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Birthday Soup is the first story in the second episode of Little Bear.


It is Little Bear's birthday, but he thinks his mother has forgotten. Little Bear's friends come over, while he makes his own birthday soup.

Characters Present


  • Birthday Soup would be made again in the episode I'll Be You, You'll Be Me.
  • Owl does not appear in this segment and he is the only one who does not get invited to Little Bear's house on his birthday as he may have forgot to invite him.
  • This episode is based on the story of the same name from Little Bear (1957). It was also the third episode to be adapted from the Else Holmelund Minarik books.