ethic issues that arise with my students.”Maria wrote this review Friday, April 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A traveler unites a stingy town. Stone soup is delicious. Don't be stingy. Share your food!”AARON THIEN wrote this review Wednesday, December 5, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No