{"id":2050850881,"title":"Pumpkins","handle":"pumpkins","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/jacqueline-farmer\" title=\"Author Jacqueline Farmer\"\u003eJacqueline Farmer \u003c\/a\u003e\/ Illustrated by: \u003ca title=\"Illustrator Phyllis Limbacher Tildes\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/phyllis-limbacher-tildes\"\u003ePhyllis Limbacher Tildes\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003ePumpkins: The world's most versatile fruit.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis Spanish language edition of the popular \u003ci\u003ePumpkins\u003c\/i\u003e is sure to please!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePeople have enjoyed pumpkins for thousands of years. Ancient seeds have been discovered in caves in Mexico. Native Americans revered pumpkins as a gift from God. Patuxet chief Squanto taught the Mayflower survivors how to plant pumpkins, helping them survive another winter.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eReaders will learn the auspicious history of the pumpkin as well as the many different varieties, how to grow them, nutrition facts, and how to carve pumpkins for scary Halloween decorations.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAlso included are stories of pumpkin lore, recipes, pumpkin trivia, and suggested further reading and websites. Young readers will gobble up this fun resource about everyone's favorite fall fruit!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/apples\" title=\"Apples\"\u003eApples\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/popcorn\" title=\"Popcorn\"\u003ePopcorn\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/how-do-you-raise-a-raisin\" title=\"How Do You Raise a Raisin\"\u003eHow Do You Raise a Raisin\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/pumpkins-spread.jpg?12284135104072096911\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJacqueline Farmer, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eJacqueline Farmer is the author of \u003ci\u003eBananas!\u003c\/i\u003e and \u003ci\u003eO Christmas Tree\u003c\/i\u003e. She lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/jacqueline-farmer\" title=\"Author Jacqueline Farmer\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Jackie.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePhyllis Limbacher Tildes, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePhyllis Limbacher Tildes has written and illustrated many books for children, including \u003ci\u003eAnimals Black and White\u003c\/i\u003e and \u003ci\u003eAnimals in Camouflage\u003c\/i\u003e. She lives in Savannah, Georgia.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Illustrator Phyllis Limbacher Tildes\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/phyllis-limbacher-tildes\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Phyllis.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOhio Farm Bureau Award for Children's Literature\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIRA Children's Book Award Notables\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNSTA Recommends\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn \u003ci\u003ePumpkins\u003c\/i\u003e, the perennial fall fruit--from red, white, or blue to the Atlantic Giant-is pictured in all its glory. The author identifies the scientific classification of pumpkins and their historical significance. It will be a great reference for elementary teachers, especially those who incorporate \"pumpkin science\" or \"pumpkin math\" into their fall curricula.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eStudents will learn about the life cycle of a pumpkin from carefully planted seed to vine, flower, and fruit. The process is beautifully illustrated, and students will be amazed to learn that a pumpkin is actually a berry.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe author traces the history of the pumpkin back thousands of years, and students will grow to understand their importance as food and medicine in the Americas. Although pumpkins were an essential food source for early American settlers, nine out of ten of today's pumpkins are carved into jack o' lanterns rather than eaten.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe author shares two stories about the origin of carving pumpkins and includes directions for creating a jack o' lantern with an adult's help. There are even recipes for pumpkin-maple pie and toasted pumpkin seeds! Pumpkins is a wonderful resource for an elementary classroom, and I will be sharing it with my class this season. The book may be used as a read-aloud or for independent reading. A list of additional books and websites will provide readers with even more learning opportunties.