Pick a Pumpkin, Mrs. Millie!

Pick a Pumpkin, Mrs. Millie!

by Judy Cox
     
 
Silly Mrs. Millie is at it again. In the fall, she takes her kindergartners on a class trip to pick pumpkins for their harvest party. The class has fun guessing the meanings of their favorite teacher’s nonsense words. They go on a dragon (wagon) ride, pet the boats (goats), and drink apple spider(cider). Coupled with hilarious artwork in pen, pencil, and colored

Overview

Silly Mrs. Millie is at it again. In the fall, she takes her kindergartners on a class trip to pick pumpkins for their harvest party. The class has fun guessing the meanings of their favorite teacher’s nonsense words. They go on a dragon (wagon) ride, pet the boats (goats), and drink apple spider(cider). Coupled with hilarious artwork in pen, pencil, and colored dyes by Joe Mathieu, the lighthearted text sets a class trip on its ear, even as it teaches a subtle lesson in wordplay.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
When exuberant Mrs. Millie takes her kindergarteners to the pumpkin patch, her malapropistic tendencies are in full force. “It's cold today... Don't forget your jackals!” she says, as the laughing kids lift tongue-waggling jackals onto their backs instead of their jackets. Some of the jokes are more on target than others, but Mathieu's artwork adds to the laughs, with images of “round, orange pumas” and a busy game of “hide and sheep” in a corn maze. Ages 4–8. (July)
Children's Literature - Phyllis Kennemer
Silly Mrs. Millie is back in her third episode of foolishness. She and her eight multicultural kindergarten students are taking a field trip to a pumpkin patch, but Mrs. Millie announces they are going to the pumpkin pets to pick pumpkins and bring them yak to school. She asks them to put on their jackals and when they arrive at the farm invites them to ride in the hay dragon. The children are on to her and exuberantly correct her mispronunciations. After picking the pumpkins they continue their tour of the farm. They pet the boats (goats) and play hide and sheep in the corn maze. After drinking apple spider, they thank farmer Don for their fun on the fawn (farm). The colorful illustrations portray happy children relishing in correcting the mistakes of their teacher. Images of Mrs. Millie's alternate reality appear in thought bubbles throughout. Fans of the previous books in this series will also like this one. Reviewer: Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2—Mrs. Millie is back and sillier than ever. In this adventure she takes her class to the "pumpkin pets" (patch). They go on a dragon (wagon) ride; see a "harecrow" (scarecrow); pick "round, orange pumas"(pumpkins), drink "hot apple spider" (cider); and mulch (much) more. Cox's wordplay is sure to amuse and entertain. Mathieu's illustrations, done in Prismacolor pencil, dyes, and pen and ink, are better than ever and suffused with fall colors. They show jubilant faces and make the off-the-wall text laugh-out-loud funny as they depict Mrs. Millie's malapropisms. The billy boats and striped bee animals are especially comical. A good addition to autumn storytimes.—Catherine Callegari, Gay-Kimball Library, Troy, NH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761455738
Publisher:
Amazon Childrens Publishing
Publication date:
08/01/2009
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,365,329
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD390L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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