Ocean Soup

A Recipe for You, Me, and a Cleaner Sea

From the shore, the ocean looks like clear, sparkling blue but look closely at a small scoop and you'll find the ocean looks more like soup! Our oceans are filled with plastics, from water bottles and take-out containers to the teeny tiny plastic particles you need a microscope to see. But who exactly cooked up this stinky soup? And, more importantly, what is the recipe for getting (and keeping) our oceans clean? This bouncing, rhyming story pulls no punches about how we ended up in this sticky mess but also offers hope and help for cleaning up this ocean soup.

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Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 2
Dewey 363.739/4
Lexile 840L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level S
Language English
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Available Formats Hardcover (9781534111189), PDF (9781534179028), Hosted ebook (9781534179172)
Copyright 2021
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 11 x 9
Graphics Full-color illustrations

Midwest Book Reviews - Ocean Soup: A Recipe for You, Me, and a Cleaner Sea

“… a story that is both inviting and educational, with Lucy Semple’s colorful, engaging drawings supporting the strong message about ocean conservation for children ages 6-9.”

Kirkus Reviews - Ocean Soup

“A lighthearted approach to a sobering truth.”

Ocean Soup: A Recipe You, Me, and a Cleaner Sea - Teaching Guide

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Author: Meeg Pincus

Meeg Pincus is a children’s author, humane educator, and speaker who loves celebrating and telling stories about real "solutionaries" who help people, animals, and the planet. She is a lifelong writer and has been a newspaper reporter, book editor, and essayist--but writing children's books is her favorite. It was as a newspaper reporter over 20 years ago that Meeg had the honor of meeting Miep Gies in person. She lives in San Diego, California.

Illustrator: Lucy Semple

Lucy Semple is an illustrator based in Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. She works from her home studio, drinking as much tea as she can between projects.

  • Beginning of Text
  • What is Ocean Soup?
  • A Recipe for Cleaner Oceans
  • Author's Note
Fast Facts
Full-color illustrations