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Pumpkin Day! Paperback – August 31, 2006


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Two Lions (August 31, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076145327X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761453277
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,582,217 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

A rabbit family visits a farm and learns how the gourd grows, discovers its different varieties and uncovers a bit of jack-o'-lantern history ("In olden times, they hollowed out potatoes and turnips and beets for lanterns") in Pumpkin Day! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace. Her signature collage spreads starring bunny characters feature factoids and pumpkin jokes throughout-plus recipes.
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From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 2-One fall day, a rabbit family visits Pumpkin Hollow Farm to select pumpkins for cooking, decorating, and carving. Facts and riddles appear on signs scattered throughout the stand. Mrs. Bell, who works there, keeps pictures in her pocket that demonstrate how the gourds grow, and she shows them to the curious bunnies. Later, back at home, the family carves jack-o'-lanterns before enjoying a supper of "pumpkin muffins, toasted pumpkin seeds sprinkled on salad, and for dessert, pumpkin pie!" Recipes appear on lined, illustrated cards. The characters, created from cut-paper collages and placed on colorful backgrounds, are eye-catching and endearing. Children will love poring over the details and absorbing the information that has been expertly woven into the artwork. A superb blending of fiction and nonfiction.
Melinda Piehler, North Tonawanda Public Library, NY
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

I love being out in Nature in all seasons - hiking, camping, star gazing, playing in the snow, gardening, beach combing - looking... listening...touching... being filled with WONDER. Nature is where many of the ideas for books come from. I love doing research and having those - WOW! I didn't know that - moments. I also paint seascapes... and love going to art museums. Guess which of my books that inspired! I write and illustrate books about what I love to do and what I care about. I love sharing with children and adults, my writing process, how I create my artwork and sharing what I have learned about visual literacy. Happy me, lucky me, being a children's book author and illustrator.

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It's educational, funny, cute, and interactive.
Tyson
In this story, Pippa and her family visit a pumpkin farm to the kids can pick out their pumpkins for carving Jack-O-Lanterns.
Celeste
I think it will appeal to preschoolers as well as early elementary aged children.
Vicki Bohn

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By H. A Truett VINE VOICE on May 22, 2007
Format: Paperback
As I read this to my 3-year-old, I thought about how great it would be for a homeschooler. Not only is the art superb, but it includes so much about the history of the pumpkin, how they grow, the fact that they are berries, etc... And it does so without feeling textbookish. Heck, I learned a lot. LOL!
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Cute little book about pumpkins and the history of jack-o-lanterns. The illustrations using cutouts are excellent. You learn all about pumpkins when the rabbits visit a pumpkin farm to pick out just the right pumpkin to carve for the autum Halloween season. My son especially loved the recipes in the book and we made delicious pumpkin pancakes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carolyn M. Hietsch on November 22, 2013
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A great book that combines a fictional story with facts about pumpkins. All of the authors books are great for preschoolers and Kindergartners.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sarah on November 25, 2012
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The book is great it teaches how as pumpkin grows along with carving it ! Fun and educational!! Gave as a gift to kindergarten teacher before Halloween
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By phillygirlly on September 29, 2011
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Found this book while looking for a book about Autumn. It is so cute. The art is adorable and the story is too. The bunny family celebrates "Pumpkin Day" doing all sorts of pumpkin things. There are facts, recipes and jokes about pumpkins perfectly woven into the story. Can't wait to get a few more of this authors titles.
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Pumpkin Day is a kinda cute book, which is indirectly about a family of rabbits who are just crazy about anything regarding pumpkins. The kids pine for pumpkin pancakes ... and anything else made of pumpkins. Recipes are included.

But the main point of the book is to share information about pumpkins.

Interspersed in this "half-story, half-encyclopedia article" are a melange of jokes and factoids. Some of these fall flat, like "whats a pumpkin's favorite game?: SQUASH!" due to the fact that my 5 year old doesn't know what a game of squash is. Perhaps we just aren't cultured enough.

I've read this book to my son three times now, and while the information was interesting the first time, subsequent readings are lackluster.

Overall I thought it was an amusing read for the fall season, but, somehow, I didn't catch the magic. Certainly this is a cool little book with cute artwork, but, its probably something you want to check out from the library instead of purchasing.
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Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
This is a learn as you read story book for young children. It not only has a story of pumpkin, but also facts about pumpkin, such as parts of the pumpkin and the nutritional value of the pumpkin, as well as steps on growing the pumpkin.

An excellent 'teach-your children' about pumpkin book.

Loved the seemingly 3-D effect of the characters (Rabbits! - Trudy, Jack, Mum & Dad)!
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This book has everything a pumpkin lover could ever want! It's got recipes, jokes, trivia, and a fine story with interesting art. I think the author outdid herself conveying so much information organically within the confines of the story. Furthermore, though I got the book for my children though Amazon Vine, I learned something from it, too. I did not realize pumpkins are considered fruit.
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