Pumpkins (Hardcover)

By Ken Robbins, Ken Robbins (Illustrator)

Roaring Brook Press, 9781596431843, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 8, 2006



From late summer to Thanksgiving, pumpkins are everywhere, a symbol of fall and a reminder of the holidays to come. In this handsome book, Ken Robbins--widely known for his sumptuous photo-essays on subjects ranging from trucks to tools to autumn leaves--portrays the pumpkin from seed, to sprout, to flower, to fully fledged fruit, and back again. Instructions are given to (safely) carve a jack-o'-lantern. As always in a book by Ken Robbins, a simple--but never simplisitc--text is accompanied by luscious photographs.

About the Author

In a career spanning twenty-five years and more than two dozen books, KEN ROBBINS has established himself as one of our foremost creators of nonfiction books for young children. He lives in East Hampton, New York.

Praise For Pumpkins

“...Robbins’ salute to this squash glimmers as brightly as a jack-o’-lantern.”—Booklist
“Robbins provides a crisp photographic account of Halloween’s iconic veggie.”—Publishers Weekly
“Certain to become an autumn favorite.”—School Library Journal
Pumpkins is a beautifully done book for children . . . If you celebrate Halloween, then you will not want to miss Pumpkins. It will be a wonderful treat for your favorite child.”—Armchair Interviews