Pumpkin Town! Or, Nothing Is Better and Worse Than Pumpkins
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Pumpkin Town! Or, Nothing Is Better and Worse Than Pumpkins

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by Katie McKy, Pablo Bernasconi
     
 

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The perfect book for fall!

What happens when a town has an accidental abundance of pumpkins? What do José and his well-intentioned brothers do with a mountain of pumpkins? An EXPLOSION of pumpkins? Step into Pumpkin Town and see!

As a teacher, Katie McKy saw many children make mistakes. She also saw many children want to make their wrongs right.

As a

Overview

The perfect book for fall!

What happens when a town has an accidental abundance of pumpkins? What do José and his well-intentioned brothers do with a mountain of pumpkins? An EXPLOSION of pumpkins? Step into Pumpkin Town and see!

As a teacher, Katie McKy saw many children make mistakes. She also saw many children want to make their wrongs right.

As a gardener, Katie once planted too many pumpkin seeds. She was that a good thing can be a bad thing when the vines start to grow every which way.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
This tale cleverly illustrates the saying “too much of a good thing.
School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547181936
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
08/25/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
490,230
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
AD920L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Pablo Bernasconi is an award-winning graphic designer who was born in Buenos Aires. Pablo loves things that grow: puppies, trees, hair, knowledge, children, clouds, and pumpkins! His artwork has been published in picture books, magazines, and newspapers all over the world. He lives in Patagonia, Argentina—still a wild place where nature can often over-rule humans' attempts to control it.

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Pumpkin Town! Or, Nothing Is Better and Worse Than Pumpkins 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Mymcbooks More than 1 year ago
My Review: Jose and his family grew pumpkins. And during fall season, Jose and his family would gather all the pumpkins for sale but saved the biggest and brightest seeds and the small and duller seeds are tossed at the edge of the field. But the discarded seeds were blown away by the wind in to the next town. The neighbors woke up to find out that the pumpkins have grown all over the town making it hard for the people to walk. When Jose and his brothers arrived at the town one day they saw that it was covered in pumpkins. They knew they were responsible and they set about to put things right. I love that the story teaches us about responsibilities and that when you know you are at fault for your action and do something to resolve the problem the reward is not only gratitude but there might be a gift. The distorted proportions of the illustration are sure to catch a child's interest in the book. I high recommend this book. FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the story and the way it sounds when read aloud. The kids who can read it for themselves get this too, I think. One more advanced kid additionally 'got' some of the irony in the dilemma that Jose and his brothers face. It was great to share that understanding. A graphic artist has done the extraordinary illustrations. When I am reading it myself, it's hard to have to decide whether to look more at the art or turn the page to continue the story. Perhaps there is nothing better or worse than a perfect book! :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I was a kid, I read stories with clunky messages: they'd clunk you over the head. And I read stories with tied-too-tight endings. So, today, as a teacher who reads to kids, I love to find a story with enough room for their imaginations to wander and enough room for them to come to the proper conclusions about honesty and stewardship. I also love a story that's a visual feast and 'Pumpkin Town!' is just that! When I read it to my students, they reach for the images and point and coo, which is what every good picture book should provoke in children.