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Picking Apples and Pumpkins Paperback – September 1, 1994

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: AD730L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Cartwheel (September 1, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590484567
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590484565
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #565,560 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
Picking Apples & Pumpkins is an angaging, informative and beautifully photographed book for kids and parents. Set on a glowing, autumnal New Jersey farm, the book follows a family as they pick apples, have a picknick, select pumpkins, bake a pie and carve jack-o-laterns. Because the story is logically laid out, it has yet to tire our kids; there's so much to learn from the photographs of real people in a real orchard and a real pumpkin patch tended by a real farmer. I can't stess enough the fact that the book's appeal derives from its use of photographs rather than the fancified and grotesque illustrations that seem so popular these days. I hope this book leads to a series of similar efforts.
Sid Fortune, Minneapolis, MN
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This is a very simple book about a caucasion family consisting of a daughter and mother and father who goes on an outing to pick apples and pumpkins in the fall. After the family picks out their pumpkin and apples they go home to make a jack-o-lantern. In the end the girl goes trick or treating with other children. Trick or treaters are dressed as a witch, devil, pirate, ghost, queen, and a monster.
The illustrations are softly done in muted colors of autumn tones. The text is very simple and short, perhaps this would be suitable for beginning readers as well...
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By A Customer on September 22, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book is a great book to use with a unit on fall. You can teach the 1st part of the book in the 1st two weeks of a 4 week unit and then teach the 2nd part of the book for the last two weeks of the unit. I have used this book to teach about apples and pumpkins to a two year old class and I will using it again to teach a 4 year old class. Be creative. The children can learn the names of the characters. You can have a picnic lunch in your classroom, just like the characters in the book, do.
You can make applesauce, learn the difference between colors of apples. Have an "apple toss" game or go on a apple hunt, make jack o lanterns. It's a great book to use for fall that doesn't use pumpkins strictly for halloween.
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I first bought this book for my daughter before she learned to read. It wasn't typical for her library: photographs instead of drawn or painted illustrations, a very straightforward narrative of a little girl's super-fun day with her family. Written in the first person, in the little girl's own voice,
it is utterly charming and became a favorite for us. My daughter learned the book by heart, turning the pages and reciting the text as if she were reading it perfectly, from beginning to end, which was a very cute trick at her age.
There is no lesson, or moral, or theme...except that going out to pick apples and pumpkins with your family, and then coming home together with your harvest to make jack-o-lanterns and apple pie, is just about the most wonderful thing a little girl--or anyone else--can do on a beautiful autumn day.
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Format: Paperback
Follow a family as they head to an orchard to pick some apples and pumpkins. The work is harder then it looks but also very rewarding.

If you have access, after reading this book, take the kids on a field trip. They would love to experience first hand what it is like to go apple and pumpkin picking.

The best part, this book ends off with some ways on how to use the apple and pumpkins. If you want, let your class come up with something new and as a group, make it together.
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