Winning Year: 1998
Illustrator: Helen Cooper
Title: Pumpkin Soup

Original Publisher: Doubleday
Current Publisher: Corgi
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0552545104
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Cat, Duck and Squirrel live in an old white cabin, with a pumpkin patch in the garden. Every day Cat slices up some pumpkin, Squirrel stirs in some water and Duck tips in some salt to make perfect pumpkin soup, until the day Duck wants to do the stirring.

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Helen Cooper was born in London in 1963. She left school at 18 after taking A-levels and got a day job painting china animals. In the evening she played in a rock band and studied for her music degree. After qualifying as a music teacher, she became interested in children's book illustration and used the library to teach herself about art.

Helen is married to author/illustrator Ted Dewan. They have one daughter and live in Oxford.




pumpkin soup is a charming story about three best friends.IT IS A FANTASTIC TALE THAT EVERY SMALL CHILD WOULD ADORE

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