Narrator Heather Ford's gorgeous voice is accompanied by rousing sound effects such as a creaking or slamming door, a fire igniting, and water being added to a pot. When a visitor to the village wants people to help him make soup, no one wants to participate. They all say selfishly, "I don't care, I won't share." Slowly, people unbend, and Ford's presentation warms as they decide to contribute a small carrot or a bean, etc. Ford's voice is lovely as she lists what people will finally add to the soup. Young listeners hear a subtle lesson when she concludes that the magic ingredient is sharing. Every bit counts - from the largest to the smallest.