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Title:
Slop goes the soup
Author:
Edwards, Pamela Duncan.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Hyperion Books for Children, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary:
When a warthog sneezes while carrying soup to the table, he begins an onomatopoeic chain reaction that involves the whole family.
General Note:
"A noisy warthog word book."
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780786804696

9780786824113
Format :
Book

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Summary

A-a-a-a-choo! What happens when a warthog sneezes? First, the soup slops; then someone slithers, and the lamp begins to wobble...Before long, the whole house is a mess! This clever book combines clumsy warthogs with onomatopoeia--the use of words that sound like their meaning--and produces some very slippery results.


Author Notes

Pamela Duncan Edwards was born in England. She became a school librarian when she moved to the United States with her husband and children. She eventually started writing children's books. Her works include Livingstone Mouse; Roar! A Noisy Counting Book; The Worrywarts; Clara Caterpillar; Wake-Up Kisses; Dear Tooth Fairy; McGillycuddy Could!; and The Neat Line.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 2-4. A raucous cacophony drives this follow-up to Warthogs in the Kitchen: A Sloppy Counting Book (1998) and Warthogs Paint: A Messy Color Book [BKL Je 1 & 15 01]. Told almost entirely through onomatopoeia, the story describes the disorderly warthogs' disaster as they prepare for a dinner party. One sneeze sets off a chain reaction of spilled soup, toppled furniture, skidding hooves, and flying toys ("A-A-A-A-choo!" "slop," "slither," "crash,"), followed by frenzied cleaning ("swish," "splash") and cooking before the guests arrive. All's well until someone sneezes and . . . . Each sound word is printed in large, lively color as the bright, playful paint-and-pen illustrations depict all the rambunctious antics and story gaps left by the spare text. Preschoolers will delight in the noisy mishaps and chant along with each new sound. A concluding note explains onomatopoeia and invites kids to create their own words for familiar sounds. --Gillian Engberg


Publisher's Weekly Review

The stars of Warthogs in the Kitchen team up again in Slop Goes the Soup: A Noisy Warthog Word Book by Pamela Duncan Edwards, illus. by Henry Cole. The author uses onomatopoeia to demonstrate how a simple sneeze sets off a messy chain of events for a pair of dinner-prepping warthogs. A note in the back explains onomatopoeia and challenges children to create their own noisy story. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-The lovable, hapless creatures from Warthogs in the Kitchen: A Sloppy Counting Book (Hyperion, 1998) are cooking soup for their dinner party, with mishaps occurring from the very first sneeze to the one at the end, which will likely start trouble all over again. The onomatopoeic sounds will delight youngsters. Cole's pen, colored-pencil, and watercolor pictures complement so very well the chaos in the kitchen, even down to the detail of the little blue teddy bear that, once again, ends up in the dessert. Match this title with Lucy Cousins's What Can Rabbit Hear? (Walker, 1991; o.p.) and Bill Martin, Jr.'s Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? (Holt, 1995) for a rousing storytime. It's lots of fun for lap-sits, too.-Kay Bowes, Concord Pike Library, Wilmington, DE (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.