Written by Ken Robbins, Pumpkins is a picturebook celebration of the edible plant that is cherished as a Halloween symbol. Full-color photography offers a tour of the life of a pumpkin plant, from seeding to flower to fruit and harvest, and finally being carved into a scary jack-o-lantern. The perfect seasonal read-aloud book for Halloween, Pumpkins is especially fun to page through for young pumpkin lovers eagerly looking forward to the holiday season.
I bought this book with some others that I needed, but without being able to page through it. I was hoping for a book with few words but great photos that show the different aspects of pumpkins and growing to share with my preschool special education classroom before our visit to the pumpkin farm. What a happy surprise to find out it was Perfect! It contained some photos of planting that I had no pictures of yet. Plus the written text accentuated the photos. It was short enough that I didn't have to "paraphrase" to my class. Excellent choice!
Pumpkins is a beautifully done book for children, ages 4 - 8. It details through photography a pumpkin from the beginning to the final carved product.
It shows and tells how the farmer plants the seeds, what the new plants look like, how pumpkins form and what they look like and even the many colors, shapes and sizes they come in.
I was really impressed by this beautiful book. The only thing that really bothered me is that there were photography of trick-or-treaters dressed in some really scary costumes-considering the age it is geared to.
If you celebrate Halloween, then you will not want to miss Pumpkins. It will be a wonderful treat for your favorite child.
Armchair Interviews: Special look at a pumpkin as it becomes a jack-o-lantern.
We got this book to prepare my son, age 2.5, for fall and a trip to the pumpkin patch--he's requested it read before every naptime and bedtime for the last 2 weeks! It has beautiful photos, and shares a lot of information in an easy to comprehend format. I would absolutely recommend this book, and will look for Ken Robbins' other books.
Readers of all ages will relish the beauty depicted in this colorful book about one of the most loved seasons: Fall. Travel out to the farm and reminisce with your children and grandchildren all the delights of harvest time on the family farm. This book is sure to please all ages and bring smiles to young and old alike.