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The Roll-Away Pumpkin Paperback – October 1, 2014
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"Marla Little's pumpkin is rolling away! Can she catch it before it's gone forever? Readers both young and young at heart will delight in this lovely, whimsical tale." -BookBub
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Very cute short story about a pumpkin that rolls through town, through a parade, and ends up in a big pot! Really cute for kids anywhere from toddler to elementary school aged. Cute illustrations are modern, whimsical, and bright, bound to inspire any child but with classic touches that adults will enjoy. Very lively pictures on each page offer a lot to look at and notice, which keeps kids looking at the page and wanting to open the book over and over.
My daughter enjoys it and it makes a great seasonal story for fall and winter reading.
The illustrations are gorgeous and capture the mood of the book with perfection while the writing brings the reader into the story in a fun way that is sure to keep the youngsters engaged in the story.
The only *possibly* questionable content is that one of the lines in the book refers to a "plump lady" and she is indeed, illustrated very plump. And though I don't wish to be that reviewer that finds something to get offended about in every book, however I know from interacting with different children, that some kids who may struggle with obesity can be very sensitive to that and this may trigger certain emotions.
But despite the last said, I think the The Roll-Away Pumpkin is a cute book and can be enjoyed by both girls and boys to get into the Autumn mood, I give it 4 out of 5 stars!
This review was originally published on Literature Approved [...]
My Rating: 5+ stars
While the story is not particularly creative, the child is introduced to nostalgic characters like the butcher, baker and the milkman. I do like the Marla's final solution to her problem at the end of the tale. Also available in paperback for those who want to savor the images over and over.
The illustrations are wonderful and fit the story in a way that makes the book attractive to both children and adults.