Characters with character: CARING

Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen

By DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan




This story doesn't has a elaborated plot with a mystery to reveal or a problem to solve. It's more of a description of how a little boy lives the experience of going to the Soup Kitchen where his uncle works. The boy eager to know what is the Soup Kitchen about and why someone would want to work there.

Uncle Willie shows him how the organization receive donations form stores in the neighborhood, how the people of the kitchen work with dedication to cook the best meal they can offer, and kindly serve the 121 people who shows up in the kitchen that day.

The boy meets the Can Man, a homeless woman he had seen sleeping on a bench, and George, who used to eat at the Kitchen Soup and now volunteers there.

The illustrations are realistic, done in watercolors and colored pencils, full of details the kids will love to discover.

This story really shows caring people organized to serve the hungry, in a community effort to take care of each other.


*This review is part of my project Characters with character