Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan*The review here is notes I wrote on the book at least a year ago (if not longer). I didnt have time to write it up then, so I scribbled some notes down so I could write one later that day... then apparently lost the note, and totally forgot. Whoops!*
Nice illustrations & story; it seems a little slow at times, but the author interjects humour throughout to try to keep readers interested. Its a good way to introduce the subject of poverty or homelessness to children, or to encourage kids at helping out in their communities.
It could have been improved, like if the author had added a list of ways that kids could help out in their communities, like helping gather donations in their schools and such.
Uncle Willie and the soup kitchen
A gentle and age-appropiate introduction to two key issues of our time—hunger and homelessness—from a kid's point of view. This empathy-building book is good for sharing at home or in a classroom. The varied needs of the individuals there become clear to the young narrator. The watercolors use earthtones and careful detail to illustrate aptly the warm, friendly story," according to The Horn Book. The difficult lives of those fed including children --as well as the friendly, nonintrusive attitude of the kitchen workers toward them--are presented sensitively but without sentimentality. She lives in Philadelphia. Convert currency.
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This picture book presents children with a fictional view of a soup kitchen in a big city. The main character, a young boy, is visiting his Uncle Willie who works there every single day. He gets an inside view at the turmoil in the lives of the people that visit this soup kitchen daily. He sees the adults and their difficult lives, and he even sees the children that are there. Uncle Willie makes the soup kitchen seem warm and inviting! I personally loved this story!
The Mummies- Uncle Willie
The difficult lives of those fed including children --as well as the friendly, nonintrusive attitude of the kitchen workers toward them--are presented sensitively but without sentimentality. Based on the actual volunteer experience of the author, this picture book provides a look into the soup kitchen without an overly sentimental view of the hungry or a dose of pessimism for the reader A little boy is curious as to why his uncle volunteers at a soup kitchen. The little boy does not understand why people do not just eat at home with their family. His uncle tries to explain to him She lives in Philadelphia. In Her Own Words
Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen. The narrator is curious about Uncle Willie's soup kitchen. He wonders about the soup kitchen and one day decides to go with Uncle Willie to help in the soup kitchen. At first, he is confused and does not understand what the soup kitchen is for and why Uncle Willie and the other workers in the soup kitchen want to help other people who don't have there own money to buy their own food. The narrator decides to help Uncle Willie and the workers in the soup kitchen. He figures out that helping other people makes you feel better about yourself.