Pumpkin Town! Or, Nothing Is Better and Worse Than Pumpkins (Hardcover)
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 9780618605699, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2006
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!
Praise For Pumpkin Town! Or, Nothing Is Better and Worse Than Pumpkins…
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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