Fall Pumpkins: Orange and Plump

Fall Pumpkins: Orange and Plump


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It's time for a trip to the pumpkin patch! Find out how pumpkins grow. See the many things we do with pumpkins. Let's carve a jack-o'-lantern. Spooky! What happens in fall? Find out in the Fall's Here! series, part of the Cloverleaf Books™ collection. These nonfiction picture books feature kid-friendly text and illustrations to make learning fun!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761385097
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2011
Series: Fall's Here! Series
Pages: 24
Sales rank: 700,559
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 500L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Martha E. H. Rustad is the author of more than two hundred nonfiction children's books, on topics ranging from snowflakes to termites to the Statue of Liberty. She lives with her family in Brainerd, Minnesota.

Amanda Enright is an illustrator from West Sussex in the United Kingdom.

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Fall Pumpkins: Orange and Plump 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
the1stdaughter on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fall is here with it¿s brightly colored leaves, golden and red and brown but one of the best things about Fall are the pumpkins. From the very small to the largest weighing nearly as large as a cow. Pumpkins bring the season to life and make the first holiday of the season one to remember.Say what you will, but next to the colors during this spectacular time of year, pumpkins are one of its most defining features. From Halloween to Thanksgiving and then Christmas pumpkins make an appearance in ever way imaginable. So what better than a children¿s book all about these plentiful veggies?What was a treat for our family was that it wasn¿t only appealing to one kiddo, but both because of it¿s varied platform. Portions of the book were fictional with characters and a story that my two year old daughter could get excited over, especially with the brightly colored illustrations. The aspect that appealed most to my son were the non-fiction elements about planting pumpkins, watching them grow and then the how-to¿s of using the fully ripe pumpkin. As he gets older I see his interests veer toward more non-fiction, but he still enjoys a great picture book and it was nice to have this blend with Fall Pumpkins.Overall Fall Pumpkins by Martha E. H. Rustad was an enjoyable read that appeals to both fiction and non-fiction loving kiddos. Filled with adorable illustrations with the bright colors of Fall and diverse characters this will no doubt be a draw to young readers everywhere. Share the wonders of a staple of the Fall season, the pumpkin, with young readers and help them understand not only how pumpkins grow but what to do with them beyond carving faces into their shells. An adorable teaching picture book perfect for the Fall season at home or in school.My original review was posted at There's A Book.
MizChelleB More than 1 year ago
This beautifully illustrated educational book teaches your children all about pumpkins. From how to grown a pumpkin, to how to carve them, this book covers it all. Parents, you might also be surprised to learn a thing or two as you delve into all the pumpkin related facts. (I had no idea there were blue pumpkins!) The illustrations are adorable, and my four year old was just as absorbed as my 9 and 10 year old were. This would make a great addition to a homeschooling reading list, especially in the fall. There are other titles available in this series, including Fall Harvests, Fall Apples, and Animals in the Fall. You can find all the titles on the publisher's website. This mommy gives it five stars, a must have for your little pumpkin's bookshelf. I would recommend it for children still in the read to me stage, but older kids will enjoy it as well. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255
Humbee More than 1 year ago
Here's a wonderful little book for children of all ages, really. With colorful pages and little friends that carry a child through the story of a seedling to the yummy treats of roasted pumpkin seeds, a child will love and appreciate this book. And, parents will like the bubbled notes accompaning that give how tos from everything on planting to pie-making, as well. The simple illustrations on planting and caring for pumpkins couldn't be easier for children to follow, which is a feature making this book a treasure. So many children love to garden and this is a way to simplify that process and to give them a BIG reward in the long run. My grands love to garden. I like that the size is appropriate for little hands and young readers! My only hesitation is the book may offer too many instructions and not enough of a funny story for children. But, when all is said and done, not every book needs to be fun and games, sometimes children want a serious book that's great in pictures and gives them a "how-to" just like adults do. 4 pumpkin bloosoms Grams
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the springtime a boy and a girl are preparing their pumpkin patch in hopes of an excellent harvest in the fall. They both have been digging in the soil preparing their mounds before they plant their seeds. Bumblebees and butterflies flit around them as the girl reads the package before they plant the seeds. They know that they need to "leave lots of space between hills in a pumpkin patch" because the vine can grow up to an amazing 30 feet (9 meters). There are other preparations they need to do such as dig moats to ensure that they will easily be able to water the plants and keep the soil moist. Within a couple of weeks the children will be all smiles as the seedlings burst through the mounds. Once the seedlings have taken hold, the vines will begin to spread and when summertime arrives yellow flowers will appear. The children will will be pleased as they watch the progress of their plants, but the bees will be busy spreading "pollen from on flower to another." As they watch their plants they will also learn some very interesting facts about how pumpkins grow including things such as "a pumpkin's female flower opens for only one day." Right along with these children you will learn about watering the plants, what kind of food they need, how many days they take to grow, what happens when it is time to harvest the pumpkins, the different colors they can be, and how you can make them into pie or spooky jack-o'-lanterns. This is an excellent book about the growth and harvest of pumpkins for the young student. At first glance I thought this would simply be another book about pumpkins aimed toward this age group (there are plenty of them). I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered how detailed and instructional it was while keeping to a light plot in this beginning chapter book. There are numerous informative leaf-shaped sidebars that offer up some very interesting material that can be used or discussed in either the homeschool or classroom setting when the growth of pumpkins is discussed. For example, we learn that "Pumpkins take about one hundred days to grow. The biggest pumpkins can gain up to 25 pounds (11 kilograms) in a day." In the back of the book is an index, a glossary, a roasted pumpkin seeds recipe, and additional recommended book and website resources to explore. This book courtesy of the publisher.