On a cold winter night, a giant is preparing soup, and every time he seasons it too much, he adds water and pours it to a larger pot. Who would eat all the delicious, hot soup? An amusing and tastefull story about individuality and togetherness.
A Giant Made Soup
Text: Nati Bait / Illustrations: Itay Bekin / Publisher: Modan
How can mistakes be corrected? Mishaps can happen, and plans often require adjusting. By learning to view difficulties or errors as challenges, we may discover surprisingly successful solutions. In this book, one correction follows another, and turns a small pot of salty soup into one big delicious meal.
If you believe breaking is possible, believe fixing is possible" (Rabbi Nachman of Breslau)
The principle of Tikkun (fixing or correcting) is a fundamental one in Judaism. The process undergone by the soup in this book reminds us of our own life experiences. Who hasn't poured too much milk into their bowl of cereal, or added too much salt to a salad? Of course, mistakes happen outside the kitchen too. Both children and grownups err in many areas, and throughout life we must cope with our, as well as others', mistakes. The above quote by Rabbi Nachman of Breslau highlights the importance of being just as convinced of our ability to fix, as we are of our ability to break – we should always try to make our mistakes into advantages, and our errors into successes. The key to doing so is believing that it is possible.
- A soup fest: You could also make soup together. Who would you invite to eat it with you?
2 large onions, chopped
3–4 cloves of garlic, crushed
4 carrots, diced
3 zucchinis, diced
3 potatoes, diced
2 cups of pumpkin, diced
A packet of celery
Some parsley or coriander
Salt, pepper, turmeric
Fry the onions and garlic in some oil until golden.
Add the vegetables, chopped herbs and spices, and stir.
Keep stirring until all the vegetables have been fried and somewhat softened.
Add boiling water, and cook until all vegetables have thoroughly softened.
Taste, adjust seasoning if necessary, and serve.
Enjoy reading the book and doing the activities together!