The Very Best Pumpkin

( 3 )

Overview

Growing up on Mimi and Papa’s farm, Peter knows a lot about caring for pumpkins. One summer Peter finds a lonely pumpkin all by itself in the field, and with his tender care, the pumpkin flourishes. By autumn, it’s the very best pumpkin of all, and Peter wants to keep it for himself. But when a young girl shows up at the farm in quest of a perfect pumpkin, will Peter pass on his prized pumpkin and gain a friend? From the bestselling creators of Reindeer Christmas and A Snowman Named Just Bob, this enchanting ...

See more details below
Hardcover
$10.46
BN.com price
(Save 19%)$12.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (15) from $1.99   
  • New (7) from $1.99   
  • Used (8) from $3.50   

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK Kids for iPad

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (NOOK Kids Read to Me - No Edition)
$8.99
BN.com price
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.

Overview

Growing up on Mimi and Papa’s farm, Peter knows a lot about caring for pumpkins. One summer Peter finds a lonely pumpkin all by itself in the field, and with his tender care, the pumpkin flourishes. By autumn, it’s the very best pumpkin of all, and Peter wants to keep it for himself. But when a young girl shows up at the farm in quest of a perfect pumpkin, will Peter pass on his prized pumpkin and gain a friend? From the bestselling creators of Reindeer Christmas and A Snowman Named Just Bob, this enchanting story is filled with the magic of autumn and friendship.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In warm watercolor spreads, stained with coffee and bleach to folksy, weathered effect, a boy grows pumpkins on a farm with his family. When he finds a pumpkin alone in a field, he tends to it, too, and his shy neighbor, Meg, secretly observes. When it's time to find homes for the pumpkins, Peter gives Meg the field pumpkin and "just like the pumpkins, their friendship grew and grew and grew." A sweet, drama-free tale of friendship for those seeking softer Halloween fare. Ages 4–8. (Aug.)
From the Publisher
"Moulton and Good team up for a tender autumn story, written in well-turned prose...The gentle story is complemented by glowing, folksy illustrations rendered in watercolors and artfully enhanced with instant coffee and bleach. The simply drawn, wide-eyed characters; country setting; and warm palette echo Joan Walsh Anglund's and Mary Englebreit's cozy worlds. A final page, "Peter's Guide to Growing Your Own Very Best Pumpkin," is a welcome extension for at-home gardeners. -School Library Journal

"The illustrations, rendered in watercolors mottled by instant coffee and bleach, are full of life and happy moments. The iconic symbols of the season—falling leaves, sprightly acorns, ripe apples—help provide an idyllic autumnal setting for the appealing friendship story. Readers will learn a lot about growing pumpkins along the way." - BOOKLIST

Children's Literature - Danielle Williams
Peter lives on a farm with his grandparents. In the spring they harvest berries and in the summer they harvest corn. But Peter's favorite harvest comes in the fall when they harvest pumpkins. This charming tale explains how Peter discovered an extra special pumpkin growing outside the pumpkin patch and how he spent all summer tending it. Little did Peter realize that the new neighbor's daughter, Meg, was watching as he tended his pumpkin. That fall when Meg came with her parents to Peter's pumpkin patch and he watched her step over each pumpkin looking for the right one, Peter knew his special pumpkin was meant for her. Of course, Meg and Peter become fast friends and even worked together throughout the next summer, planting seeds from the special pumpkin and tending to all the pumpkins in the pumpkin patch. While this is a rather simple story of patience and growing friendship, the illustrations are truly delightful and guide the reader through each season on the farm and the charming development of Meg and Peter's friendship. Reviewer: Danielle Williams
School Library Journal
Gr 1—Moulton and Good team up for a tender autumn story, written in well-turned prose. Peter has been taking special care of a lonely little pumpkin on his grandparents' farm. When bookish Meg, a fan of The Secret Garden, moves in next door, he befriends her and they share "the very best pumpkin." The gentle story is complemented by glowing, folksy illustrations rendered in watercolors and artfully enhanced with instant coffee and bleach. The simply drawn, wide-eyed characters; country setting; and warm palette echo Joan Walsh Anglund's and Mary Englebreit's cozy worlds. A final page, "Peter's Guide to Growing Your Own Very Best Pumpkin," is a welcome extension for at-home gardeners.—Amy Rowland, Shelter Rock Elementary School, Manhasset, NY
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416982883
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
  • Publication date: 8/3/2010
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 179,308
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: AD980L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 10.52 (w) x 11.04 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 2.5
( 3 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(2)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2013

    Very Angry Student!

    I can't open this eBook on the nook for android app because it can't be supported on my tablet! So why sell it if I can't read it on anything!? Absolutely ridiculous!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2012

    Kgbcbvc

    This is bad its bad its just plan old bad

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)