School Library Journal hailed Michael J. Daley's Space Station Rat as a ''thoughtful and satisfying adventure.'' Here Daley delights young listeners with his first early reader chapter book. Pinch really wants soup for lunch, but he's too lazy to make it himself. So he decides to pay a visit to his friend Dash. Together, Pinch and Dash attempt to make a cheesy spinach and potato soup. But will their effort be for nothing when they begin to disagree on the amount of pepper and hot sauce the soup needs?