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn a conversational style, Farmer relates facts, history, legend, and growing tips about one of the favorite fruits of fall. In addition to the de rigueur instructions on pumpkin carving a (and safety) and seed toasting, the author includes the word for the berry in other languages, a brief list of pumpkin world records, and recommended readings and Web sites. The serviceable watercolor-and-pencil illustrations feature a multicultural cast of bright-eyed, slightly stiff young children; the art is surrounded by plenty of white space. More detailed than Gail Gibbons's \u003ci\u003eThe Pumpkin Book\u003c\/i\u003e (Holiday, 1999) and less poetic than George Levenson's \u003ci\u003ePumpkin Circle \u003c\/i\u003e(Tricycle, 2004), this holiday patch of pumpkin facts will find a place in collections looking for material for Halloween and harvest time.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBay Views\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\nContaining pumpkin lore for primary grades, this will be in demand in October and November, and teachers will find it useful. A solid supplement to Gail Gibbons' \u003ci\u003eThe Pumpkin Book\u003c\/i\u003e (Holiday, 1999) and George Levenson's \u003ci\u003ePumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden\u003c\/i\u003e (Tricycle, 1999), the watercolor and pencil illustrations give this a picture book appearance at first glance. But it is factual, with information on growing pumpkins, the tradition of jack-o-lanterns, recipes, and list of related websites.\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eJacqueline Farmer pays tribute to fall's favorite fruit in \u003ci\u003ePumpkins\u003c\/i\u003e. Like seeds in the familiar, fat Halloween staple, this book is stuffed with fun facts. Kids learn how to carve their own jack-o-lanterns and that this spooky symbol came out of an Irish folktale about a foolish man and his candle-lit turnip. They can follow a seed from planting to growing to deliciously filling a piecrust (recipe included). They can even call pumpkins by their names in other languages: the Italian zucca, Mexican calabaza, or (my favorite) the Swedish poompa. Watercolors by Phyllis Limbacher Tildes capture the charm and many functions of this popular fruit.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNSTA Reports\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn \u003ci\u003ePumpkins\u003c\/i\u003e, author Jacqueline Farmer identifies teh scientific classification of pumpkins and their historical significance. K-4 students will learn about the life cycle of a pumpkin from planted seed to vin, flower, and fruit. A list of additional books and web-sites can provide readers with even more learning opportunities. \u003ci\u003eNSTA Recommends\u003c\/i\u003e reviewer Judy Kraus says that this book is \"a great reference for elementary teachers, especially those who incorporate 'pumpkin science' or 'pumpkin math' into their fall curricula.\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/pumpkins-cvr.jpg?14635129391456173832\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/pumpkins-hires.zip?14635129391456173832\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/pumpkins-coloring-sheet.pdf?12673935714717045768\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload a \u003ci\u003ePumpkins\u003c\/i\u003e Coloring Sheet\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - 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- - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/jacqueline-farmer\" title=\"Author Jacqueline Farmer\"\u003eJacqueline Farmer \u003c\/a\u003e\/ Illustrated by: \u003ca title=\"Illustrator Phyllis Limbacher Tildes\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/phyllis-limbacher-tildes\"\u003ePhyllis Limbacher Tildes\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003ePumpkins: The world's most versatile fruit.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis Spanish language edition of the popular \u003ci\u003ePumpkins\u003c\/i\u003e is sure to please!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePeople have enjoyed pumpkins for thousands of years. Ancient seeds have been discovered in caves in Mexico. Native Americans revered pumpkins as a gift from God. Patuxet chief Squanto taught the Mayflower survivors how to plant pumpkins, helping them survive another winter.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eReaders will learn the auspicious history of the pumpkin as well as the many different varieties, how to grow them, nutrition facts, and how to carve pumpkins for scary Halloween decorations.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAlso included are stories of pumpkin lore, recipes, pumpkin trivia, and suggested further reading and websites. Young readers will gobble up this fun resource about everyone's favorite fall fruit!