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Fall Pumpkins by Martha E. H. Rustad and Illustrated by Amanda Enright
Published by Millbrook Press (An imprint of Lerner Publishing Group)
Pages: 24
Ages: 5-8
Buy It: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Powell’s Books | Indiebound | Book Depository
Publishers Summmary:

It’s time for a trip to the pumpkin patch! Find out how pumpkins grow. See the many things we do with pumpkins. Let’s carve a jack-o’-lantern. Spooky! What happens in fall? Find out in the Fall’s Here! series, part of the Cloverleaf Books™ collection. These nonfiction picture books feature kid-friendly text and illustrations to make learning fun!

Turkeybird Passes to Littlebug: “I’m giving this off to Littlebug because she can’t stop talking…”

Littlebug: “But I love the pumpkins Turkeybird! Big big big big pumpkins!!! We even got our own pumpkins to make faces on this weekend and I am so happy for that! Did you know they grow on the ground? How neat! Turkeybird keeps talking about that, but it making faces sounds like a lot more fun that digging around in the dirt. The book says there’s these things inside that you can cook called seeds and our mom said they are super super yummy. I love cooking with our mom and that will be fun!”

Mom’s Two Cents: “Fall is here with it’s brightly colored leaves, golden and red and brown but one of the best things about Fall are the pumpkins. From the very small to the largest weighing nearly as large as a cow. Pumpkins bring the season to life and make the first holiday of the season one to remember.

“Say what you will, but next to the colors during this spectacular time of year, pumpkins are one of its most defining features. From Halloween to Thanksgiving and then Christmas pumpkins make an appearance in ever way imaginable. So what better than a children’s book all about these plentiful veggies?

“What was a treat for our family was that it wasn’t only appealing to one kiddo, but both because of it’s varied platform. Portions of the book were fictional with characters and a story that Littlebug could get excited over, especially with the brightly colored illustrations. The aspect that appealed most to the Turkeybird were the non-fiction elements about planting pumpkins, watching them grow and then the how-to’s of using the fully ripe pumpkin. As the Turkeybird gets older I see his interests veer toward more non-fiction, but he still enjoys a great picture book and it was nice to have this blend with Fall Pumpkins.

“Overall Fall Pumpkins by Martha E. H. Rustad was an enjoyable read that appeals to both fiction and non-fiction loving kiddos. Filled with adorable illustrations with the bright colors of Fall and diverse characters this will no doubt be a draw to young readers everywhere. Share the wonders of a staple of the Fall season, the pumpkin, with young readers and help them understand not only how pumpkins grow but what to do with them beyond carving faces into their shells. An adorable teaching picture book perfect for the Fall season at home or in school.”

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages 2 to 6. A happy medium for families with fiction and non-fiction fans that shares the wonders of a favorite Fall staple.

Find Fall Pumpkins by Martha E. H. Rustad and Illustrated by Amanda Enright at the following spots:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Powell’s Books | Indiebound | Book Depository | Goodreads

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2 Responses to Book Review: Fall Pumpkins by Martha E. H. Rustad

  1. This looks like such a cute book. I wish our library had it.

  2. I see a pumpkin garden in your future 🙂 Great review!

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