Having the recipe for the Pumpkin Vegetable Soup at the close of the book means you could easily turn it into a day long activity – story reading, soup making, re-tell the story, soup eating. You could even visit a goat-herd to add to the enjoyment of the book.
For me, this lovely story combines the folktale “Stone Soup” with “Mary had a Little Lamb”. In other words, it is a singable book. Check out the video to see how I share this story.