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Paperback Pumpkin Pumpkin Book

ISBN: 0688099300

ISBN13: 9780688099305

Pumpkin Pumpkin

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Jamie plants a pumpkin seed in the spring and, after watching it grow all summer, carves a face in it for Halloween But best of all, he saves some seeds that he will plant again next spring. Truly a book for all seasons.--Horn Book.

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

Pumpkin Pumpkin

This book is very cute and sweet. When looking for a good Halloween/pumpkin/fall book, I didn't want something too scary for my young toddler. This fits the bill perfectly.

Every Child needs to sit on a pumkin at least as big as they are!

I discovered and checked this book out for the first time a few weeks after I had taken my son to the pumkin farm, and after Thanksgiving had passed. We were delighted with the beautiful artwork (colored pencil drawings). The texture and dimension in the artwork is exquisite. The simple story line is perfect for the young child of 2-5. Jamie is met with a variety of curious animals while he pursues a journey of growing and harvesting his very own pumpkin, carving it, decorating his face for Halloween (you hardly notice this in the soft hues of the artwork, but his pet dog certainly does)and saving the seeds for the next season (six, to be exact). It would make a fine early reader as well for a k-2 reader. Nice book!

All the children I've read this too loved it.!

I got this book many years ago, when I took care of a class of 4 year olds. They loved this book and read the book with me. Now that I have a child of my own (almost 2 years old) it is his favorite book. I read it sometimes 10 times a day and it has wonderful illustrations. I never tire of it and am looking to buy more of Jeanne Titherington's books.

Good for teachers

I teach English to a fifth grade that had very little instruction in the past. I gave this book to three girls and they could understand the meaning of words using the picture clues.One of them had never heard the word pumpkin before, let alone sprout or seed. Now they all have a better vocabulary. Last year I read the same book to a first grade that did not have English classes. I used the story to teach plant growth and sequence concepts.The year before I had also used it to teach subtraction and backward counting - Jamie saved 6 seeds. He plants one. He still has 5, and so on. I don't teach Italian, but I am sure I would find a way to use this wonderfully illustrated book, if I had to.

Exquisitely illustrated story of a boy's pumpkin-growing joy

Jamie begins his pumpkin-growing experience with a single pumpkin seed. The seedling is craftily illustrated in the shaped of the first letter of his name,"J". As the plant grows and produces a pumpkin, the author/illustrator reveals the relationship of its size to Jamie's. He eventually is able to sit on his pumpkin. Jamie carries his pumpkin in a red wagon, makes his own home-grown jack-o-lantern, and caringly saves enough seeds for next year's pumpkin. Ms. Titherington's simply worded text is beautifully enhanced by the large, detailed, dreamlike illustrations. A must read for all junior pumpkin lovers,their parents and teachers.
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