This is a story about two characters, Pinch and Dash. Pinch is hungry, but not ambitious enough to make his own soup. To make it worse, Dash makes boring soup. They decide to make some soup, but can't quite agree on how it should be made. In the end, they sneak in secret ingredients, much to their own demise.
This is a cute book in many respects. The names are clever. It would be a great additional book if you were doing a Stone Soup activity. It is set up like an early chapter book, however, I can't imagine it would be a book that younger children would be very interested in reading in their own.