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/apples\" title=\"Apples\"\u003eApples\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/popcorn\" title=\"Popcorn\"\u003ePopcorn\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/how-do-you-raise-a-raisin\" title=\"How Do You Raise a Raisin\"\u003eHow Do You Raise a Raisin\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/pumpkins-spread.jpg?12284135104072096911\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJacqueline Farmer, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eJacqueline Farmer is the author of \u003ci\u003eBananas!\u003c\/i\u003e and \u003ci\u003eO Christmas Tree\u003c\/i\u003e. She lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/jacqueline-farmer\" title=\"Author Jacqueline Farmer\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Jackie.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePhyllis Limbacher Tildes, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePhyllis Limbacher Tildes has written and illustrated many books for children, including \u003ci\u003eAnimals Black and White\u003c\/i\u003e and \u003ci\u003eAnimals in Camouflage\u003c\/i\u003e. She lives in Savannah, Georgia.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Illustrator Phyllis Limbacher Tildes\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/phyllis-limbacher-tildes\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Phyllis.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOhio Farm Bureau Award for Children's Literature\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIRA Children's Book Award Notables\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNSTA Recommends\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn \u003ci\u003ePumpkins\u003c\/i\u003e, the perennial fall fruit--from red, white, or blue to the Atlantic Giant-is pictured in all its glory. The author identifies the scientific classification of pumpkins and their historical significance. It will be a great reference for elementary teachers, especially those who incorporate \"pumpkin science\" or \"pumpkin math\" into their fall curricula.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eStudents will learn about the life cycle of a pumpkin from carefully planted seed to vine, flower, and fruit. The process is beautifully illustrated, and students will be amazed to learn that a pumpkin is actually a berry.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe author traces the history of the pumpkin back thousands of years, and students will grow to understand their importance as food and medicine in the Americas. Although pumpkins were an essential food source for early American settlers, nine out of ten of today's pumpkins are carved into jack o' lanterns rather than eaten.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe author shares two stories about the origin of carving pumpkins and includes directions for creating a jack o' lantern with an adult's help. There are even recipes for pumpkin-maple pie and toasted pumpkin seeds! Pumpkins is a wonderful resource for an elementary classroom, and I will be sharing it with my class this season. The book may be used as a read-aloud or for independent reading. A list of additional books and websites will provide readers with even more learning opportunties.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn a conversational style, Farmer relates facts, history, legend, and growing tips about one of the favorite fruits of fall. In addition to the de rigueur instructions on pumpkin carving a (and safety) and seed toasting, the author includes the word for the berry in other languages, a brief list of pumpkin world records, and recommended readings and Web sites. The serviceable watercolor-and-pencil illustrations feature a multicultural cast of bright-eyed, slightly stiff young children; the art is surrounded by plenty of white space. More detailed than Gail Gibbons's \u003ci\u003eThe Pumpkin Book\u003c\/i\u003e (Holiday, 1999) and less poetic than George Levenson's \u003ci\u003ePumpkin Circle \u003c\/i\u003e(Tricycle, 2004), this holiday patch of pumpkin facts will find a place in collections looking for material for Halloween and harvest time.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBay Views\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\nContaining pumpkin lore for primary grades, this will be in demand in October and November, and teachers will find it useful. A solid supplement to Gail Gibbons' \u003ci\u003eThe Pumpkin Book\u003c\/i\u003e (Holiday, 1999) and George Levenson's \u003ci\u003ePumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden\u003c\/i\u003e (Tricycle, 1999), the watercolor and pencil illustrations give this a picture book appearance at first glance. 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Pumpkins

