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Gail Gibbons

Board book

List Price: 7.99*
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Autumn's favorite vegetable takes the spotlight in this bright board book!

Bright orange pumpkins, glowing as jack-o-lanterns or baked into pies, are a favorite part of the autumn season-- and in this simple board book, celebrated nonfiction author Gail Gibbons turns her skills to introducing them to a young audience.

Bright, detailed illustrations and easy, kid-friendly text will teach kids all about pumpkins: different kinds, how they grow, and how people use and enjoy them--especially at Thanksgiving and Halloween. Seeds turn into vines and flowers-- and soon into round pumpkins, small and large, for people to sell, decorate, and cook!

A great gift for curious toddlers or an ideal Halloween party favor, Pumpkins is perfect for very young readers, full of information and a huge helping of fun.

Don't miss Gail Gibbons' other board book titles, including Trucks, Planes, and Boat Book!

Older readers ready to dive into more details can explore the world with Gail's extensive line of nonfiction, from classics such as From Seed to Plant and The Pumpkin Book to freshly updated editions of Galaxies, Galaxies! and Bats, featuring the latest research and vetted by experts.

Praise For Pumpkins

"Using bright artwork in her familiar style, Gibbons takes on a favorite fall subject. . . . A good resource for educators, this also has plenty of kid appeal. "—Booklist

"From seed to vine and blossom to table, Gibbons traces the growth cycle of everyone’s favorite autumn symbol—the pumpkin. Meticulous drawings detail the transformation of tiny seeds to the colorful gourds that appear at roadside stands and stores in the fall."—Kirkus Reviews

Holiday House, 9780823443567, 22pp.

Publication Date: September 3, 2019

About the Author

According to The Washington Post, Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator." Ms. Gibbons has published more than 100 informational titles, including the bestselling titles From Seed to Plant and Monarch Butterfly, all fully vetted by experts. Her many honors include The Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award and the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Award.