Mean Soup by Betsy Everitt

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It has been a bad day for Horace. A very bad day. He’s come home feeling mean. But his mother knows just what to do! “For the book Mean Soup, the recipe is as follows: (1) clever text spiced with one or two outrageous bits; (2) a grand message about getting out anger instead of locking it inside; and (3) exciting artwork as full of life as the story.”--Booklist

About Betsy Everitt

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BFA, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA. Betsy Everitt's illustrations are done in gouache on watercolor paper. Professional work has included illustrating for magazines, books, advertising, packaging, clothing and web sites, etc... She lives and works in London, England.
Published April 15, 1992 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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In this energetic picture book Mother knows the perfect recipe for a calming brew. After a horrible day at school and a rough ride home, Horace is in a foul mood. When his mother cheerfully suggests c

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Mother and son take turns screaming, growling and making faces into the simmering pot of water, stirring up a successful batch of ``mean soup.'' The text features short sentences and easy but effective vocabulary, so the story bubbles with a building excitement.

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