Soupy Saturdays with the Pain and the Great One

Soupy Saturdays with the Pain and the Great One MEET THE PAIN My sister s name is Abigail I call her The Great One because she thinks she s so great Who cares if she s in third grade and I m just in first MEET THE GREAT ONE My brother s name is Jac

  • Title: Soupy Saturdays with the Pain and the Great One
  • Author: Judy Blume James Stevenson
  • ISBN: 9780385733052
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Hardcover
  • MEET THE PAIN My sister s name is Abigail I call her The Great One because she thinks she s so great Who cares if she s in third grade and I m just in first MEET THE GREAT ONE My brother s name is Jacob Edward, but everyone calls him Jake Everyone but me I call him The Pain because that s what he is He s a first grade pain I ll always know exactly what he s thinkingET THE PAIN My sister s name is Abigail I call her The Great One because she thinks she s so great Who cares if she s in third grade and I m just in first MEET THE GREAT ONE My brother s name is Jacob Edward, but everyone calls him Jake Everyone but me I call him The Pain because that s what he is He s a first grade pain I ll always know exactly what he s thinking That s just the way it is.These seven warm hearted stories will give readers a peek at how a brother and sister relate to each other.
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    • Matthew Hunter says:

      Double meh. I wish I'd done more research on this one before choosing it for a read along with Siggy. I guess there's merit to reading a realistic depiction of the ways brothers and sisters can annoy the heck out of one another. But good lord! Their sarcastic nicknames for each other and the repeated belittling of the other as stupid, a liar, or chicken gets old quick. Sure, siblings sometimes make each other miserable, but in no way do I want Siggy to view mean behavior as normal or okay. It's [...]

    • Morgan says:

      I forgot how much I LOVE Judy Blume’s writing. I haven’t read any of her books since I was little, and I can’t wait to read more of them. I wasn’t familiar with this series but I want to recommend them to everyone. Judy does a stupendous job at showing the sibling relationship, especially in young children. They bicker and banter, and only in a way that siblings can. I also loved that each chapter was different weekend, and they were pieced together wonderfully. I loved it, I see much Ju [...]

    • Epifania Rita Gallina says:

      3.5 Very funny and fluffy

    • Alice says:

      I had forgotten how Blume captures the angst of sibling rivalry.

    • Coco says:

      Listened with the kids. They enjoyed it.

    • Linda Nonalaya says:

      Soupy and saucyI liked this book. I read it in one hour. The bother and sister really show their distain for one another.

    • Haelyn says:

      too easy

    • Julie NZ says:

      An enjoyable read and a good book for girls and boys.

    • B says:

      One of four books in a series about Jake, (6), and Abigail, (8), and their lives in a happy, solid family and include Fluzzy, the cat. The seven stories in this book talk about bike riding, team sports, sleepovers, and pet sitting an old dog. Very enjoyable.

    • Kaitlin Garrison says:

      Blume, J. (2007). Soupy Saturdays with the pain and the great one. New York, NY: Delacorte Press.Having a younger sibling can be tough--almost unbearable if you ask eight-year old Abigail who has nicknamed her six-year old little brother “The Pain”. This dual vantage narrative accurately and comically depicts the struggles siblings face when it comes to trying to live with another sibling, let alone understand the opposite sex! Abigail (The Great One) and Jake (The Pain) face many battles ag [...]

    • CharleyAnne says:

      I loved this book! I realized it was part of a series after I read this one, so I will have to go back and read the others in order. This novel is so good! I loved how the book switched back and forth between viewpoints. This is a classic sibling story; there are two main characters in this book, the Pain is Jake, and the Great One is Abigail. The two characters are brother and sister. They tell about the events of their daily lives in a humorous way. One of the main conflicts in this story is t [...]

    • Bob Redmond says:

      Picked this up at a book convention and thought I'd read it before giving it to my niece. At 100 pages, illustrated, it's thin in size and also in impact: there are a few sketches of family life between a 9 year old girl "The Great One" and her younger brother "The Pain." The stories are cute, but the characters demand more. It's as if your friend told you an anecdote or two about their sister's kid who was learning to ride a bike. Or the time their nephew wore earmuffs to the barber because he [...]

    • george says:

      "The Pain," is actually Jake, a first grader. His sister, Abigail, a third grader, calls Jake "The Pain." Jake has his own name for Abigail: "The Great One." Jake and Abigail do not get along and both think that the other is their parents' favorite--and they have reasons to back that up. The two children argue and fight, bicker and get in each others' way. A follow-up to the picture book "The Pain and the Great One," this book is divided into chapters, with one child narrating each chapter so th [...]

    • Kim says:

      First Judy Blume book I can't say I enjoyed. I read this with Aidan, thinking it would be akin to the Fudge series. While there were similarities, I found the similarities sat more in the less appealing aspects of the book. I never saw the siblings display any true warmth towards each other - just bickering and competition (something we are trying to downplay in our house). I was also a bit peeved at the too-frequent use of insults - I grew more than tired of hearing one call the other "stupid." [...]

    • Amy says:

      I think this is the best book in the series. I have fallen in love with the characters in the book. They can really show how siblings argue and don't get along, but when it really comes to needing a friend, siblings will always be there. "The Great One" is the older sister who in the eyes of her brother, "The Pain" can do no wrong. "The Pain" believes that the "Great One" gets to do whatever she wants because she is so wonderful in the eyes of their parents. Each chapter is from a different poin [...]

