Something was bubbling in the old white cabin. What was in the cooking pot? Pumpkin Soup. Made by a Cat, a Squirrel and a Duck, waiting just for a pipkin of salt, to make it the best you ever tasted. But the salt jar smashes and there is none left for the Pumpkin Soup! Cat, Squirrel and Duck must go to the city to buy some more. Duck has the habit of wandering off but he promises not to get lost. But not everything goes to plan...Fans of Pumpkin Soup will be delighted by this sequel with its warm and vibrant illustrations.
Helen Cooper is the only illustrator ever to win the highly prestigious Kate Greenaway Award for two consecutive books- The Baby Who Wouldn't Go To Bed, 1996 and Pumpkin Soup, 1998. She has had several other successful titles published by Doubleday including Little Monster Did It! and The Bear Under the Stairs, which won the Smarties Young Judges' Award in 1994. Both are now perennial favourites in nurseries, schools, libraries and bookshops. Helen is married to author/illustrator Ted Dewan. They have one daughter and live in Oxford.