One night after his bath, when we were beginning to wind down, I came out of my bedroom with this book behind my back and surprised him.
To say he squeaked with joy is an understatement. That first time reading, he actually made me read it to him twice, and it's been our bedtime book for WEEKS now. But I'm sure you'd like to know what it's about...
Evy is the main character, and she has a garden! While all sorts of wacky, wild things are happening on the farm (cows in hats, pigs dancing 'round the maypole, sheep picnicking on the neighbor's lawn), she is single-mindedly nurturing her garden, as we build up to the penultimate pumpkin event: a giant pumpkin pie she can share with her farm friends on Thanksgiving.
Pumpkin Time! is seriously adorable, full of beautiful illustrations by Doug Cushman, and it was a perfectly wonderful book for my son's age (four). It even has some pumpkin recipes and fun facts in the back of the book, so if you have a child who likes to cook, like mine, or loves to garden, also like mine, that's another great feature.
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Pub. Date: June 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Format: Paperback ARC
Source: Received from the publisher in consideration of a review.a Rafflecopter giveaway