We read ‘Stone Soup’ recently.Our library was out of the original copy of ‘Stone Soup’ by Marcia Brown but we wanted to read it anyway,so we checked out the adaptation of the story book by John J. Muth.I love the watercolor pictures used to tell the stories in a shade of blue and gray,sort of set in,what looks like a foggy day. This adapted story is set in China and involves three monks,Hok,Lok,Seiw who are landed in the village at the foothill of mountains.Instead of being greeted by villagers with open arms,they instead were greeted with skepticism,distrust and closed doors.They asked themselves this question,”What makes one Happy?Oldest and wisest monk,Siew,had an idea ,he came up with ‘Stone soup’ which ended up bringing the entire village close together. Meanwhile,I asked the same question to my five year old daughter,her answer was “Playing with my friends”,then i repeated it to my 3 year old boy .His candid answer was “Yogurt with sprinkles”.Yes,my boy loves the yogurt with green and blue sprinkles...Read More
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