Pumpkin Town! Or, Nothing Is Better and Worse Than Pumpkins
Publication Date: September 2006
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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One pumpkin makes a tasty pie. Two pumpkins can be carved into grinning jack-o’-lanterns, and a couple hundred more make for a decent pumpkin patch. Gather one thousand pumpkins and you’ll have a grand fall festival.
But what happens when a town has an accidental abundance of pumpkins?
What do José and his brothers do with a mountain of pumpkins? An EXPLOSION of pumpkins? Step into Pumpkin Town and see!
Pablo Bernasconi is an award-winning graphic designer who was born in Buenos Aires. Pablo loves things that grow: puppies, trees, hair, knowledge, children, clouds, and pumpkins! His artwork has been published in picture books, magazines, and newspapers all over the world. He lives in Patagonia, Argentina--still a wild place where nature can often over-rule humans' attempts to control it.
The story's open ending could initiate an amusing writing project. The collagelike, colorful computer-generated illustrations, featuring the siblings in denim overalls and patterned shirts, are clever and entertaining. A good fall read-aloud, especially for those wanting to avoid Halloween-themed books.
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