    • Amy Wadsworth says:

      This book was a fun exploration of the relationship between a sister and brother. Blume also plays with point of view, writing some chapters from the point of view of the sister (The Great One) and some from the little brother (The Pain). The moments between them are realistic, including the frustration and tenderness siblings feel toward one another. This book contains lots of teasing, chasing, spying, and disappointment, but it ultimately contains love. On the down side, it is episodic. It fee [...]

    • Dolly says:

      This is a funny and sweet story about sibling relationships at the ages of 6 and 8. That's perfect for our girls, and although the dynamic is different in our house (with two girls instead of a girl and a boy), the love, the fights, the encouragements and the competitiveness are still very much the same in many respects. We really enjoyed reading this book together and will look for more books in this series. I loved reading Judy Blume's stories when I was a child and I am thrilled to be able to [...]

    • Meagan says:

      This book will be most appealing to fans of Judy Blume's picture book featuring the same characters. The book is composed of chapters written from either "The Pain's" point of view, or "The Great One's." These siblings represent most brother/sister relationships when we're young: they fight, they argue, they throw things, they're jealous of each other, and occasionally they help each other out. Each story can stand alone, and they're short enough for beginning readers or to be read aloud. The fu [...]

    • Liz says:

      I recall loving Judy Blume stories when I was younger. Rereading them now, not so much. The stories involving the Pain and the Great One would appeal to kids that have an older or younger sibling. As a middle child, I had both. There were several little incidents that brought back what I went through in my childhood. However, there wasn't an awe-inspiring situation in this book that is pushing me to recommend this to my children as a must read. If it is available on audiobook, I may pick it up t [...]

    • Lauren says:

      A fun book written in dueling 1st person narratives between a brother (known as The Pain by his sister) and a sister (known as The Great One by her brother). Each chapter is told by The Pain or The Great One detailing the usual sibling rivalry and underlying love and care for each other. The cardboard green and purple polka dot ears The Great One makes for The Pain is an example of how siblings like to make fun of and yet care for each other. The chapters are long for this genre of book (transit [...]

    • Michelle says:

      Buku sederhana yang lucu. Ceritanya tentang kakak-beradik cewek-cowok yang masing-masing ngerasa kalo orang tua mereka lebih sayang sama adik/kakaknya. The Pain itu julukan si kakak cewek untuk adik laki-lakinya, dan The Great One julukan si adik untuk kakak ceweknya. Masing-masing bercerita tentang masalah mereka dari sudut pandang masing-masing. Menyenangkan banget untuk dibaca anak-anak yang baru mulai belajar baca novel, karena ringan, dan banyak ilustrasi dalamnya.

    • Jacqueline Lang says:

      This book was so good! Judy Blume always has this way of telling a story from different points of view (sometimes from the Pain's and sometimes from the Great One's) and always making it hilarious. The stories are really funny and show the dynamics of a family; most importantly that between a brother and a sister. This book shows that even though they often fight and get very annoyed with one another, no matter what your sibling will always be your friend and will always be there for you.

    • Ashley Allen says:

      This book could be used to talk about the relationships that a child has with their sibling, or if they do not have a sibling, a close friend. It could be used to compare and contrast nice things versus the mean things that The Pain and The Great One have toward each other.Then as a teacher the class could talk about the benefits of working together with your brother/sister/friend and how it helps build relationships with each other.

    • Shelbi Bishop says:

      This book is about a brother (The Pain) and the sister (The Great One). This book shows a brother-sister relationship that includes teasing, chasing, spying, and disappointment. But, overall, it contains love.You could use this book to talk to students about relationships with their siblings. You could explain to students that it is important to love your brother or sister, whether you like them or not.

    • Mehreen says:

      After reading In The Unlikely Event I decided to go back and read any Judy Blume that I could not recall. I don't remember ever reading this as a child but I find them pretty adorable as a grown up. I think my older sister and I had a pretty comparable relationship. Once upon a time I thought she was pretty great and she thought I was a pain. Of course puberty changed all that but I liked these stories. Not bad for an early elementary read.

    • Michael says:

      Listening to this audio book, I kept thinking that was a younger version of "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing." The story has the sibling rivalry aspect of that book, but it doesn't necessarily deal with some of the more mature subject matter of the book. The story is told in alternating chapters by the older sister and younger brother in the family. The title comes from the fact that each incident centers around a weekend event for the two characters. It's light, amusing fun.

    • Katie says:

      These are perfect little stories for 4-8 year olds. Blume describes normal things kids go through in an entertaining way: birthday parties, haircuts, soccer teams, sibling rivalry, etc. My 5 and 6 year old boys both loved listening to this. (Jun 2011)** Listened to this again and all 4 of my kids loved it. The car was so quiet when we put this on, even my 4 year old seemed to be listening and enjoying it. (Jul 2015)**

    • Emily Goodin says:

      I liked all of the stories that were rolled up into this book! There is a lot of sibling rivalry, which students can definitely relate to! It is an easy read and would be appropriate for 2nd and 3rd grade. It has a lot of adventures and conflicts that siblings often face. I think it would be good to have in a classroom!

    • Shelly Nicholson says:

      I just read this book to my 2nd and 6th grader as a bed time story. They both loved it. Realistic sibling rivalry. Sibling, close to home situations. Our favorite chapter was The Great One not being able to ride a bike in third grade. "What third grader can't ride a bike?" --the Pain. Anybody with brothers or sisters or kids should read Judy Blume's funny book.

    • Ellen says:

      I really like almost all of this book. The one thing I don't like is when Abigail lies to her friends and calls it pretending, and her mother goes along with it!Jake calls her on it though, and I was appreciative of that. The first grader knows the truth! Abigail is learning to ride a bike but is incredibly scared. Does she make it? Of course!

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