In fall, pumpkins turn orange are picked from patches. Check out pumpkins during and after the harvest.
Children's Literature - Meredith KigerOne of six in the "All About Fall" series, this colorful book uses large photos, minimum text, and repetition of words and phrases to support emergent readers. The story discusses the growth, harvesting, and marketing of pumpkins in the fall and the many uses of this unique vegetable. Pumpkins are not always orange and kids may be surprised to learn that pumpkins are a good source of vitamins and are used for more than pies. The concepts support National Science Foundation standards for early elementary students earth and life science studies. A glossary, an index, word count, and sources for further study plus safe Internet sites are included. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.
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