The Pumpkin Book

The Pumpkin Book

by Gail Gibbons


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From an acclaimed science author, here's everything about pumpkins—including how they grow!

In this cheerfully-illustrated, simply-presented book, children can learn about the growth cycle and many varieties of pumpkins, and even how to plant their own.  Award-winning author Gail Gibbons also relates the special role pumpkins played in the first Thanksgiving, the history behind carving pumpkins into jack'o'lanterns, and how pumpkins are still part of our celebrations today.

 The book features bold, clearly-labeled illustrations, directions for drying seeds, and even how to carve funny or scary faces into your pumpkin (with an adult's help), along with a fascinating section on pumpkin facts and lore. Perfect for aspiring farmers and kids who can't wait for Halloween!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823416363
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 01/01/1999
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 68,999
Product dimensions: 9.87(w) x 9.99(h) x 0.14(d)
Lexile: AD640L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator," according to the Washington Post. Winner of the 2010 Regina Award, she has written and illustrated more than fifty books for Holiday House. She lives in Corinth, Vermont.

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The Pumpkin Book 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
JNino on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A very informational book to use in your classroom to teach about different types of pumpkins and their life cycle. It gives examples of where to find pumpkins, what we could use them for and where we can find them.
cchastain427 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a great Halloween story. Excellent storyline!
mmwrigh3 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My second graders loved this book. Before Halloween I read it to them. This book offers so many things to students, and can be very useful for parents and teachers. It tells a little history on the pumpkin, how it grows, when to harvest it, fun facts about it, and ways to decorate it. The illustrations are colorful and charming. I found this to be a very fun, useful book. 1-3
slblack2 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book tells about Pumpkins. It talks about how farmers plant them and harvest them throughout the year. It also describes how you can cut pumpkins for Halloween.
v_amy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book includes everything pumpkin related. It shows how pumpkins grown, similarities and differences between pumpkins, how pumpkins are used, and much more.