Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen

written and illustrated by DyAnne DiSalvo

"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. With a note about soup kitchens introducing the story, this is informative and new, but not scary."



"A boy wonders about the people he sees on his city's streets until he goes to the soup kitchen where his uncle works. The varied needs of the individuals ther become clear to the young narrator. The watercolors use earthtones and careful detail to illustrate aptly the warm, friendly story.

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