Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Book Review: The Very Best Pumpkin by Mark Kimball Moulton

✰✰✰✰✰ Have you ever searched high and low for a pumpkin, but just couldn't find the right one? There are big ones and small ones, short ones and tall ones. In fact, there are all kinds of pumpkins, but there's only one best pumpkin of all.

Peter lives on Pumpkin Hollow Farm and tends vegetables with his grandparents. All through the summer he watches over different crops. However, it's the pumpkins that are the most wonderful. When Peter discovers one lonely little pumpkin growing all by itself, he decides to make it his special project. He spends so much time caring for his special pumpkin that he doesn't notice his new neighbor Meg. When harvest time comes around, Peter must decide what to do with his special pumpkin. Will he keep it for himself or find someone else to give it a home? Check out this picture book to find out for yourself.

The Bottom Line: Every child dreams of finding the very best pumpkin. However, sometimes finding it is a challenge and you need a little help. When Peter helps Meg find her special pumpkin, a friendship is born. The Very Best Pumpkin is the perfect Fall treat for story time featuring the theme of friendship and beautiful watercolor illustrations. Very highly recommended for kids in grades Pre-K - 2. Also, it includes Peter's guide to growing your own very best pumpkin.

Details: The Very Best Pumpkin written by Mark Kimball Moulton & illustrated by Karen Hillard Good. Hardcover published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers in 2010. 32 p. ISBN: 9781416982883

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