By: Jacqueline Farmer / Illustrated by: Phyllis Limbacher Tildes

Pumpkins: The world's most versatile fruit.

This Spanish language edition of the popular Pumpkins is sure to please!

People have enjoyed pumpkins for thousands of years. Ancient seeds have been discovered in caves in Mexico. Native Americans revered pumpkins as a gift from God. Patuxet chief Squanto taught the Mayflower survivors how to plant pumpkins, helping them survive another winter.

Readers will learn the auspicious history of the pumpkin as well as the many different varieties, how to grow them, nutrition facts, and how to carve pumpkins for scary Halloween decorations.

Also included are stories of pumpkin lore, recipes, pumpkin trivia, and suggested further reading and websites. Young readers will gobble up this fun resource about everyone's favorite fall fruit!

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Jacqueline Farmer, author

Jacqueline Farmer is the author of Bananas! and O Christmas Tree. She lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Phyllis Limbacher Tildes, illustrator

Phyllis Limbacher Tildes has written and illustrated many books for children, including Animals Black and White and Animals in Camouflage. She lives in Savannah, Georgia.

Read more about Phyllis.

  • Ohio Farm Bureau Award for Children's Literature
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NSTA Recommends

In Pumpkins, the perennial fall fruit--from red, white, or blue to the Atlantic Giant-is pictured in all its glory. The author identifies the scientific classification of pumpkins and their historical significance. It will be a great reference for elementary teachers, especially those who incorporate "pumpkin science" or "pumpkin math" into their fall curricula.

Students will learn about the life cycle of a pumpkin from carefully planted seed to vine, flower, and fruit. The process is beautifully illustrated, and students will be amazed to learn that a pumpkin is actually a berry.

The author traces the history of the pumpkin back thousands of years, and students will grow to understand their importance as food and medicine in the Americas. Although pumpkins were an essential food source for early American settlers, nine out of ten of today's pumpkins are carved into jack o' lanterns rather than eaten.

The author shares two stories about the origin of carving pumpkins and includes directions for creating a jack o' lantern with an adult's help. There are even recipes for pumpkin-maple pie and toasted pumpkin seeds! Pumpkins is a wonderful resource for an elementary classroom, and I will be sharing it with my class this season. The book may be used as a read-aloud or for independent reading. A list of additional books and websites will provide readers with even more learning opportunties.

School Library Journal

In a conversational style, Farmer relates facts, history, legend, and growing tips about one of the favorite fruits of fall. In addition to the de rigueur instructions on pumpkin carving a (and safety) and seed toasting, the author includes the word for the berry in other languages, a brief list of pumpkin world records, and recommended readings and Web sites. The serviceable watercolor-and-pencil illustrations feature a multicultural cast of bright-eyed, slightly stiff young children; the art is surrounded by plenty of white space. More detailed than Gail Gibbons's The Pumpkin Book (Holiday, 1999) and less poetic than George Levenson's Pumpkin Circle (Tricycle, 2004), this holiday patch of pumpkin facts will find a place in collections looking for material for Halloween and harvest time.

Bay Views

Containing pumpkin lore for primary grades, this will be in demand in October and November, and teachers will find it useful. A solid supplement to Gail Gibbons' The Pumpkin Book (Holiday, 1999) and George Levenson's Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden (Tricycle, 1999), the watercolor and pencil illustrations give this a picture book appearance at first glance. But it is factual, with information on growing pumpkins, the tradition of jack-o-lanterns, recipes, and list of related websites.

Jacqueline Farmer pays tribute to fall's favorite fruit in Pumpkins. Like seeds in the familiar, fat Halloween staple, this book is stuffed with fun facts. Kids learn how to carve their own jack-o-lanterns and that this spooky symbol came out of an Irish folktale about a foolish man and his candle-lit turnip. They can follow a seed from planting to growing to deliciously filling a piecrust (recipe included). They can even call pumpkins by their names in other languages: the Italian zucca, Mexican calabaza, or (my favorite) the Swedish poompa. Watercolors by Phyllis Limbacher Tildes capture the charm and many functions of this popular fruit.

NSTA Reports

In Pumpkins, author Jacqueline Farmer identifies teh scientific classification of pumpkins and their historical significance. K-4 students will learn about the life cycle of a pumpkin from planted seed to vin, flower, and fruit. A list of additional books and web-sites can provide readers with even more learning opportunities. NSTA Recommends reviewer Judy Kraus says that this book is "a great reference for elementary teachers, especially those who incorporate 'pumpkin science' or 'pumpkin math' into their fall curricula."

Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-57091-558-1

E-book PDF
ISBN: 978-1-60734-325-7
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Spanish Language Edition
ISBN: 978-1-57091-696-0

Ages: 5-8
Page count: 32
8 1⁄2 x 11