What kind of concoction calls for imported eyeballs, toenail
clippings, wilted dandelions, and spider eggs? Why Bone
Soup, of course!
Bone Soup (September 2008; Houghton Mifflin), by the
former Martha Stewart Omnimedia art director and product
freelancer Cambria Evans, is a charming new picture book
guaranteed to make you smile.
Finnigin, our voracious protagonist, is always on the lookout
for a yummy meal to fill his rather skeletal frame. But all the
local witches, werewolves, and other sundry goblins know
that Finnigin will eat them out of house and home if they
invite him over.
Finnigin finds himself alone, but undaunted, and sets out to entice the town into taking part in the creation
of a truly ghoulish goulash. After all, Bone Soup, like so much else, is better when you have friends to
share it with . . .
Parents and kids alike will delight in this new take on the stone soup folktale, tailored specifically for
ghosts and goblins, and coming out just in time for Halloween!