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A Waldorf book review ~ Wish Soup

Wish Soup and other seasonal tales

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Wish Soup has captivated the hearts and minds of my little people.

Each evening as I sing ‘It’s time to tell a story, a story, a story. It’s time to tell a story and get ready for bed’, they happily call out ‘Wish Soup, Wish Soup please mum!’

The Rosewood Sword

Wish Soup is a beautifully imagined seasonal treasury which has been magically written by Rachel Larmer and warmly illustrated by Jo Lory.

With a lovely Australian backdrop, romantic illustrations, and wonderfully Waldorf inspired stories we quite simply adore Wish Soup!

And each evening, we eagerly anticipate where the next story might take us. Three magical and enticing adventures bring each season to life.

Ruby reading Wish Soup

So far we have followed Matilda and Peppercorn into the forest where they met Lady Spring and saved the bees. Learned a valuable lesson in the title story, Wish Soup about listening to our inner voice and the power of wishes…

Sophie’s grandmother led her up the wooden stairs by the golden glow of a candle. Giving Sophie a soft kiss, she tucked her snugly under the blankets. “You know, when I was a girl, I used to make wishes,” she said, pulling back the curtains. A single star shone softly against the night sky. “Did they ever come true?” Sophie asked. “Sometimes,” her grandmother replied.

Wish Soup in the candlelight

We have dreamed about mermaid’s treasure on a hot night with little Imogen. And visited the fairies and elves on the banks of Lemon Myrtle Creek…

Tristan waited, looking up at the castle with a sense of wonder. Never did he expect his day to be filled with such surprise! Finally the door opened, and the King and Queen of the Fairies appeared. Each wore a crown woven out of branches, covered in sparkling jewels. Tristan bowed down on his knee, lost for words.

Wish Soup in the book nook

Wish Soup is a treasury of sweet, magical and gentle stories that still answer the need for adventure that children (and adults) have.

It is fair to say it has found a place in our hearts, as well as our book nook *wink*

Wish Soup

Happy reading, Kelly

Children’s Winter books

winter books winter book nook

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We have some lovely new Winter storybooks to enjoy in our book nook (a space that has changed to include a bench seat since I last shared about it ~ much more comfortable for me!).

I love changing our books to suit the seasons. And the children really look forward to finding old favourites and seeing any new books as the seasons change. I haven’t actually shared our Winter books before, so I will share a little about our current favourites *grin*

Winter's Blanket

Winter’s Blanket

Phil Cummings and Donna Gynell

This sweet book is about a mama bear telling her daughter how they will know when Winter is coming. The young bear asks sweet innocent questions about Winter, like ‘does it sneak and creep about like a ghost?‘ And the answers always make my children laugh. The illustrations are fun and full of movement. It is a really fun book to read and my favourite this Winter.


Gerda Muller

This beautiful board book about Winter is my daughter’s favourite. It is a wordless book full of lovely illustrations of Winter. And although we don’t have snow during Winter where we live, she really connects to the imagery. She uses the illustrations to tell me her own tales of Winter and likes to tell me which children in the pictures are her and her brothers.

Winter's Child

Winter’s Child

Angela McAllister and Grahame Baker Smith

The illustrations in this book are truly beautiful, with magical icicles and the hint of King Winter in the background. Even reading this story makes me feel cold! My eldest son enjoys this Winter storybook the most. I think he is draw to the Winter adventures the boys enjoy. But the deeper story of a lingering Winter and the impact this can have also hold meaning for him. It is a wonderful story where Winter’s Child personifies the season.

The Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice

Ellen Jackson and Jan Davey Ellis

This is an informative book about how different cultures celebrate the Winter Solstice. It also includes the scientific aspects of the solstice in an engaging way. It is a book you can dip in and out of, or read the whole way through in a sitting. The illustrations are lovely bringing the celebrations of the Winter solstice to life. I know that we will use this book more as the children grow.

What are your favourite Winter stories?

Happy reading,