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This Is NOT a Pumpkin Board book – August 7, 2007

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Waiting is a big part of childhood. Waiting in line, waiting to grow up, waiting for something special to happen. However, now a child sets the stage and pulls the strings in a timeless, heartfelt picture book about imaginative play, friendship, and surprises. Paperback | More for ages 3-5
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 1 - 4 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Board book: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Little Simon (August 7, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416933530
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416933533
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #817,464 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kt. Orlopp on September 30, 2007
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My kids love this book! They yell out and laugh each time it says, "This is NOT a pumpkin!" It is funny, witty, and visually engaging. I am buying a copy for my friend's daughter now.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 6, 2008
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I bought "This Is Not A Pumpkin" for my 2 year old granddaughter. She loves it! The drawings are simple, clear and colorful, and the text is short and direct. We had fun trying to guess what the drawing was - it certainly looked like a pumpkin!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ambies on October 29, 2007
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My 21 month old daughter received this book as a pre-Halloween treat, and she loves it! I really like the simplicity of the design and graphics of the book too. Highly recommended!
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By Psyche on October 1, 2012
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I did not read this book through before I gave it to my son -- a potentially risky move on my part -- because as soon as he saw it, he wanted it. So, we read it together. My son, at the time, was three-and-a-half years old. I wasn't sure he'd "get" the book. I was wrong. He laughed like a maniac when he reached the final two pages. We read this book several more times -- that same day. And he laughed, every time.

The cover, of course, is what my son saw first. And it is quite tantalizing in a wonderfully Magritte sort of way. This is, and probably will be, the only Bob Staake book where I can refer to the artwork as "illustration", as in singular. But it works because it is a singular illustration. I refuse to give away the ending, so no details on why the illustration works.

If you are looking for a book for a toddler or preschooler this Fall/Hallowe'en season, you cannot go wrong with this one. My little boy still carries it everywhere. And HE reads it. All the time.
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By PorkWig on November 2, 2011
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I'm a big fan of Bob Staake's other work so this was somewhat disappointing.

Perhaps I was expecting too much in thinking this would be a Magritte-inspired, "The Treachery of Images" homage using a pumpkin instead of a pipe. But no. It's just a very simple picture book for very young children.

SPOILER ALERT: It's not a pumpkin, it's a Jack o' Lantern. I wish I'd known this part in advance, as I was planning on giving it to a child whose family doesn't celebrate Halloween. (I know, the kid's missing out.)
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My boys are 10 months old. We read for about 30 minutes a night. They have their favorites. I have mine as well.

I think this is a good book to break out for October...but not a great book.

It's one of those books where I like the idea and just wish someone else had executed it.

Visually it's quite nice - very modern. But the writing is sub-par. The pacing is poor. The emphasis points are not good. The ending doesn't come together.

I think you can do better, basically.
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My 3 year old daughter LOVES this book. She jumps up and down and laughs so hard and yell "THIS IS NOT A PUMPKIN" its funny to watch but to me the book is boring. But she loved it so much when we rented it from the library that we bought it for her birthday this year:)
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My 3 year old loves this book this year. He received as a gift last year and didn't seem to interested, but this year every page makes him giggle. He knows the "secret" ending! It is a nice book to read, good pictures. I would recommend for toddlers 2-3.
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