Left to fend for himself, a giant brews up a pot of soup, with some unusual ingredients. Features of the Book – The use of formal and storybook language. – Paragraphing that indicates a change in speaker, action, or location. – The predictable structure of the repeated statement – “This soup is no good.” – The hidden text in the illustrations. – The range of ingredients in the text. – The adverbs – “quickly” and “quietly”. Purpose Giant Soup can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce and reinforce the following skills and strategies: – identifying the plot and characters within the story; – recognising the features of different genres; – writing about the steps in a procedure.