"In January it's so nice while slipping on the sliding ice to sip hot chicken soup with rice. Sipping once, sipping twice, sipping chicken soup with rice." --Maurice Sendak, Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months In Maurice Sendak's classic children's book, our hero enjoys his monthly bowl of chicken soup with rice in a silly assortment of situations that are guaranteed to make kids of all ages smile. The book is also a testament to this classic comfort food: tender morsels of chicken and rice in fragrant, savory broth--we add a handful of fresh spinach and some tangy tomatoes to our version. It's so good we want to have some every month, too.