Carrot Soup

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This weeks book is Carrot Soup written by John Segal.  The authors text and detailed illustrations tell the story of a rabbit who’s favorite food is carrot soup.  The book starts with the reader meeting Mr. Rabbit while he is looking through seed catalogs.  There is a great page of different kinds of carrots which engages the reader.  Mr. Rabbit plows, plants, waters, weeds, and waits for his carrots to be ready.  When harvest day arrives he doesn’t find any carrots!  They have all disappeared!  As he tries to figure out what happened to his carrots, the reader can find clues in the background which helps them predict the outcome of the story.  At the end of the book you will find Mr. Rabbits recipe for carrot soup.  We made this recipe and found it to be delicious!!

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After reading Carrot Soup we thought it would be fun to make carrots and put them in some dirt.  The supplies you will need include:

–  orange and green candy melts

–  dipping pretzel sticks

– 2 mason jars (much easier to use for dipping the pretzel sticks)

–  Oreos

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Melt the orange candy according to the package.  Next you will dip the pretzel and place on parchment paper to harden.  We put ours in the fridge to speed this process.  After the orange s set, dip the remaining part of the pretzel in the green candy melts and place those onto the parchment paper to harden.  After the candy has dried, I used a toothpick to make little carrot marks.  For the final step, put oreos in the food processor and grind them up until they have a dirt look to them.

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Toss some “dirt” into cups and add your carrots.  How easy was that?  And so much fun for the Little Chefs.
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Check at previous book posts including Horton Hatches the Egg, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Ten Apples Up On Top.



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